Canon Powershot A560 7MP Digital Camera £59.99 at Argos!
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Canon Powershot A560 7MP Digital Camera £59.99 at Argos!

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Found 15th Oct 2008Made hot 16th Oct 2008
A relatively old model (April 2007) but a good spec even by today's standards. It was a good deal even at the previous price of £70. I've had several Canon cameras and they've all been excellent. £59.99 in store or £65.94 delivered.

Gets good reviews too, eg:
imaging-resource.com/PRO…HTM

Spec:
Body material: plastic.
7.1m pixels.
4 x optical zoom.
4 x digital zoom.
2.5in LCD screen.
Face detection - 8 faces.
Continuous shooting - 1.7 fps.
In-camera red eye fix.
SD/SDHC/MMC memory card compatible.
16MB memory card.
Movie capture with sound.
Maximum ISO range: 1600.
14 scene modes.
Pictbridge compatible.
Accessories included in box - wrist strap, 16MB memory card, AV cables, interface cable, User manual kit.
2 x AA batteries supplied.
Weight 165g.
Size (H)6.4, (W)9.12, (D)4.31cm.

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Good camera if there is plenty of available light. Not so good for low light photography (without flash).

Original Poster

Yeah, that is true of most compact digital cameras. SLRs have much bigger sensors so they are much better in the dark without a flash.

Reckon the other canon for £10 cheaper is a better bet

consider the Pentax from Amazon for £49.99 delivered. Basic - works well though.
amazon.co.uk/Pen…T9T

Canon is far better bet than Pentax.

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johnraggett;3203139

Reckon the other canon for £10 cheaper is a better bet


Personally I'd go for this one as I prefer the layout, and it has a slightly bigger optical zoom, but they're both great deals.

I am considering this for my dad, however the use of AA batteries puts me off.

Its prob either the A560 (still AA's) or Fuji Finepix Z10fd for £60 refurbed from fuji:?

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Just looking at that Fuji. It's funny how digital cameras have come on over the years, it's similar to what happened to mobile phones. They increased the sensor resolution, increased the screen size, made them smaller, improved battery life...then they ran out of ideas so they decided to colour them in! It does worry me a bit when the main selling point of a camera is its colour!

Hello i m a raver and i think this deal rocks

Nice Deal Nick i just reserved this for a friend.

chrisjmcqueen;3204020

I am considering this for my dad, however the use of AA batteries puts me … I am considering this for my dad, however the use of AA batteries puts me off.Its prob either the A560 (still AA's) or Fuji Finepix Z10fd for £60 refurbed from fuji:?



I'd be the opposite, you can pick up AA's anywhere, even high capacity rechargables are relatively easy to acquire if abroad / strapped for power somewhere exotic. How easy to find are any of the proprietary batteries if your stuck in a pinch?

nick_sub;3204084

Just looking at that Fuji. It's funny how digital cameras have come on … Just looking at that Fuji. It's funny how digital cameras have come on over the years, it's similar to what happened to mobile phones. They increased the sensor resolution, increased the screen size, made them smaller, improved battery life...then they ran out of ideas so they decided to colour them in! It does worry me a bit when the main selling point of a camera is its colour!



Pity that increased sensor resolution does not = better pictures! Really the average punter does not need 7MP, only 3-4MP is adequate as most people do not print out sizes larger than 7x5. When you start increasing the MP, you also need to increase the size of the aperture to allow more light to hit the CCD, but most people want smaller and smaller things. When you increase MPs and decrease size of lens/aperture = less light getting to CCD = poorer picture = software in the camera tries to compensate = digital artifacts! Wish this MP war would end.

I got this camera for Christmas last year. It is really great, have got lots of brilliant pictures out of it. The video isnt too bad either. I have took it with me to a load of gigs this year, the 4x optical zoom has helped get some great shots. If you're on the lookout for a camera I'd definitely recommend this, I think I'll be sticking with Canon from now on.

