Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
  • Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
  • Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
  • Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
  • Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
  • Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
  • Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

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Feature-packed compact digital camera with 7.1 megapixel resolution and high-quality, 4x Optical Zoom lens for freedom at your fingertips. DIGIC III Image Processor with improved Face Detection...More

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Feature-packed compact digital camera with 7.1 megapixel resolution and high-quality, 4x Optical Zoom lens for freedom at your fingertips. DIGIC III Image Processor with improved Face Detection Technology and Auto Red-Eye Correction for even better image quality and functionality. Clear, high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD for easier viewing. Sensitivity range expanded to ISO 1600 for sharper photos in low light. Four movie modes including 30 fps VGA and 60 fps Fast Frame Rate PictBridge-compatible for high-quality, easy direct printing. Power on the go with two AA-size batteries.


Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size2.5 in
Memory Card SupportSecure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Camera TypeCompact Camera
Effective Megapixels7.1 Megapixel
Lens MountFixed
Normalized-Optical Zoom4
Image Processor
Total Pixels7
Image SensorCCD
Other Features
Maximum Video Capture Resolution640 x 480
Interface Connection1 x USB, 1 x Video Out, 1 x DC Power In
FlashAuto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
Lens Features
Optical Zoom4 X
Digital Zoom4x
Focal Length5.80 mm to 23.20 mm
Max Aperture2.6 1/f
Removable Flash Memory Included16 MB
Height2.5 in
Weight5.82 oz
Width3.6 in
Depth1.7 in
Warranty Information1 Year Limited
Additional Specifications
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Image FormatJPEG
Continuous Shooting Speed1.7 frames/s (fps)
Product LinePowerShot
Max Focal Length23.2 mm
Shortest Shutter Speed1/2000 Second
Video Capture FormatAVI, MJPEG
Longest Shutter Speed1/15 Second
Product ModelA560
Brand NameCanon
Number of Resolution Modes8
Number of Scene Modes6
Metering CharacteristicsCenter-weighted, Evaluative, Spot, TTL
Minimum Shutter Speed15 sec.
Exposure Compensation Range (±)2 EV
Min Focus Distance2 in
Bulb SettingNo
Max Zoom16 X
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Camera ModesShooting Modes: Auto Camera Manual Portrait Landscape Night snapshot Kids & Pets Indoor Movie Special Scene Modes: Night Scene Foliage Snow Beach Aquarium Fireworks My Colors Mode: Vivid Neutral Sepia Black & White Custom Color
HD Movie ModeNo
Frequency BandSensitivity: Auto Auto (up to 800) ISO 80 ISO 100 ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800 ISO 1600 (user-set) Menu Languages: English German French Dutch Danish Finnish Italian Norwegian Swedish Spanish Simplified Chinese Russian Portuguese Greek Polish Czech Hungarian Turkish Arabic Traditional Chinese Korean Thai Romanian Ukrainian Japanese
Maximum Shutter Speed2000 1/x sec.
Exposure SettingsAE Lock, Auto Exposure, Multiple Program Modes
Product SeriesA
Maximum Frame Rate60 frames/s (fps)
White BalanceAuto, Manual, Preset Modes, TTL Auto
Focus FeaturesAuto Focus, Face Recognition Auto Focus, Multiple Point Focusing, Spot Focus
Normalized-Digital Zoom4
General FeaturesPhoto Date/Time Stamping, Pictbridge Support, Self Timer
Lens Construction7 Elements in 5 Groups
Maximum Image Resolution3072 x 2304
Included ComponentsCables - Audio/Video, Cables - USB, Carrying Strap, Microphone, Speaker
Image Sensor Quantity1
Power Source(2) AA Battery, Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery
Image Sensor Size0.4 in
Min Aperture8 1/f
Number of Batteries Support2
ISO Equivalencies100, 1600, 200, 400, 80, 800
Max Horizontal Image Resolution3072 pixels
Min Focal Length5.8 mm
Normalized-Number of Image Sensor Pixels7.4
Max Vertical Image Resolution2304 pixels
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  • Canon Power Shot A560

    By Barbara  Feb 29, 2008

    ### I bought this camera last year, upgrading from a previous Canon Power Shot model that my husband and I bought in 2004. It's lightweight and easy to use. The menu is intuitive, although I sometimes have to look up functions I don't always use. It came...with a simple "quick start" booklet, as well as a more complete small book, explaining all the features. The quality of the photos is excellent for the price of the camera. I have noticed that a tripod would be ideal when completely zoomed in, as photos come out blurry unless the camera is held absolutely still. I take my camera everywhere easily, as it doesn't take up much room in my purse. Transferring the photos to my computer is easy, which I then use on my blog and Flickr. The memory card that I purchased separately holds a lot of photos. I would recommend this camera model without hesitation. Read more Less

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  • Great Camera

    By Kenneth  Jun 10, 2008

    ### overall i think this camera is really good for what i need it to do it takes great quality pictures. i use it to take pictures of my architectural models in macro mode. i also take a lot of pictures of buildings which is really good. overall i this camera. Read more Less

