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PowerShot A570 IS

The Canon PowerShot A570 IS is a 7 MP digital camera with image stabilization, launched in February of 2007.

Notice

CHDK is available for the A570is with firmware version 1.00E and 1.01A from the Download page


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Powershot A570 IS Front

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Powershot A570 IS Back

Reviews and Specifications

Firmware Info

Firmware information is given if ver.req exists on the SD.

Power on in PLAY mode with ver.req file on SD card, press and hold FUNCSET, press DISP reveals the firmware version.

...subsequent press of DISP (while still holding FUNCSET) reveals the next fw information pages (2x).

Technical Data

Powershot A570 IS
Processor: Digic III (ARM946ES)
OS: VxWorks version 5.5
Sensor: 7.1 million effective pixels, 1/2.5 " Type CCD
Resolution: 3072 x 2304
Lens: 4x optical zoom, 35-140mm (35mm equiv), F2.6-5.5
OIS: Yes, shift-type
Viewfinder: Yes, optical viewfinder
Display: 2.5-inch TFT, 115,000 pixels
ISO range: 15 sec to 1/2000 sec without CHDK
Storage: SD / SDHC / MMC card
Battery: 2x AA Alkaline or Ni-MH batteries, Optional AC adapter kit
Dimensions: 89.5 x 64.3 x 42.8 mm
Weight(body): 175g
USB: USB 2.0 (Mini-B, MTP, PTP)
Misc: ISO 80-1600, AV out, Flash adjustable in 3 levels, movie clips up to 640x480 @30fps (320x240 @60fps)

underwater case available

CHDK specialities

  • Since CHDK changeset #911 the <Alt> button can be set to PRINT (default) or DISPLAY from the "Miscellaneous stuff" / "<ALT> mode button" CHDK menu
    • If DISPLAY is selected for <Alt> button: press DISPLAY quickly it will act as your <ALT> mode button, but if you hold it down for a second, it acts like the DISPLAY button normally does


For Developers

Firmware dumps

  • A570 fw 100e (new one, 30-Nov-2008 by fudgey): zShare download
  • A570 fw 101a
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Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

LEDs

LED_PR 0xc02200C4


The set_led command currently has control of all LED's except for the power LED. 
The address for the power LED is: 0xc02200D4

CHDK related infos

  • PLATFORMID = 12620 (#314C)
  • The A570 has the 'accelerated' MD (buffer optimization in lib.c: vid_get_viewport_live_fb)

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