Just when the whole world thought that point-and-shoot was no longer as easy as it sounded, Polaroid comes up with its range of ultra compact entry level cameras, one of which is the a530. This basic camera with the resolution of about 5 mp and an interpolated 10 mp and a digital zoom of about 4x, comes with the basic features that most people will identify with, instead of jazzy special effects most of which are not used by people!Design and Functioning
Available in two understated colours Metallic Silver and Mauve the Polaroid a530 possesses a compact design that makes it ideal for carrying it anywhere and easy utility. To compensate for the loss of optical zoom, this camera provides a digital zoom range of 4x. Its maximum shutter speed is about 1/1000th of a second and the minimum is upto 1sec. the white balance section has four preset values Cloudy, Tungsten, Daylight and Fluorescent. Instead of a CCD image sensor, it possess a CMOS sensor, which is supposed to be more energy efficient than the CCD. It is compatible with SD and SDHC cards and comes with an internal memory of 16MB.