The 7.1-megapixel Canon PowerShot A570 IS features image stabilisation and full manual control.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

88%
Overall score:88%
Features:85%
Value:90%
Performance:90%
Image Quality:90%
Design:85%

Pros:

  • Optical Image Stabilisation, exposure options.

Cons:

  • Screen resolution, mode dial.

Product:

Canon PowerShot A570IS

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£200.00

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Feature Set

The A570IS features the same 4x optical zoom (35-140mm equivalent) seen in previous PowerShot models, but is now coupled with Optical Image Stabilisation. As with the A560 model, the same 80-1600 ISO range has been included but rather disappointingly so has the 115,000 pixel resolution of the LCD screen. Perhaps this isn’t seen as a huge priority as an alternative exists within the viewfinder, but a resolution closer to 200,000 pixels is pretty much standard on similar models.





Handling

Handling has always been a key consideration within the range, and while the mode dial seems a little stiff – which is unnecessary as it’s embedded within the top plate, and so harder to switch accidentally – the menu pad and additional buttons are better spaced out than on the A560.





Image Quality

It’s in its images where the camera really shines, producing well-exposed ‘clean’ photos that are both sharp and contain masses of detail. Not only that, but noise is minimal and metering is sound.

Verdict

For manual control Canon’s A570 IS is hard to beat, with fantastic picture quality and an above-average zoom range.

Full Specification

Memory Card:
SD
Flash Modes:
4

White Balance:
TTL Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
ISO Range:
80-1600

Exposure Modes:
Auto/PASM 19 Scene
Metering System:
Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF frame)

Shutter Speeds:
15 – 1/2,000 sec
File Formats:
JPEG

LCD:
2.5in + viewfinder
Lens:
F/2.6-5.5 35-140mm

Sensor:
7mp
Connectivity:
USB 2.0

Power:
Li-ion
Dimensions:
Refer to manufacturers website

Weight:
Refer to manufacturers website
Other:
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