The PowerShot A540 features a big 2.5 inch LCD screen with 85,000 pixels of resolution. So whether you're setting up your shot or playing it back, everything is bright and clear. And with 9-point AiAF, you can count on exact focus no matter where your subject is in the frame. You also have Special Scene mode that gives you breathtaking, exhilarating pictures even when shooting conditions are tough.
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions
The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
The ultimate in creative control, you set ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.
The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
For impressive sunset or nightlife shots, the camera properly exposes the background and uses slow-sync flash for the subject.
Build awe-inspiring panoramas by neatly aligning sequential images.
Shoot in VGA and QVGA (30 fps/15 fps for up to 1 hour or 1GB), QVGA (60 fps for up to 1 minute) or QQVGA (15 fps for up to 3 minutes).
Special Scene Modes
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or bluish tint.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Capture underwater images with reduced backscatter effect. (Note: Optional Waterproof Case WP-DC2 required for shooting any underwater images)
Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
Yield vibrant shots with dramatic high-contrast.
Produce images of subtle, elegant tonality.
Recreate the look of vintage photographs.
Black & White
Deliver enhanced clarity - especially useful when shooting text.
Combine "Vivid Blue," "Vivid Green" and "Vivid Red" to achieve a positive film effect.
Lighter Skin Tone
Make your subjects' skin tones lighter.
Darker Skin Tone
Darken skin tones a shade.
Finely adjust brightness and vividness, and set your preferred balance of blue, green, red and skin colors.
*Actual results may vary from examples shown above. Final image may vary depending on picture composition.