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Canon PowerShot A70 Specifications


Street Price   US: $ 350 [check / order]
UK: £ 300 [check / order]
Body Material   Plastic
CCD effective pixels Click for help 3.2 million
CCD size Click for help 1/2.7" (5.3 x 4.0 mm - more info)
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help G - R - G - B
Max resolution   2048 x 1536 (3.14 million)
Lower resolutions   • 1600 x 1200
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h   4:3
File formats Click for help • Still: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG + WAV audio)
JPEG Quality Levels   • Super-Fine
• Fine
• Normal
Movie clips   • 640 x 480, 15 fps, up to 30 secs
• 320 x 240, 15 fps, up to 3 mins
• 160 x 120, 15 fps, up to 3 mins
(3 mins requires high speed CF card)
Lens Thread   With optional bayonet fit adapter, 58 mm
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 35 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 105 mm (3 x)
Zoom steps   7 steps
Lens Aperture Click for help F2.8 - F4.8
Digital zoom Click for help Yes, up to 3.2x
Focus   • 5-point AiAF (auto area selection)
• 1-point AF (center)
• Manual focus
AF Illumination lamp Click for help Yes, visible light (orange)
Focus range Click for help • Normal: 46 cm - Infinity (1.5 ft - Infinity)
• Macro (W): 5 - 46 cm (2.0 - 18.1 in)
• Macro (T): 26 - 46 cm (10.2 - 18.1 in)
Shooting modes   • Auto
• Program AE
• Shutter priority AE
• Aperture priority AE
• Manual
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Night Scene
• Fast Shutter
• Slow Shutter
• Stitch Asssist
• Movie (with sound)
Sensitivity equiv. Click for help • Auto
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Metering Click for help

• Evaluative
• Center weighted average
• Spot

Min shutter Click for help • Auto: 1/8 sec
• Program / Aperture Priority: 1 sec
• Shutter Priority / Manual: 15 sec
Max shutter (wide) Click for help • F2.8: 1/1250 sec
• F3.2 - F4.0: 1/1600 sec
• F4.5 - F8.0: 1/2000 sec
Max shutter (tele) Click for help • F4.8: 1/1250 sec
• F5.6 - F7.1: 1/1600 sec
• F8.0: 1/2000 sec
Aperture priority Click for help

• Wide: F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
• Tele: F4.8, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0

Shutter priority Click for help 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600*, 1/2000*
* Available only above certain apertures, see above
Noise reduction   Yes, for shutter speeds of 1.3 seconds or slower
Exposure compensation Click for help -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3EV steps
Exposure bracketing Click for help No
Manual exposure Click for help Yes
White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent High
• Custom
Photo Effect   • Off
• Vivid
• Neutral
• Low Sharpening
• Sepia
• Black & White
Continuous Click for help 2.2 fps up to 12 frames
Built-in Flash   Yes, fixed internal
Flash Range (Auto ISO)  

• Wide: 0.46 - 4.2 m (1.5 - 13.8 ft)
• Tele: 0.46 - 2.5 m (1.5 - 8.2 ft)

Flash modes  

• Auto, On, Off
in combination with:
• Red-eye reduction On / Off
• Manual flash output power (Manual exposure mode only)

Flash compensation   No
Orientation sensor   No
Tripod mount   Yes, plastic
Self-timer   Yes, 2 or 10 sec delay
Remote control   No
Video out   Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL
Storage Click for help Compact Flash Type I
Storage included   16 MB Compact Flash Type I card
Viewfinder Click for help • Optical, no dioptre adjustment
• Approx. 84% frame coverage
LCD Click for help • 1.5" TFT, 78,000 pixels
• 100% coverage
Histogram display   No
Playback zoom   Yes, 10x (10 steps)
Operating system   Proprietary
Connectivity Click for help • DC-IN
• USB 1.1
• A/V out
Print Compliance   • DPOF
• EXIF 2.2 (ExifPrint)
• Direct Print (Canon)
Power Click for help 4 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
Weight (inc. battery)   335 g (11.8 oz)
Dimensions (inc. grip)   101 x 64 x 32 mm (4.0 x 2.5 x 1.3 in)

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