Canon PowerShot A530 Specifications

Canon PowerShot A530

Part Number: 1119B001 (Reviewed) Released: March 7, 2006

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Sensor Resolution
    5.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    5,300,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    5,000,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Optical Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    composite video
  • Point-and-shoot highlights
    Having video capture capability makes this camera ideal for social functions or vacation shots.
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 800
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted
  • Exposure Modes
    program
  • Shooting Programs
    night snapshot
  • Special Effects
    Color Swap
  • White Balance
    custom
  • White Balance Presets
    daylight
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    35 - 140mm m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic
  • Min Focus Range
    17.7 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    2 in - 17.7 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    built-in flash
  • Flash Modes
    fill-in mode
  • Features
    AF illuminator
  • Effective Flash Range
    1 ft - 11.5 ft

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.1 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Additional Features
    audio recording

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - real-image zoom

Display

  • Resolution
    77,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    built-in

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Software

  • Software
    ArcSoft PhotoStudio

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.2 - 10.4
  • Peripheral Devices
    USB port

Miscellaneous

  • Included Accessories
    USB cable

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard
  • Included Memory Card
    16 MB MMC
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 10 fps - 23 sec - with 16MB card
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 20 fps - 33 sec - with 16MB card
    AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 107 sec - with 16MB card

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    3.5 in
  • Depth
    1.7 in
  • Height
    2.5 in
  • Weight
    6 oz

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • Labs information
    All values are expressed in seconds. Please visit our <ref type="link" url="http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603 7-1014358-1.html">labs information page</ref> for information on how digital cameras are tested.
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag dim
    1.0
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    2.1
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    6.0
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    1.8
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    2.8

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Where to Buy See all prices

Canon PowerShot A530

Part Number: 1119B001 Released: Mar. 7, 2006
MSRP: $149.99 Low Price: $189.95 See all prices