Canon PowerShot A570 IS | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
The Secure Digital memory card manufacturer is making a fortune, at least if we assess production figures. In the first few months of 2007, the price of a memory card decreased extremely quickly. Inevitably this decline created reactions, and it seems that the majority of memory card manufacturers cannot keep this up for long. One thing is clear: up until now the consumer has nothing to lose! The Canon PowerShot A570 IS supports Secure Digital cards as well as the SDHC cards. SDHC stands for SD High Capacity and has a minimal storage capacity of 4 and 8GB, and in the future this will evolve into 32GB. The Canon PowerShot A570 IS camera is accompanied by a 16MB card, which is of course not even enough to last through a vacation, nor even a handful of shots.
Canon PowerShot A570 - Flash Memory
That is why we recommended that you purchase a memory card immediately. Secure Digital's selection of cards is enormous. You can choose out of different storage capacities or speeds with which the card is able to read or write the data. However, the Canon PowerShot A570 IS speed is not an issue, as the files are not so large, circa 3MB for the highest quality, and the DIGIC III processor is able to process the images quickly. Because the prices of the SD cards have decreased so much, we recommend that you purchase at least 512MB, but better yet, 1GB. This card can hold up to 300 shots, which is enough for most consumers.
Considering a storage capacity of 512MB:
JPEG - Large - 3072x2304 pixels - Superfine - 3045kB - 156 pictures
JPEG - Large - 3072x2304 pixels - Fine - 1897kB - 251 pictures
JPEG - Large - 3072x2304 pixels - Normal - 902kB - 520 pictures
JPEG - Normal 1 - 2592x1944 pixels - Superfine - 2503kB - 190 pictures
JPEG - Normal 1 - 2592x1944 pixels - Fine - 1395kB - 339 pictures
JPEG - Normal 1 - 2592x1944 pixels - Normal - 695kB - 671 pictures
JPEG - Normal 2 - 2048x1536 pixels - Superfine - 1602kB - 295 pictures
JPEG - Normal 2 - 2048x1536 pixels - Fine - 893kB - 529 pictures
JPEG - Normal 2 - 2048x1536 pixels - Normal - 445kB - 1041 pictures
JPEG - Normal 3 - 1600x1200 pixels - Superfine - 1002kB - 471 pictures
JPEG - Normal 3 - 1600x1200 pixels - Fine - 558kB - 839 pictures
JPEG - Normal 3 - 1600x1200 pixels - Normal - 278kB - 1590 pictures
JPEG - Small - 640x480 pixels - Superfine - 249kB - 1777 pictures
JPEG - Small - 640x480 pixels - Fine - 150kB - 2747 pictures
JPEG - Small - 640x480 pixels - Normal - 84kB - 4317 pictures
JPEG - Postcard - 1600x1200 pixels - Fine - 558kB - 839 pictures
JPEG - Wide - 3072x1728 pixels - Superfine - 2304kB - 207 pictures
JPEG - Wide - 3072x1728 pixels - Fine - 1420kB - 335 pictures
JPEG - Wide - 3072x1728 pixels - Normal - 678kB - 686 pictures
Canon PowerShot - Video clips:
Video - 640 x 480 pixels - 30fps - 4 min 9 seconds
Video - 640 x 480 pixels - 15fps - 8 min 14 seconds
Video - 320 x 240 pixels - 30fps - 11 min 42 seconds
Video - 320 x 240 pixels - 15fps - 22 min 53 seconds
Video - 320 x 240 pixels - 60fps - 5 min 59 seconds
SanDisk Extreme III Flash Memory
The Canon PowerShot A570 IS digital compact camera can shoot images at a speed of approximately 1.7 frames per second. This is remarkable for a camera that is not extraordinarily fast, although we cannot classify it as a camera meant exclusively for action photography. You don't need a super-fast memory card, such as SanDisk's Extreme III. An Ultra II SD card will suffice and results in continual shooting until the card is full. With a standard card there is a chance that your data will not record as easily, so I would recommend an average speed memory card.
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection
An advantage of a faster memory card is the possibility of faster data transfer, if the computer and the transfer equipment have a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connection. If this is not the case, we recommend that you try a card reader. This is a handy gadget that is connected by a USB port and is able to read a memory card really quickly, and it can save data as well. The card reader acts as an external hard disk for the computer. An extra bonus is that this saves energy.
Canon A570IS - AA Alkaline batteries
The Canon PowerShot A570 IS requires two AA Alkaline batteries. In the early days of digital photography these batteries were depleted after making only a few shots, but nowadays it is possible to make about 120 shots. This is fairly good, but if you go for the NiMH type, it will last you a bit longer, about 400 images. If you keep the LCD screen switched off and shoot with the optical viewfinder, you can make about three times as many photos with your Alkaline batteries, and with the NiMH, twice as many. An added advantage is that this camera always comes with an optical viewfinder!