Canon PowerShot A560 7.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver Reviews
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Canon PowerShot A560 7.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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  • Canon PowerShot A560 7.1-Megapixel Digital Camera With 2.5-Inch LCD

    Mar 26, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, LCD size, resolution, 2 AA batteries, size, features, image quality, easy to use
    Cons: Slow flash recycle, noise at highest ISO settings

    Summary: It has been a good tradition that you can pick any Canon camera with no regrets. I do not like to generalize, but even their cheapest offerings provided consistent quality, ease of use, performance and good design. And with the prices getting ever lower ... read more

  • It's a "Canon Moment" for Me

    Jul 16, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It uses regular AA batteries! Beautiful, impressive shots!
    Cons: It's a little difficult for me to get the memory card out.

    Summary: Our family may have been among the last to give up on film and buy a digital camera. I finally talked my husband into it about three years ago. After using a digital camera for work, I was chomping at the bit for the freedom and immediacy of digital ... read more

  • Canon PowerShot A560 Digital camera

    Jun 5, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: If you're a beginner, you couldn't ask for a more user-friendly experience.
    Cons: Polarity for the battery indicators are tough to see, easy to get batteries get reversed

    Summary: Hi everyone i need to share some good experiance about the canon power shot A560 digital camera with everyone. I have been a fan of canon for a long time. This Canon digital camera delivers very good performance and clear image ... read more

  • Go Digital With the Canon PowerShot A560 Camera

    Jul 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: durable, great quality photos, easy to upload
    Cons: zooming in too much often results in graininess

    Summary: Ever since my dad got a very fancy digital camera four years ago, I had found myself using my own film camera less and less. It's a perfectly nice camera, but on most occasions when I wanted to take a picture, I could just use Dad's camera instead, and ... read more

  • multifunctional camera

    Apr 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 4x optical zoom, price, picture quality,screen size, many features for moderate to advanced user
    Cons: slightly overwhelming for basic user,flash is long and may cause blinking in young children

    Summary: I got this camera as a gift and have been fairly satisfied with it. The 4x optical zoom is a great step up from my old digital camera and that is the main reason my husband bought it. The other reason is the price. You don't find many 4x optical zooms ... read more

  • Hmm...Yes and No?

    Jan 31, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great picture quality, cheap, canon, small, zoom
    Cons: Red eye, flash time (absolutely slow!)

    Summary: Ok this Canon has ups and it has downs. First off the price is right at 130 with free rechargeable batteries and a free 1 gb memory card this cannot be beat! Before purchasing I went to my local store and played around with several cameras. I realized ... read more

  • Wonderful Camera!

    Jan 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great pics, great video, easy to use, computer friendly and easy uploads
    Cons: delay when using flash, no volume when using camera to playback video

    Summary: I bought this camera because I needed to have a digital camera that would fit in my purse, diaper bag, or coat pocket. I have a larger camera, but it just isn't convenient to carry around. Since I was pregnant at the time, I wanted to get something ... read more

  • I Would Never Use a Digital Camera, Until Now...

    Jan 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great low light shots and alot of bang for the buck, easy to use.
    Cons: Not a long battery life and a long recycle time especially with low light photos.

    Summary: I had sworn on a stack of holy books that I would never be sucked into the digital world, then I went to China. I have always liked to shoot film. There is in my opinion nothing better than film. I own a very nice Canon camera with two lens that is my ... read more

  • Great Camera

    Jan 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great pictures. Very light weight. 1 year warranty.
    Cons: Battery Door.

    Summary: I got this camera yesterday, so I cannot comment on the battery life, however, set up was easy. I previously owned a Fuji FinPix which had to be repaired once and finally broke after 18 months with a bad sensor. Aside from that, it was a good camera. ... read more

  • Easy to Use but Has a Short Life Expectancy

    Dec 30, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, easy softwear, nice zooming feature, good picture quality
    Cons: Only lasted around a year.

