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Canon Powershot A540 Digital Camera {6.0 M/P}

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Canon Powershot A540 Digital Camera {6.0 M/P} Description


The Canon PowerShot A540 is a great tool for photographers who are just getting a grasp of what a camera's functions and features can really do. This compact camera offers 4x optical zoom that will help you to get the subject of your photos closer. The 6 MP imaging power will provide clear and precise images, while the various shooting modes will allow you to create with a wide variety of imaging styles. The Canon PowerShot A540 is perfect for a beginner or for a photo enthusiest who wants to add some high-quality digital images to their portfolio.

With a full 6.0 megapixels of imaging power and a high-quality 4x optical zoom lens, the super-intuitive PowerShot A540 is ready to produce impressive results right from the start. This camera is packed with value from its high-end specs to its high-performance capabilities, yet easy enough for beginners to use.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 6 MP
  • Body Color: Silver  
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.5"
  • Sensor Type: CCD
  • Resolution: 2816 x 2112
  • ISO: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800
  • White Balance: Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater), Custom
  • Exposure Modes: Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual
  • 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
  • Image Stabilization: No 
  • Optical Zoom: 4x
  • Aperture Range: f/2.6-5.5   
  • LCD Size: 2.5"
  • Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec. - 15 sec. 
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Continuous Drive: 2 fps  
  • Video: Yes, NTSC/PAL
  • Memory Card Type(s): SD/MMC card
  • Battery: 2x AA (NiMH recommended) 
  • Weight: 230 g / 0.51 lb / 8.11 oz
  • Dimensions: 90 x 64 x 43 mm / 3.54 x 2.52 x 1.69″



Audio Formats WAV


Camera Modes

Shooting Modes:

  • Auto
  • Creative:
  • P (Program AE)
  • Av (Aperture Priority)
  • Tv (Shutter Priority)
  • M (Manual)
  • 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

Continuous Shooting:

  • Approximate 2.3 fps


Memory Card Supported MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card


Viewfinder Type Optical


Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Speed-Priority AE
  • Aperture-Priority AE
  • Manual

Physical Characteristics

Height 2.5"
Color Silver


Image Formats JPEG
Aspect Ratio 16:9


Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
HD Movie Mode No
Video Formats AVI

Network & Communication



PictBridge Yes

Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 2
Battery Built-in No
Battery Size Supported AA

Display & Graphics

Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CCD
Total Camera Resolution 6.2 Megapixel
Display Resolution 85000 Pixel
White Balance Modes
  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Custom
Effective Camera Resolution 6 Megapixel
Screen Size 2.5"


Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction

General information

Product Series A
Product Model A540
Product Line PowerShot
Manufacturer Part Number 1118B001
Manufacture GTIN 0013803062861
Brand Name Canon


Minimum Focus Distance 2"
Autofocus Type Passive
Focus Modes Auto
Optical Zoom 4x
Digital Zoom 4x
Focal Length 5.80 mm to 23.20 mm


Platform Supported PC
Additional Information
  • Record high-quality movies with sound up to 60 fps QVGA (320 x 240)


  • Auto
  • ISO 80
  • ISO 100
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 800

Display Languages:

  • Eng
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