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PowerShot A540
Manufacturer: Canon
Model: PowerShot A540
Type of Camera: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical / 4x Digital / 16x Combined Zoom
   
Image Capture Device:  
Type 6.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 6.2 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 6.0 Megapixels
   
Lens:  
Focal Length 5.8-23.2mm f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinity
Macro: 2.0 in.-1.5 ft./5-45cm (WIDE), 1.0-1.5 ft./30-45cm (except WIDE)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
   
Viewfinders:  
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels Approx. 85,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
   
Aperture and Shutter:  
Maximum Aperture f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/2000 sec. (settable in Tv or M)
   
Exposure Control:  
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
   
White Balance Control: Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater), Custom
   
Flash:  
Built-in Flash Auto, Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Flash Off
Flash Range Normal: 1.5-11 ft./45cm - 3.5m (W), 1.5-7.2 ft./45cm - 2.2m (T)
Macro: 1-1.5 ft./30-45cm (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
   
Shooting Specifications:  
Shooting Modes Auto; Creative: P, Av, Tv, M; Image: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap), My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control Not available
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.3 fps
   
Image Storage:  
Storage Media SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format Design rule for camera file system
Print Order Format Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Compression Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression Mode Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 2), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 1), 2,816 x 2,112 (Large), 2,816 x 1,584 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps) available up to 1GB, 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
   
Playback Modes File: Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Auto Play
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
   
Erase Modes: Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
   
Interfaces:  
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC or PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
   
Power Supply:  
Power Source 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 90 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 360 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
Playback Time Approx. 300 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 420 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)
   
Physical Specifications:  
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.56 x 2.52 x 1.70 in. / 90.4 x 64.0 x 43.2mm
Weight Approx. 6.35 oz. / 180g (camera body only)

 

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