Canon PowerShot A530 Specifications

Canon PowerShot A530

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

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    3.5 in
  • Point-and-shoot highlights
    Having video capture capability makes this camera ideal for social functions or vacation shots.
  • Depth
    1.7 in
  • Height
    2.5 in
  • Weight
    6 oz
  • 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"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    composite video, USB 2.0, composite video
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, manual, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, snow, stitch assist, fireworks, foliage, indoor, kids & pets, landscape, night scene, night snapshot, portrait mode
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Vivid, Color Accent, Color Swap, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, My Colors, Neutral, Positive, Sepia
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent, fluorescent light (daylight), tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, audio / video cable, wrist strap

Display

  • Type
    1.8" LCD display
  • Display Format
    77,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Environmental Parameters

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

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1 ft - 11.5 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Lens System

  • Type
    4 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 23.2 mm - f/2.6-5.5
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.6-5.5
  • Macro Focus Range
    2 in - 17.7 in
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    35 - 140mm m
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Min Focus Range
    17.7 in
  • Lens Construction
    5 groups / 7 elements
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Optical Zoom
    4 x
  • Features
    aspherical lens, built-in lens shield

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card
    16 MB MMC
  • Image Storage
    Super-fine JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 5 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 10 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 2592 x 1944 : 21 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 9 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 16 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 33 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 14 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 26 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 50 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 56 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 88 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 138 - with 16MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 2592 x 1456 : 7 - with 16MB card
    Fine JPEG 2592 x 1456 : 14 - with 16MB card
    Normal JPEG 2592 x 1456 : 28 - with 16MB card
  • 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

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    real-image zoom
  • Type
    real-image zoom
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - real-image zoom

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.1 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    AE lock, digital noise reduction, histogram display, histogram display, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, direct print, display brightness control, histogram display, AF lock, RGB primary color filter, audio recording, auto power save, auto power save, built-in speaker, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp, digital image rotation

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    mono

Software

  • Type
    ArcSoft PhotoStudio, Canon ImageBrowser, Canon PhotoRecord, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

Battery

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

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.2 - 10.4, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, SVGA monitor, USB port

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 Wake up time
    2.1
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag bright
    0.5
  • 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

Canon PowerShot A530

Part Number: 1119B001 Released: Mar 7, 2006

MSRP: $149.99

See manufacturer website for availability.