Canon A570IS

My A570 settings

Written by Gail Bjork

There are the settings I use for the Canon A570 IS. I never keep a digital camera at the factory default.

Canon A570 IS

I don’t care for the factory default settings of most digital cameras, so I change them as soon as I get a new camera. These are the settings I generally use for the Canon A570IS.

  • Shooting mode: P
  • Focus mode – use center point; turn on AiAF/Face Detection only if taking photos of people
  • Metering – Evaluative
  • Image Stabilization: Shoot Only
  • Sensitivity – 80
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3 (live in sunny area)
  • Print/Share button programmed for quick access to ISO settings
  • Auto focus assist lamp- ON
  • Red-eye mode – OFF (doesn’t really help in my experience)
  • White balance – AUTO
  • Flash: OFF
  • Grid: ON
  • Digital Zoom – OFF
  • LCD Review: OFF

About the author

Gail Bjork

Gail Bjork, who is passionate about digital photography, is the owner and editor of Digicamhelp.Gail is the author of three illustrated ebooks about digital photography. A number of her photos and digital photography related articles appear at other websites.In 2006, a series of her photos, People in the Louvre, were exhibited at the Underground Photo Gallery
in Iisalmi Finland. Eight of her photos taken in the Florida scrub are on permanent exhibition at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Florida.Gail served twelve years as an elected member of The School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. She has also been the editor of a small town newspaper and a free-lance writer. Gail and her husband owned and ran several small businesses.