|Canon PowerShot A570 IS review : A few weeks before the PMA 2007 in Las Vegas, Canon's new collection of digital compact cameras, including the new Canon PowerShot A570 IS, were launched worldwide. Not all the new models have undergone revolutionary changes, but they regularly have a Megapixel update, the odd new feature and small aesthetic changes. The new Canon A570 IS camera is a compact camera from the PowerShot A-5xx series. It is actually a luxurious version of the PowerShot A560 camera. An important addition is the integration of the optical image stabilizer, a feature that distinguishes the Canon PowerShot A570 IS from its competitors in its class.
Canon A570IS - PowerShot Digital Camera Series
Last year's Canon PowerShot A710 IS was the first digital compact camera in Canon's A-series equipped with optical image stabilization. Now there's the Canon PowerShot A570 IS; a 7,1 Megapixel camera with a 4x optical zoom, an image stabilizer, DIGIC III processor, face detection, an ISO speed up to 1600 and a 2,5-inch LCD monitor. The Canon A570 IS' features are impressive, especially for a camera in the novice class, for which the Canon A-series cameras are known. The Canon PowerShot A570 IS has a uniquely large selection of functions and setup possibilities for this class.
Canon PowerShot A570 image stabilizer
The optical image stabilizer, IS named by Canon, is made up of several moving parts in the lens that neutralizes camera shake. In practice, this has proven to be a very effective form of stabilization. Indisputably, this is a very valuable feature, because it allows you to capture an image with an optical zoom without having to worry about shutter speed or poor lighting. Additionally, the Canon A570 IS has a high ISO speed, which actually provides a double stabilization.
Canon A570 IS - 4x optical zoom
Although the Canon PowerShot A570 IS does not have a large optical range - 4x optical zoom - the optical stabilization application is a great advantage. The range is equivalent to a compact camera's 35-140mm, which is a good range for landscapes, portraits and everything in between. Possibly Canon may integrate a wide-angle lens in the next generation of cameras, which leaves something to be desired. However, a wide-angle or a telephoto range can be achieved by attaching optional camera converters. That this is possible with a camera in this class is certainly a luxury.
Canon DIGIC III processor
Another remarkable improvement is the integration of the new DIGIC III processor, which enables the improved face detection and advanced noise reduction technologies. By applying new algorithms, faces can be detected at a greater distance. DIGIC III also allows for a high ISO speed, up to 1600. This is a first in the Canon PowerShot A-series. The images are shown on the large 2.5-inch LCD screen, which can unfortunately no longer be tilted or rotated. The need for a movable monitor is no longer necessary now that the screen is larger, although this is a feature valued by photographers, and which they would prefer not to do without.
Canon PowerShot A570 review
PowerShot A-series is a unique series on the current digital camera market. Although they are novice level cameras, their functions and features make them appealing for daily use consumers as well as experienced photographers. This means that the Canon PowerShot A570 IS leans towards the PowerShot G-series. We have tested the Canon PowerShot A570 IS digital camera for some time. Our findings can be read in the next Canon PowerShot A570 IS digital camera review.
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