Canon PowerShot S70 Review
On August the 19th of this year Canon announced a new flagship addition to its successful 'S' range, the 7 megapixel PowerShot S70. Aside from the black paint job and new sensor the S70 is identical to the PowerShot S60 (reviewed August 2004), sharing that model's new slim body design, wideangle lens and improved movie mode. Here's just a few of the S70's key selling points to whet your appetite:
- Wide-angle 28-100mm (35mm equivalent) 3.6x Optical Zoom Lens
- 7.1 Megapixel CCD and New UA Lens Technology for Superior Image Quality
- 13 Shooting Modes Including Enhanced VGA Movie Mode
- Exclusive Canon DiG!C Image Processor and iSAPS Technology
for Superior Image Quality and Faster Processing Speed
- Print/Share button plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print; Direct Print and PictBridge support
Canon PowerShot S70 Key specifications
|Street price|| US: $549
|Sensor|| 1/1.8 " Type CCD
7.1 million effective pixels
3072 x 2304
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480 at 10fps up to 30 secs
320 x 240 at 15fps up to three minutes
160 x 120 at 15fps up to three minutes
AVI (Motion JPEG)
28 - 100mm (35mm equiv)
|White Balance|| Auto
Custom (manual white balance)
|Continuous|| High Speed at approx.2.0 fps (for up to 15 images)
Normal at approx. 1.2 fps (for up to 23 images)
t Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off
|Storage|| CompactFlash type I/II and Microdrive
32 MB card supplied
|Viewfinder|| Real Image Optical|
|LCD monitor|| 1.8" TFT, 118,000 pixels|
|Power|| Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NB-2LH/NB-2L)
|In the box*||
PowerShot S70 Body
Spot, Center-weighted & Evaluative metering
|Weight (excl batt)||230 g (8.1 oz)|
|Dimensions||114 x 57 x 39mm (4.4 x 2.2 x 1.5in)|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
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