    Summary: Last year before Christmas we bought a Canon A560 Digital camera, this year a few days before Christmas we had to get a new Digital camera. Canon A560 Digital Camera We bought the Canon A560 Digital camera for a few different reasons. One ... read more

  • The Flame that burns brighter burns faster

    Dec 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice pictures,good screen,software easy to use
    Cons: Very poor battery life,defective battery door,poor support

    Summary: I bought this camera to replace a competitor model. I was told that it is cheaper to buy a new one than fix it (immediately after the warranty ran out!) I was attracted to the camera by Canon's good reputation. A quick search of the web led me to the ... read more

  • Good Quality Memories

    Sep 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good colour, high quality photos, good price
    Cons: delay in next photo

    Summary: As well as having my Kodak Z650 which has a high zoom I really wanted a camera which was less bulky and able to take on nights out with me. A family friend had a Canon Powershot camera and they recommended it to me a lot, I took a few pictures on it and ... read more

  • Good point and shoot for beginners and shutter-bugs alike

    Jul 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Optical Viewfinder, large display, 4x zoom, easy to use/handle, quality images, ready to go!
    Cons: not pocket sized

    Summary: I debated for weeks over which camera to buy as my first digital camera. I had used them before, but never owned one. I actually had considered another brand altogether, but after all my research and visits to camera shops, I kept returning to the Canon ... read more

  • PowerShot A560 makes great gift

    May 26, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, optical viewfinder, big screen, fast shutter, face detection, easy to use
    Cons: smallish buttons, flash controls not all in same place

    Summary: I purchased this camera as a gift for my dad, who has never used a digital camera before. So I’ll be writing this review from the standpoint of someone looking for a good gift. Some of the key factors were price, size, optical viewfinder and ... read more

  • Good inexpensive camera, but.....

    May 9, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Intuitive controls, easy to use, lots of features for the price
    Cons: Lacking in manual focus, "tweener" size.

    Summary: The Canon a560 has much to commend it. Crisp large viewfinder, 7 megapixel capability, three modes of autofocus (including Canon's face recognition), multiple shooting modes, and fairly intuitive menu structure, takes standard or rechargable AA ... read more

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  • Canon 560 still going strong

    Dec 31, 2013 by
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    Pros: good pictures, easy to use, downloads to my computer quickly. Hold many pictures in memory.
    Cons: hard to open battery compartment. Slow taking pictures in a row. . Eats batteries

    Summary: 4 years later and this camera is still taking good pictures. Love that I can get a good grip on the camera. Only wish I could figure the different settings after all this ... read more

  • Canon disappoints on this model

    Oct 28, 2008 by
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    Pros: Compact, easy to use, large LCD display, uses standard AA batteries, power efficient.
    Cons: Lackluster image quality, long flash recycle time, LCD scratches easily, SD card hard to access.

    Summary: All in all this is a fair quality camera, but I feel like it's a big step backward from the older 3MP Canon PowerShot I had previously.  This camera has 7MP resolution, but the pictures lack the color and brilliance of the older camera and the extra ... read more

  • Erroneous low battery indicator

    Jul 2, 2008 by
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    Pros: Good video and snapshots
    Cons: Developed erroneous low battery problem. Other internet reports of same problem.

    Summary: Good pictures, video and price, and CHDK (free software to upgrade Canon cameras, see google) works well. However, after a few months, may A560 gave the message "replace batteries" immediately after I put in new batteries, or in its better moods it let ... read more

  • Who needs imagine Stabilizer

    Feb 15, 2008 by
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    Pros: Good and cheap, equals imagine stabilizer camera's
    Cons: Battery door

    Summary: Great camera, very little blurry photos and camera shake, never had any problem, have tried imagine stabilizer canon powershot A570is, the A560 is better.You can set it not to camera shake quality similar to the is ... read more

  • This camera is NOT for beginners!

    Jan 2, 2008 by
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    Pros: A lot of options for experienced photo takers
    Cons: Complicated, poor pictures, limited editing capabilities

    Summary: I had a Kodak Easyshare that was dying after 3 years so bought the Canon Powershot based on reviews I read. As far as ease of use it may be easy if you have time to read all the instructions and can actually understand them! I'm used to taking ... read more

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