Face Detection Technology and ISO 1600 come to PowerShot A-Series

PowerShot A570IS Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 22 February, 2007: Canon today announces the launch of the PowerShot A570 IS and PowerShot A560, two 7.1 Megapixel additions to Canon’s PowerShot A-Series range of affordable, family friendly cameras. The cameras are powered by DIGIC III, which introduces Face Detection Technology, automatic Red-Eye Correction in Playback and ISO 1600 to the PowerShot A-Series for the first time.

The PowerShot A560, a direct replacement for the popular PowerShot A540, features a full set of automatic functions for intuitive ease of use. The PowerShot A570 IS adds an optical Image Stabilizer to the lens, full manual control and a comprehensive range of accessories, giving users the choice to simply ‘point and shoot’ or explore the creative side of photography.

“The PowerShot A570 IS and PowerShot A560 bring the leading Canon technologies powered by DIGIC III within the reach of all consumers,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “These two advanced cameras have features with the potential to vastly improve the quality of everyday photography.”

The PowerShot A570 IS and PowerShot A560 feature:

  • 7.1 MP CCD image sensor
  • 4x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 35–140mm f/2.6 W–f/5.5 T)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer (PowerShot A570 IS only)
  • DIGIC III image processor and iSAPS
  • Face Detection AF/AE/FE
  • ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto
  • Popular Special Scene modes on Mode dial
  • 2.5” LCD screen with optical viewfinder
  • Lens accessories (PowerShot A570 IS only)
  • PictBridge and Print/Share button

For more information download the full press release

PowerShot A570 IS & A560_web press release [PDF, 343 KB]