Compact Flash Compartment
The Compact Flash compartment door is moulded to make up the rear part of the hand grip, slide it to the back and it hinges outwards. Inside you will find a standard Compact Flash Type I slot. The A70 is supplied with a 16 MB Compact Flash card.
On the left side of the camera, behind a rubber cover, are connectors for A/V out and digital (mini-USB) and DC-IN (for optional AC adapter).
As I commented earlier it's a pity Canon couldn't design some kind of flush fitting compartment door for these connectors rather than the out of place rubber cover.
The A70 utilizes the same 3x optical zoom lens Canon has used on this line of cameras since the original A20. This lens has an equivalent focal length zoom of 35 to 105 mm and a maximum aperture of F2.8 at wide angle and F4.8 at telephoto.
Lens extension takes approximately 1.5 seconds (which is relatively quick), total startup takes just under three seconds.
Base / Tripod Mount
Flash / AF assist lamp
In the top right corner of the camera you'll find the flash unit, below it is the AF assist lamp. At Auto ISO the flash has a quoted range of 4.2 m (1.5 - 13.8 ft) at wide angle and 2.5 m (1.5 - 8.2 ft) at telephoto. The AF assist lamp (which can be disabled) is used to illuminate the subject with an orange light in low light situations, this improves the chances of TTL AF system being able to make a good AF lock.
Supplied in the box are:
|Battery and Charger Kit
|AC Adapter Kit
|Lens filter adapter
LA-DC52C (bayonet -> 52 mm)
|Tele conversion lens *
|Wide conversion lens *
|Close-up Lens *
250D (reduces macro distance)
WP-DC700 (30 m / 100 ft)
* Requires LA-DC52C lens adapter
* * Partial list
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