Canon PowerShot A540 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 52 reviews.
Canon PowerShot A540: 6.2 MP (Megapixels), 4x optical zoom, SD Card storage, No image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Raj, Cardiff

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
compact, great price, easy to use buttons
Bad points:
battery not rechargeable
flash not good
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Sep 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It's easy to use and the image quality is satisfying.
Bad points:
Although it's small, it could be improved to be lighter and smaller still, but otherwise i'm pretty happy with the camera.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Sep 2007

Ben, Maidstone

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I have found it easy to use and the picture quality is excellent. A very good product and amazing value for money.
Bad points:
Doesn't quite fit into my pocket!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Aug 2007

john, billericay

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
well made, good features, advanced processor, optical viewfinder
Bad points:
flash a little weak, a little difficult to learn to use especially if it was a first digital camera for someone
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Sep 2007

Peter, Battersea, London

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellant quality, very easy to use specially with computer programme
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Sep 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
a bit chunky
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Aug 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Takes good pictures in good light.
Bad points:
Menus a little difficult to get used to. Battery life seems quite short
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Aug 2007

This Canon PowerShot A540 is reviewed on Pocket Lint

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 2816x2112
Optical zoom ratio 4
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SD Card
Media format MMC Card
Media format SDXC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Manual Focus YesYes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 180
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 90.4x64x43.2
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.6-5.5
Release date 2006-03-09
Height in mm 6.4
Width in mm 90.4
Depth in mm 4.3
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 140
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 35

Also known as: Powershot A540, Canon A540, Canon PSA540

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