All such software, programs (including but not limited to drivers), files, documents, manuals, instructions or any other materials (collectively, the “Downloaded. View and Download CANON POWERSHOT A user manual online. POWERSHOT A Digital Camera pdf manual download. We have 7 Canon PowerShot A manuals available for free PDF download: User Manual, Getting Started, Software Manual, Software User’s Manual.

Author: Meztijinn Grojas
Country: Ecuador
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Personal Growth
Published (Last): 4 February 2004
Pages: 286
PDF File Size: 11.57 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.83 Mb
ISBN: 486-7-99573-731-6
Downloads: 89173
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dounris

The Canon PowerShot A oversaturates red, blue, and some green tones slightly, but overall saturation is just about right. Exaggerated reds and blues are typical of many consumer models, but the A’s color was pleasing on a wide range of typical subjects.

Most consumer digital cameras produce color that’s more highly saturated more intense than found in the original subjects. This is simply because most people like their color a bit brighter than life. Here, with the color balanced properly for the light source, the PowerShot A’s skin tones were slightly pinkish, but still good.

Mwnual oversaturation is most problematic powershott on Caucasian skin tones, as it’s very easy for these “memory colors” to be seen as too bright, too pink, too yellow, etc. The Canon PowerShot A showed only a few small color shifts relative to the correct mathematical translation of colors in its subjects.

We noticed slight shifts in cyan toward blue, as well as a push of red toward orange, and some yellows toward green, though overall hue accuracy was very good. Hue is “what color” the color is. Indoors, incandescent lighting Slight warmth with Auto white balance. Incandescent and Manual options produced better, nearly identical results.

PowerShot A – Support – Download drivers, software and manuals – Canon UK

Average positive exposure compensation required. Color balance indoors under incandescent lighting was slightly warm in Auto white balance mode, while both poershot Incandescent and Manual settings more accurate results. Both Manual and Incandescent options were nearly identical, but the Manual option appeared best overall. Overall color with the Manual white balance setting is quite good, though there is the hint of a magenta tint and slightly pinkish skin tones.

Also, the blue flowers are quite dark, and slightly purplish. Many digital cameras reproduce these flowers with a dark, purplish tin. Our test lighting for this shot is a mixture of 60 and watt household incandescent bulbs, a pretty yellow light source, but a very common one in typical home settings here in the U. Outdoors, daylight Slightly high contrast outdoors, but still good overall exposure and color.

Outdoors, the Canon PowerShot A performed fairly well, though contrast is a little high under the harsh lighting. On the portrait shot, highlights are very hot on the white shirt, and shadows quite deep. Shadow detail is fair in both shots, though details are fuzzy from noise artifacts as well as some blurring from noise suppression.

Overall color is pretty good, cwnon. For harsh lighting like this, consider using the A’s adjustable contrast setting to even out the exposure.

See full set of test images with explanations See thumbnails of all test and gallery images.

Our laboratory resolution chart revealed sharp, distinct line patterns down to about 1, lines per picture height horizontally, and to about 1, lines vertically. Extinction didn’t really occur, though lines began to merge around 1, lines. Use these numbers to compare with other cameras of similar resolution, or use them to see just what higher resolution can mean in terms of potential detail. Noise suppression limits detail slightly in the shadows.


The Canon PowerShot A produced good, sharp details overall. Slight enhancement artifacts are visible on high-contrast subjects such as the crop above left, but results are still good.

Edge enhancement creates the illusion of sharpness by enhancing colors and tones right at the edge of a rapid transition in color or tone. The crop above right shows some noise suppression in the darker areas of Marti’s hair, which limits detail definition of individual strands.

There’s also some chroma noise remaining in the shadows and blurry areas. Noise-suppression systems in digital cameras tend to flatten-out detail in areas of subtle contrast. The effects can often be seen in shots of human hair, where the individual strands are lost and an almost “watercolor” look appears.

Canon PowerShot A580 user manual

A jump in noise with strong blurring at the highest settings. The Canon PowerShot A produces low to moderate noise at its normal sensitivity settings of 80 andwith good results still at ISO At ISOnoise is higher, as is noise suppressing blurring, but results are still pretty good overall. At the highest settings of and 1, noise is much stronger, with strong losses in fine detail and a lot of chroma noise. Sunlit and low light tests High resolution with strong overall detail, but high contrast and limited shadow detail.

