The PowerShot “A” Series

the entry level digital point and shoots

The PowerShot series of digital cameras replaced the film based Sure Shot series beginning in April of 1998 with the PowerShot A5.  There were several sub series of the PowerShot line such as the “A”, “S”, “D” and others. The “A” Powershot cameras were originally inexpensive “point and shoot” devices but as they were rolled out over the years some were surprisingly sophisticated.

What follows is a list compiled from the Canon Museum of Canon’s PowerShot “A” series cameras. The ones that I have acquired are shown in blue.

Note that these cameras all had the same name in all sales regions.

 

Name Introduced mpx ISO Card Batteries
PowerShot A5 Apr 98  .81  100-400  CF(Type 1) 1 x 2CR5
PowerShot A5 Zoom Oct 98 .81 100-400 CF(Type 1) 1 x 2CR5
PowerShot A50 Apr 99 1.3 100-400 CF(Type 1) 1 x 2CR5
PowerShot A20 May 01 2.1 100-150 CF(Type 1) 4 x AA
PowerShot A10 Jun 01 1.3 100-150 CF(Type 1) 4 x AA
PowerShot A40 Mar 02 2.0  50-400 CF(Type 1) 4 x AA
PowerShot A30 Mar 02  1.2 50-400  CF(Type 1)  4 X AA
PowerShot A100 Apr 02  1.2  64-400 CF(Type 1) 2 x AA
PowerShot A200 Jun 02  2.0 50-400 CF(Type 1) 2 x AA
PowerShot A70 Mar 03 3.2 50-400 CF(Type 1)  4 x AA
PowerShot A60 Mar 03 2.0  50-400 CF(Type 1) 4 x AA
PowerShot A300 Apr 03 3.2 50-400 CF(Type 1) 2 x AA
PowerShot A80 Oct 03  4.0  50-400 CF(Type 1) 4 x AA
PowerShot A75 Mar 04  3.2 50-400 CF(Type 1) 4 x AA/   MS-614S
PowerShot A310 Mar 04  3.2  50-400 CF(Type 1) 2 x AA
PowerShot A95 Sep 04  5.0 50-400 CF(Type 1) 4 x AA
PowerShot A85 Sep 04  4.0 50-400 CF(Type 1) 2 x AA
PowerShot A400 Sep 04 3.2 50-400 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A520 Mar 05  4.0  50-400 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A510 Mar 05  3.2 50-400 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A410 Sep 05 3.2  50-400 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A620 Oct 05 7.1  50-400 SD Card 2xAA
PowerShot A610 Oct 05 5.0  50-400 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A420 Feb 06 4.0  64-400 SD Card  2 x AA
PowerShot A430 Mar 06  4.0  64-400 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A530 Mar 06  5.0  80-800  SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A540 Mar 06  6.0  80-800 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A700 Apr 06  6.0 80-800 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A630 Sep 06  8.0  80-800 SD Card 4 x AA
PowerShot A640 Sep 06 10.0 80-800 SD Card 4 x AA
PowerShot A710 IS Sep 06  7.1 80-800 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A450 Feb 07 5.0  80-800 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A460 Mar 07  5.0 80-800 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A550 Mar 07  7.1 80-800 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A570 IS Mar 07 7.1  80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A560 Mar 07  7.1 80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A650 IS Aug 07 12.1  80-1600 SD Card  4 x AA
PowerShot A720 IS Aug 07 8.0  80-1600 SD Card  2 x AA
PowerShot A590 IS Feb 08  8.0 80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A580 Feb 08  8.0  80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A470 Mar 08  7.1  80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A1000 IS Sep 08  10.0 80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A2000 IS Sep 08 10.0 80-1600 SD Card  2 x AA
PowerShot A1100 IS Feb 09  12.1 80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A480 Feb 09 10.0  80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A2100 IS Mar 09  12.1  80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A3000 IS Feb 10 10.0 SD Card
PowerShot A3100 IS Feb 10  10.0 SD Card
PowerShot A490 Feb 10  10.0
PowerShot A495 Feb 10 10.0  80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A3200 IS Feb 11  14.1  80-1600 SD Card NB-8L
PowerShot A2200 Feb 11  14.1  80-1600 SD Card NB-8L
PowerShot A1200 Mar 11  12.1  80-1600 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A3300 IS Aug 11 16.0  80-1600 SD Card NB-8L
PowerShot A4000 IS Feb 12  16.0 SD Card NB-11L
PowerShot A3400 IS Mar 12  16.0 SD Card  NB-11L
PowerShot A2300 Mar 12  16.0  SD Card NB-11L
PowerShot A2400 IS Mar 12  16.0  SD Card NB-11L
PowerShot A810 Apr 12  16.0 SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A1300 Apr 12 16.0  SD Card 2 x AA
PowerShot A2600 Feb 13  16.0 SD Card NB-11L
PowerShot A1400 Feb 13  16.0 SD Card  2 x AA
PowerShot A3500 IS Aug 13  16.0

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