Canon Digital Cameras - Canon Powershot A700

 
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Canon Powershot A700 Digital Camera Review

Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 6.0 million
Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx 6.2 million)
Lens 5.8 (W) - 34.8 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 - 210 mm)
f/2.8 (W) - f/4.8 (T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 24x in combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System TTL autofocus
AF lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing frame: 9-point (AiAF) / 1-point (AF)Fixed to center or FlexiZone AF

Shooting Distance
(from the front of the lens)
Normal 55 cm (1.8 ft.) - infinity
Macro 1 - 55 cm (0.4 in. - 1.8 ft.)(W)
Manual focus: 1 cm (0.4 in.) - infinity (W)
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 15 - 1/2000 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode..
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction..
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot
Fixed to center or linked to the AF frame
Flash Exposure Compensation 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Exposure Compensation 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent
Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, on, off
Red-eye reduction is available.
FE Lock and flash output settings are available.
Flash Range
Normal 55 cm - 3.5 m (1.8 - 11 ft.) (W)
55 cm - 2.5 m (1.8 - 8.2 ft.) (T)
Macro 30 - 55 cm (12 in. - 1.8 ft.) (W/T)
Shooting Modes
Auto
Creative zone Program, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual
Image zone Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Special Scene, Stitch Assist and Movie( Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Color Swap and Color Accent. Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, Color Accent and Color Swap.)
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.0 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
PC-controlled Shooting Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit.)
Recording Media SD memory card/MultiMediaCard
This camera has been tasted with memory cards through 2 GB. Use of all memory cards cannot be guaranteed.
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type
Still images Exif 2.2(JPEG),Sound Memo: WAVE (monaural)
Movies AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels (Still images)
Number of Recording Pixels (movies)
Large 2816 x 2112 pixels
Middle 1 2272 x 1704 pixels
Middle 2 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small 640 x 480 pixels
Postcard Date Imprint Mode 1600 x 1200 pixels
Widescreen 2816 x 1584 pixels
Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full(can record up to a maximum of 1GB at one time) Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC-512MSH recommended) (Even if the clip size has not reached 1 GB, recording will stop at the moment the clip length reaches 1 hour. Depending on the volume and data writing speed of the memory card, recording may stop before reaching 1 hour or before the recorded data volume has reached 1 GB.)
Fast Frame Rate 320 x 240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
Max. Clip Length at one time: 1 minute
Compact 160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
Max. Clip Length at one time: 3 minutes
Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Jump (it is possible to jump to every tenth or hundredth image, to the first image of each shooting date, to the first image in each folder, or to movies. In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at once.), Sound memos (up to 1 min.), Auto Play or Movie (edit/slow motion play back possible).
Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera Settings Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound.
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source 2 AA-size alkaline batteries
2 AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries NB4-300 (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
Operating Temperature 040C (32104F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
Dimensions
(w x h x d)
94.5 x 66.5 x 43.4 mm (3.72 x 2.62 x 1.71 in.) (excluding protrusions)
Weight
(camera body only)
Approx. 200 g (7.05 oz.) (camera body only)

Reviews
 
Review by: Sam
Lacation: Anchorage,Alaska
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-15-2007
Cost Performace

I got this camera to carry around and shoot. It has pretty good surprising features which has impressed me a lot. It has custome settings for saturation, contrast, sharpness etc. movie mode produces good video. The powershot is 6.0 megapixel CCD and 6x optical zoom lens.

 
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