Good low-light performance, capable of capturing bright images in near darkness. The Canon PowerShot A produced high contrast under the harsh lighting in the test shots above, with hot highlights on the white shirt and dark shadows. Shadow detail is limited, with blurred detail from noise artifacts as well as some noise suppression.

The camera’s lower contrast settings did a good job of producing a more even exposure, however, so definitely consider adjusting contrast in situations like the one above.

You can also use the fill flash in situations like the one shown above; it’s better to shoot in the shade when possible.

Because digital cameras are more like slide film than negative film in that they tend to have a more limited tonal rangewe test them in the harshest situations to see how they handle scenes with bright highlights and dark shadows, as well as what kind of sensitivity they have in low light.

The shot above is designed to mimic the very harsh, contrasty effect of direct noonday sunlight, a very tough challenge for most digital cameras. You can read details of this test here. The Canon PowerShot A performed well on the low-light test, capturing bright images at the lowest light level down to the ISO sensitivity level. Color balance was pretty good with the Auto white balance setting.

A useful trick is to just prop the camera on a convenient surface, and use its self-timer to release the shutter. This avoids any jiggling from msnual finger pressing the shutter button, and can work quite well when you don’t have a tripod handy. How bright is this? Powershott one foot-candle light level that this test begins at roughly corresponds to the brightness of typical city street-lighting at night. Cameras performing well at pwoershot level should be able powerehot snap good-looking photos of street-lit scenes.

This low light test is conducted with a stationary subject, and the camera mounted on a sturdy tripod. Most digital cameras will fail miserably when faced with a moving subject in dim lighting.

For example, a child’s ballet recital or a holiday pageant in a gymnasium. For such applications, you may have better luck with a digital SLR camera, but even there, you’ll likely need to set the focus manually.

powesrhot Coverage and Range A slightly dim flash even at close range. Our standard shots required slightly higher than average exposure compensation. Flash coverage was uneven at wide angle, with strong falloff in the corners and at the edges of the frame.


At full telephoto, coverage powersyot more uniform, but dim. The camera’s Slow-Sync flash mode produced slightly brighter results, but with a stronger orange cast from the room lighting.

At wide angle, flash shots at ISO remained fairly bright out to a distance of about 10 feet, decreasing in brightness from that point on. At full telephoto and ISOmanuak target was bright to about 7 feet, with decreasing intensity from there. Manufacturer Specified Flash Test. At telephoto, the camera again boosted ISO to compensate, though not as much. Our standard test method for flash range uses a fixed setting of ISOto provide a fair basis of comparison between cameras.

We’ve now also begun shooting two shots using the manufacturer-specified camera settings, at the range the company claims for the camera, to assess the validity of the specific claims. Print Quality Good print quality, good color, sharp 11xinch prints. The Canon A had enough resolution to powwershot good manua, 11xinch prints, though with some minor chroma noise in the shadows, even at ISO ISO shots start to soften a bit at 11×14, but with more chroma noise. Color noise disappears at ISObut quality drops, making 11xinch prints powrrshot little too soft; it’s better at 8x ISO shots are soft at 8×10, better at 5×7, though color has started to fade.

ISO 1, shots are barely acceptable at 4×6 inches, so this setting is best avoided. Testing hundreds of digital cameras, we’ve found that you can only tell just so much about a camera’s image quality by viewing its images on-screen.

Ultimately, there’s no substitute for printing a lot of images and examining them closely. For this reason, we now routinely print sample images from the cameras we test on our Canon i studio printer, and on the Canon iP here in the office.


See the Canon i review for details on that model. The images above were taken from our standardized test shots. Not sure which camera to buy? Let your eyes be the ultimate judge! Visit our Comparometer tm to compare images from the Canon PowerShot A with those from other cameras you may be considering.

The proof is in the pictures, so let your own eyes decide which you like best! Canon A Exposure Tweet Share. Navigate Review Jump to review page In the diagram above, the squares show the original color, and the circles show the color that the camera captured.

More saturated colors are located towards the periphery of the graph. Hue changes as you travel around the center. Thus, hue-accurate, highly saturated colors appear as lines radiating from the center. Strong detail to 1, lines horizontal Strong detail to 1, lines vertical Our laboratory resolution chart revealed sharp, distinct line patterns down to about 1, lines per picture height horizontally, and to about 1, lines vertically.

Good definition of high-contrast elements, with minor edge enhancement. Hair Noise suppression blurs detail in areas of subtle contrast, as in the darker parts of Marti’s hair here. Buy the Canon A Canon 5D Mark IV. Canon 6D Mark II. Canon 7D Mark II.