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zaheer2003;3205161

Pity that increased sensor resolution does not = better pictures! Really … Pity that increased sensor resolution does not = better pictures! Really the average punter does not need 7MP, only 3-4MP is adequate as most people do not print out sizes larger than 7x5. When you start increasing the MP, you also need to increase the size of the aperture to allow more light to hit the CCD, but most people want smaller and smaller things. When you increase MPs and decrease size of lens/aperture = less light getting to CCD = poorer picture = software in the camera tries to compensate = digital artifacts! Wish this MP war would end.


Yeah, me too, it's pointless and misleading. I've got a small Casio camera with 7MP, but I always shoot with 3MP. It's not that the card isn't big enough, there just isn't any point in having 7MP unless the lens etc is up to the job. I tend not to print my pictures anyway, and my monitor is only about 1MP!

a820 £49.99 at morrisons -

are there any vouchers for argos?

have you got a link for that jackit99?

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kinnth;3210927

are there any vouchers for argos?


No. Argos don't do vouchers or quidco I'm afraid.

This is HOT. Awesome camera for the price....il repeat AWESOME. Canon make possibly the finest cameras in the world. I own a larger model and tho a little chunky, people are generally amazed at the quality of photos it takes. AA batteries is no big problem, you can either load up on cheap AA battery deals for a hol or something or buy some good Ni-Mh which last long enough. The 4 X optical zoom is also better than the majority of compact digital cameras. Furthermore the price of this cam might make it look basic, but believe me, it is ANYTHING but. The quality of shots and features make it a quality all round cam. Do not be fooled into thinking this is some sort of budget model, it essentially is but for the majority of the public who want a point n shoot camera this will hands down beat the majority....probably all within its price range.

Don't forget the potential for CHDK ]>> WIKI

johnraggett;3203139

Reckon the other canon for £10 cheaper is a better bet

You mean the A470? Don't bother, that series is the cheapest load of **** you can buy from Canon. The full Powershot series are far, far better.

The slim Powershot series wasn't known as Powershot originally and it's a bit of a misnomer; they are cut down and have awful sensors. The larger, squarer Powershot is the real deal. My old Powershot A40 still holds its own against my newer Fuji S5500 in terms of image quality - it just doesn't have the same range of features.

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I certainly can't fault the Powershot range either. My first digital camera, a Poweshot A10, is still going strong after 7 years or so (with my dad now), even having survived a big wallop when I hit the lens unit on a railing on a brewery roof! It only had 1.3MP but the image quality is as good as any compact digital camera I've used since.

This is a pretty decent camera and will do most things that the average person wants. Good deal.

JACKIT99;3210870

a820 £49.99 at morrisons -



thast not a canon model ... quick google brings up nothing ... its fuji

mr.velvet;3211842

You mean the A470? Don't bother, that series is the cheapest load of **** … You mean the A470? Don't bother, that series is the cheapest load of **** you can buy from Canon. The full Powershot series are far, far better.The slim Powershot series wasn't known as Powershot originally and it's a bit of a misnomer; they are cut down and have awful sensors. The larger, squarer Powershot is the real deal. My old Powershot A40 still holds its own against my newer Fuji S5500 in terms of image quality - it just doesn't have the same range of features.



nick_sub;3211889

I certainly can't fault the Powershot range either. My first digital … I certainly can't fault the Powershot range either. My first digital camera, a Poweshot A10, is still going strong after 7 years or so (with my dad now), even having survived a big wallop when I hit the lens unit on a railing on a brewery roof! It only had 1.3MP but the image quality is as good as any compact digital camera I've used since.



yeah, I'm using a Powershot A85 4MP that I bought from Argos 3 years ago for £99 and it is the dogs danglies! I read the reviews for these newer Powershot and their image quality is poorer than the older square Powershots like mine.

''have you got a link for that jackit99?'''
yeer but i was thinking of a fuji not a canon though.
hotukdeals.com/sea…820

I bought this camera last May when there was a promotion on, £30 or £40 cashback on canon cameras, so I paid around £100 for it after the cashback, at that price I thought it was a bargain!

Rep now added to earlier heat :-)

Original Poster

Thanks:thumbsup:

This is still on, and is probably as good a camera as your likely to get for this kind of money without going fo a refurb.

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