Summary Canon A530

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 1
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 12
Specifications Key specs
Help 4x
Screen size
Help 1.8"
Help f/2.6
Screen resolution
Help 77k dots
Wide angle
Help 35 mm
Movie format
Help 480p @ 20fps
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The Canon A530 vs other recent compacts

Aperture Wide aperture Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help


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The Canon A530 vs other recent compacts

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
77k dots
Size Slightly large Help
Compact (90×64×43 mm)
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.1 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Thickness Thick Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
35 mm
Screen size Small screen Help
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
800 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
5 MP
Battery life Very short battery life Help
90 shots
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
Announced Old Help
February 2006
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second


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Canon PowerShot A530
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