Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera Review

Unlike most og the compact digital cameras on the market (which usually feature 3x optical zoom), this Canon A530 comes with 4x optical zoom. The LCD is smaller than the newer cameras, it lacks the Shutter and Aperture Priority, but, it does have a Manual Mode and other manual controls (like white balance, exposure, metering).

By working with AA rechargeable batteries and MMC Memory Card, using the A series models from Canon is cheap and easy to find replacements anywhere around. For this model, Canon also offers, optionally, the possibility to take underwater pictures.

The images are sharper than most compacts (this is a good thing) and the colors are just splendid. The amount of features that most compacts don’t have (however don’t expect image stabilization), are enchased into a metal body not slim at all (and not stylish also, but the buttons and menu are intuitive and easy to use): it wont fit the pockets.
Canon PowerShot A530
Canon PowerShot A530
Canon PowerShot A530
Canon PowerShot A530
Canon PowerShot A530
Canon PowerShot A530


Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera Specifications

Shooting Modes: Auto, Program, Manual, Movie, Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Stitch Assist
Scene Modes: night snapshot, kids & pets, indoor, foliage, snow, beach, fireworks, underwater
Movie Mode: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 20/10 fps, AVI format, with sound, max 2GB, 4 Movie Modes (Compact/Standard/ Color Accent/ Color Swap)
Effects: vivid colors, sepia, black and white, my colors menu (color accent, color swap, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Manual (Red Eye On/Off)
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent plus manual
Metering: Evaluative, Center Weighted, Spot
Canon PowerShot A530Technical Data:
• 1.8 inch LCD
• Optical Viewfinder
• 5.0 megapixels
• 4x optical zoom + 4x digital zoom
Focal Length: 35 mm – 140 mm
• Aperture: F2.6 – F5.5
• ISO Range: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800
• Flash Range: 3.5 m – 5 m
• Focus Range: normal 45 cm to infinity, macro closest 5 cm
• Exposure Compensation: -2 to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
• Continuos Shooting: 2.1 fps, unlimited
• Shutter Speed: 15 – 1/2000 sec
• Self Timer: 2 or 10 sec
• File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• SD/MMC – Secure Digital memory + internal memory
• 2x AA NiMH batteries



I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

1 thought on “Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera Review

  1. [i]The images are sharper than most compacts (this is a good thing) and the colors are just splendid.[/i]
    I really don’t agree with the above statement. Most of the times the oversharpened and ovesaturated (Canon style – vibrating, unnatural reds) isn’t good at all especially if someone want to do some out of camera processing.

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