Canon PowerShot A70

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Canon’s PowerShot A70 has a powerful 3.2 megapixel CCD sensor with 3x optical zoom which combines with digital for a 10x zoom. It features a command dial with 12 shooting modes, in a compact and durable metal body. The PowerShot A70 utilizes a high speed 5 point AiAF system equipped with Canon’s world-renowned optics with its 35-105mm lens to achieve superior photo images. The A70 boasts Canon’s exclusive DIGIC Imaging Processor with iSAPS (Intelligent Scene Analysis based on Photographic Space) technology that provides fast high quality image processing, improved color accuracy and enhanced battery life. Enjoy superb VGA 640 x 480 movies for up to 30 seconds with the PowerShot A70. No computer is necessary when using the PowerShot A70 direct print mode, simply connect the camera with a Card Photo Printer or Bubble Jet Direct Printer and admire your photos on the spot. The PowerShot A70 is compatible with a wide range of accessories, including wide angle and telephot! o lenses, close up lenses, and a dedicated waterproof case-perfect for shooting high quality images anywhere.

PowerShot A70 - Front View
PowerShot A70 - Rear View


Image Capture Device Type: 1/2.7 inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total Pixels: Approx. 3.2 Million
Effective Pixels: Approx. 3.0 Million
Focal Length: 5.4 – 16.2mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 35 – 105mm)
Digital Zoom: 3.2x
Focusing Range: Normal AF: 46cm/ 1.5 ft. – infiniti Macro AF: 5 – 46cm/ 2.0 in. – 1.5 ft. (wide-angle), 26 – 46cm/10 in. – 1.5 ft. (telephoto) Manual focus: 5cm/ 2.0 in. – infinity (wide-angle), 26cm/10 in. – infinity (telephoto)
Autofocus System: Around most of picture area; AF lock and Manual focus are available AF lock and Manual focus are available
Optical Viewfinder: Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor: 1.5 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels: Approx. 78,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 – 4.8
Shutter Speed: 15 – 1/2,500 sec. Slow shutter speed of 1.3 sec. is only available in select modes
Sensitivity: AUTO/ISO 50/ 100/ 200/ 400 equivalent
Light Metering Method: Evaluation/ Center-weighted average/ Spot
Exposure Control Method: Program AE/ Manual
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3-step increments
White Balance Control: TTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash), or Custom
Built-in Flash: Operation Modes: Auto/ ON/ OFF, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction ON/ OFF
Flash Range: WIDE: 46 – 4.2m TELE: 46 – 2.5m MACRO: 26 – 46cm (When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent) m
Recycling Time: Approx. 10 sec. or less
Shooting Modes: AUTO/ Creative zone: Program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual, and Custom. Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist and Movie
Self-Timer: Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 2.2 frames/sec.
Photo Effects: Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, and Black and White
Storage Media: CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
File Format: Design rule for Camera File system (DCF*1)
Print Order Format: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording Format: Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
JPEG Compression Mode: SuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels: 2048 x 1536 (Large), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 1), 1024 x 768 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)/ Movie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Playback Modes File: Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Movie, Slide Show
Erase Modes: Single Image, All Images, Movie: Part of movie, All movie
Computer Interface: Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video Out: NTSC or PAL
Other: CF card slot (accept type I and type II cards). Direct connection to Canon Card Photo Printer CP-100 and letter-size S820D, S830D, and S530D photo printers (no computer required)
Power Source: 1. Size AA Alkaline battery x4 2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery x4 (NB-1AH) 3. Compact Power Adapter (ACK-600)
Shooting Capacity: Approx. 250 shots/ Approx. 800 shots (LCD monitor ON) Approx. 350 shots/ Approx. 1000 shots (LCD monitor OFF) (Alkaline battery/ NB-1AH)
Playback Time: Approx. 280 min/ Approx 280 min. (Alkaline battery/ NB-1AH)
Operating Temperature: 32 – 104°F (0 – 40°C)
Operating Humidity: 10 – 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.98 x 2.52 x 1.24 in./101.0 x 64.0 x 31.5mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 7.58 oz./215g (Camera body only)
System Requirements: Windows: Hardware: IBM PC/AT compatible with CD-ROM Drive. OS: Windows 98 (including the Second Edition), Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP (Home, Professional) (Please see our Windows XP compatibility statement) CPU: Pentium 150 MHz or higher processor (Windows 2000/Windows ME/Windows 98) CPU: 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP). Interface: USB: Cable connection via the camera's USB port is limited to computers pre-installed with an OS listed above. Free Hard Drive Space: 300MB or more for Canon Utilities/Drivers. RAM: 64MB or more (Windows 2000/Windows ME/Windows 98) RAM: 128MB or more (Windows XP) Display: 800 x 600 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better is required, 1024 x 768 pixels or better is recommended.
System Requirements: Macintosh: Hardware: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac, iBook or eMac. A CD-ROM drive is required to install the software. OS: Mac OS 9.0 through 9.2, OS X (Version 10.1/10.2). (Please see our Mac OS X Compatibility Statement) Note: USB Mounter software is not supported in Mac OS X. CPU: PowerPC Interface: USB: Cable connection via the camera's USB port is limited to genuine Apple Computer brand models with a built-in USB interface. Free Hard Drive Space: 200MB or more for Canon Utilities RAM: 20MB or more of application memory (Mac OS 9.x) RAM: 128MB or more (Mac OS X) Display: 800 x 600 pixels/32,000 colors or better is required, 1024 x 768 pixels or better is recommended.

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