Canon Digital Cameras - Canon Powershot A70

 
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Canon Powershot A70 Digital Camera Review

Camera effective pixels Approx. 3.2 million
Image sensor 1/2.7" CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 3.3 million)
Lens 5.4 (W) - 16.2 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 - 105 mm)
F 2.8 (W) - 4.8 (T)
Digital tele-converter Maximum approx. 3.2x (Maximum approx. 9.6x with
optical zoom)
Optical viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD monitor 1.5", low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 118,000 pixels, picture
coverage=100%
Autofocus method TTL Autofocus 5-point AiAF/1-point AF
1-point AF: center
Focusing Range Normal : 46 cm (1.5 ft.) - infinity
Macro : 5 - 46 cm (2.0 in. - 1.5 ft.) (W)/
26 - 46 cm (10 in. - 1.5 ft.) (T)
Shutter Mechanical + electronic
Shutter speed 15 - 1/2000 sec.

15 - 1.3 sec. in Shutter-priority AE mode or manual mode only
Noise reduction processing on speeds slower than 1.3 sec.

Light metering system Evaluative metering (linked to focusing point)/ Center-weighted average metering/ Spot metering
Exposure control Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE or Manual exposure
Exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Sensitivity AUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
White balance TTL auto/preset (daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H) or Custom white balance
Flash Auto, On, Off
Red-eye reduction On: Red-eye reduction auto/Redeye
reduction On/Flash Off
Red-eye reduction Off: On/Off
Flash range Normal : 46 cm - 4.2 m (1.5 - 14 ft.) (W),
46 cm - 2.5 m (1.5 - 8.2 ft.) (T)
Macro : 26 - 46cm (10 in. - 1.5 ft.) (W/T)
Shooting modes

Auto

Creative zone Program, Shutter Speed Priority,
Aperture Priority and Manual
Image zone Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast
Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist and Movie

Continuous shooting Approx. 2.2 images/sec.
(Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off)
Self-timer Shoots after approx. 2 sec. or approx.10 sec.
PC-connected shooting Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program –RemoteCapture�Eis included in the camera kit.)
Recording media CompactFlash card (Type I)
File format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF-compliant
Image recording format
Still images JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Movies AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG, Audio data: WAVE [monaural])
Compression Superfine/ Fine/ Normal
Number of recording pixels :
Still images Large : 2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 1 : 1600 x 1200 pixels
Medium 2 : 1024 x 768 pixels
Small : 640 x 480 pixels
Movies 640 x 480 pixels (Approx. 30 sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (Approx. 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels (Approx. 3 min.)
Interface Universal Serial Bus (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol])
Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Replay modes Single image replay/index replay (9 thumbnails)/ zoomed view (LCD monitor zooms images up to maximum of approx. 10x)/ auto play / sound memos (up to 60 sec.) / Image output to Card Photo Printer CP-100/CP-10 and Bubble Jet Printer with the direct print function
My Camera Settings (Customizing) The Start-up Image, Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound and Selftimer Sound can be customized using the following methods. 1.Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.
2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
Power Source 1. Four AA alkaline batteries (included)
2. Four AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (optional)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK600 (optional)
Operating temperatures 0 - 40 degrees C (32 - 104 degrees F)
Operating humidity 10 - 90 %
Dimensions (w x h x d) 101.0 x 64.0 x 31.5 mm (4.0 x 2.5 x 1.2 in.)
excluding protrusions
Weight Approx. 215 g (7.6 oz.)
(excluding batteries and CF card))

Reviews
 
Review by: Chezan
Lacation: Rochester,New York
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-15-2007
Cost Performace

I have gone through many cameras before buying A70. This little cameras holds a world of imaging power and fun in their chic, durable metal bodies. This camera is very simple to use and produces incredible pictures right away.

 
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