Canon Powershot A570 IS Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 4x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Auto focus, auto and manual exposure
  • ISO 80-1600
  • Movie mode, with sound
  • 2.5" LCD display (115,000px)
  • Secure Digital Card Storage (16mb SD card included)
  • JPEG file format
  • 2 AA Batteries
  • Release Date: 2007-03-01
  • Final Grade: 0 F

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Canon Powershot A570 IS
7.1 megapixels; 4x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom; Optical Image Stabilization; Auto focus, auto and manual exposure; ISO 80-1600; Movie mode, with sound; 2.5" LCD display (115,000px); Secure Digital Card Storage (16mb SD card included); JPEG file format; 2 AA Batteries
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

This was a great camera in its time, but getting old. Check out a more recent PowerShot, like the A3000. Here's what we had to say about the A570 when it was released in March 2007.

The second camera in Canon's Powershot A-series to feature optical image stabilization, the A570 IS follows on the heels of last year's very successful A710 IS. Autocorrecting for hand movement, this image stabilization system greatly reduces jitter and blur in long zoom photos. In addition, the A570 IS brings a couple of Canon's innovations to the A-series for the first time. First, face detection technology, which allows the camera's autofocus system to latch onto a subject's face and keep it in focus no matter where the subject moves. Second is ISO 1600 shooting, greatly helped by the new DIGIC III processor. Though these are significant advances in technology, overall the A570 isn't much of a leap over the A710. For instance, while it features the same great 7.1 megapixel sensor, its lens manages only an average-for-its-class 4x optical zoom compared to the A710's above average 6x optical. It does add some interesting new movie modes and a scene mode or two, but this isn't really enough to push it into truly new territory. While it turns out impressive photos, the A570 IS is ultimately a minor upgrade to a great camera.

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