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I have had this camera for over a year now and I love it. it is so easy to use which is a huge plus for me as I get very frustrated with technology it moves much faster than I can cope with!
The canon powers hot AS540 is such a lovely little compact camera. It is a perfect size to shove in your handbag and take out with you. The camera itself is lovely silver and looks very cool. The other thing I love about this camera is it does not look cheap but it does not look like a very expensive camera so I don't worry about it being stolen. My 6-year-old daughter often goes off with my camera and takes some photos, which shows how easy it is to use. All the photos I have taken with this camera have come out to a very good standard with good clear colours and sharp images. I have taken thousands of photos with this camera some I have had blown up to over A4 size and they are still great quality.
The other thing I will admit is that I have dropped this camera accidentally several times and it still works perfectly. I am very impressed with this lightweight compact camera.
the only disadvantage I can think of is that these cameras use a lot of batteries!
Got this cammera for a 8 months already and have to admit that it's a great value for many and a pleasure when watching all photos on pc.
Main Features of this camera:
* 6.0 MP and 4x optical zoom
* DIGIC II, iSAPS and 9-point AiAF
* 20 shooting modes and My Colors
* High-speed ISO 800
* Widescreen image recording
* 30fps VGA movies
* 2.5" LCD screen
* Range of accessories
* PictBridge and Print/Share button
* CANON iMAGE GATEWAY²
You'v got lots of presets as a option for more professional users as a Aperture Priority Mode, Shutter Priority Mode and so on. It's very easy to use and all included software and cables make it even easier when comes to watch your pictures and movies directly on a TV screen.
Software allows you to things like downloading all new pictures only straight after connecting it to a PC. Preview photos and make some changes and enhancements. It's one of not many cameras to which you can buy seperately a waterproof case or lenses.
Overall I give it a note excelent as this camera - Cannon A540 has never failed me.
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This camera is fantastic. Being 6 megapixel the quality is brilliant and it is extremely easy to use. Apart from perhaps the switch between 'play' and 'camera' mode - which I find you need nails to use.
The design looks sexy and although its chunky build is perhaps more suitable for a man, you are still are able to fit it in a (large) handbag.
Retailing at about 157 pounds this camera is a fantastic buy!
I have been using it for years. It is very easy to use. Even newbie for digi things can learn to handle it in a very short time. The picture quality is very very good. It may be the best among the similar digicamrerals. I like very much the design. It's a real human design. The only weakness is the price compared with other competitors like hp and kodak. Overall, I highly recommend it. it is the best entry level digi cameral.
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This camera is equipped with an approximately 6.0 million camera effective pixel 1/2.5-inch Charge Coupled Device (CCD). Also, with DIGIC II, higher resolution and high-speed processing were achieved and the startup time and response time were shortened. This camera is equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens, which covers a 35mm film equivalent focal length ranging from 35 mm (Wide Angle) to 140 mm (Telephoto), and f/2.6 (Wide Angle) - f/5.5 (Telephoto) aperture.
The recording pixel settings now include a "Widescreen" mode that has the same aspect ratio as 16:9 widescreen TVs for shooting wide images. Adding ISO 800 has resulted in a faster shutter speed even when shooting in dark environments.
The Color Accent mode and Color Swap mode that transform colors when shooting have been added to the Special Scene mode. The new "My Colors" in the FUNC. menu is used to change the look and feel of the pictures when shooting.
With the newly added "Standard", "Fast Frame Rate", "Compact", "Color Accent" and "Color Swap" modes in the movie mode, it is easier to select modes to meet your photographic purposes. In the significantly enhanced movie mode, VGA (640 x 480 pixels) movies at a full 30 frames per second can be taken continuously until the clip size reaches 1GB or the clip length reaches 1 hour. In the Standard mode, digital zoom while recording movies is available. In the Fast Frame Rate mode, very smooth QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) movies at 60 frames per second can be taken.
This camera is equipped with an upgraded 2.5-inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). Grid lines are displayed for easier photo composition when the camera is in the Shooting mode. With the newly added Night Display, the camera automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the subject, making it easier to frame the subject when shooting in dark conditions.
The speed of continuous shooting has been increased to approx. 2.3 shots/sec. A function to create a folder to store recorded images by shooting date or shooting month has been newly added. Along with this, operability in playback mode has been improved by the addition of such features as a function to jump to and display the first image of each shooting date.
This camera is equipped with a Print/Share button. This button lets you easily print your images and download images directly from the camera to a computer (Windows / Mac OS X) by connecting the camera directly to a direct print compatible printer or connecting the camera to the computer. A new "Print Menu", including all menus for printing, has improved camera operations for such functions as direct printing.
This camera uses two AA batteries and a MultiMediaCard or an SD memory card for the recording media.