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  • Love this camera

    By Yahoo Shopping User  Aug 6, 2008

    ### I love this camera, consider it one of my very best investments. Batteries last forever, my first set lasted six months and I take a lot of pics and review the photos on the screen often. I love how easy it is to hold and handle. The features are fan...tastic even though I am a digital camera newbie and still discovering how to use them all. Everyone I know who sees or uses my Cannon is impressed. I feel like I got a lot of camera for a VERY reasonable price and I shopped around before purchasing. I would recommend this camera to any and everyone! Read more Less

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  • Image quality

    By Yahoo! Shopping User  Jan 19, 2009

    please i need canon power shotA560. I live in cairo in Egypt. I want to know how to transfer the money to your company. you can ship the item to Ghana Embassy Cairo--Egypt through this name. DAVID KWASI BOATENG alias I K.

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  • Canon A560

    By Ronald  Nov 9, 2007

    ### All in all this is a good camera the. The pictures have good contrast and color tone. The format of the on screen menus make using manual mode easier than most other digital cameras i've tried. The videos are smooth but you have to take care moving...the camera around since the microphone picks up everything. The built in speaker for playback is a very nice touch. In the 320 x 240 video mode you can record up to 47 minutes of video on a 1 gb memory card. Playback on a standard TV at this resoloution fairly decent (below VHS quality) but get a 4 gb card and record at 640 x 480. Read more Less

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  • Canon A560

    By Yahoo Shopping User  Feb 4, 2009

    ### I got this camera a year ago and have taken 500-600 pictures with it. The performance is good and it still works good as new. I get less bad shots with this camera than the others I have used. The 4x zoom is nice and even works well with a bit of dig...ital zoom. I do find that even zoomed all the way out I often have to step back a bit to get my photo framed well. Some of the drawbacks are mostly due to the battery life. The battery icon will come on after only about two dozen photos. At this time it's important to have a spare pair of AA's for it. It will continue to take many pictures before the replace battery message comes on and it won't function. Once the icon starts flashing I noticed the real good performance begins to go down. The flash becomes dimmer, and recycle time between shots is slower. Even the shutter lag becomes longer which is barely tolerable even with fresh batteries. These are the only imperfections I find and are easy to overlook on a camera in this price range. It has more functions than I find to be useful. You can adjust the ISO, but the 800 and 1600 settings are quite grainy. Really it takes great pictures on full auto. I find the software a little hard to install and learn, but quite sufficient. I don't like the movie mode, it is high resolution, but it only sets the exposure when the movie begins, and not during the film. That does not take away from the quality of the still pictures it takes. It seems to be a better camera than the kodak, nikon, and most others. I do like my brother-in-law's sony though. I think this camera has been obsoleted by canon's later models which show potential to be as good or better. Read more Less

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  • Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera

    By Kathy  Sep 24, 2008

    ### I really love this camera, I don't know if it is me or the camera, but I can't seem to get all my pictures very clear. That is why I am online now and how I found this site, trying to see what I am doing wrong or what I can learn. The Online excellent for this camera. When I do take a clear picture, it is excellent. My camera before this would let me leave the date on my picture so when I printed it out the date would be in the lower right corner, this camera won't let me do that. When I go to the menu for the date stamp option, it is blackened out in the list and it won't let me click on it. If anyone has any ideas on that let me know please. Overall if I had to buy another camera, I would buy this one again. I am really really happy with it. I just wish I could turn the date stamp off or on. Read more Less

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  • Good For the Money

    By Faith Shannon  Sep 10, 2007

    ### Good: Great Flash!! Even indoors, the photo quality is pretty decent. You get a large LCD screen. Records video/audio which is a plus!!! I paid $149.00 which is definetely feesable. Small and compact. Great camera for a point & shoot. Bad: Is a litt...le heavy for its size but not horribly heavy!! Does seem to run blurry for moving shots like children and pets. Read more Less

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  • An Awesome buy!

    By Yahoo Shopping User  Apr 4, 2008

    ### I had wanted a digital camera for the longest time! After going on a trip to Paris it was obvious that I couldn't live w/o taking pics! I finally got the Canon Powershot A560!!! I played around with it and found that it was pretty easy to use. I pri...nt my pictures at a nearby Target and they come out beautiful! The colors were great and the quality of the image was the best. Some cons are that the camera is sort of slow without the flash and when the battery is close to dying it goes slow. When using the special features, the flash must be on and you have to be still to take a picture or else it comes out blurry. I would say that it's quite durable. I have dropped it on concrete and all that happened was that it was scratched. I recommend this product. It's great for beginners and amateur photographers. IT' AWESOME!!!!! Read more Less

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  • Great Camera

    By Brandon  Feb 29, 2008

    This was a great product for really works, and is a pretty good price. I have taken many pics with it and everyone seems to stay satisfied. It has a great 7.1 megapixels.

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  • Canon PowerShot A560

    The Imaging Resource

    The Canon PowerShot A560 is another great little camera from Canon. While classed and priced as an entry-level camera, the A560 takes great, high-resolution shots, has a nice 4x zoom lens, and is quite easy to use. Read more

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