Canon PowerShot A5

Announced Mar 27, 1998 •
1 megapixels | 2 screen | 35 mm
Body type
Body type Compact
Max resolution 1024 x 768
Other resolutions 512 x 384
Image ratio w:h 4:3
Effective pixels 1 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 1 megapixels
Sensor size 1/3" (4.8 x 3.6 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO 100
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Normal, High, Uncompressed (CCD RAW)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 35 mm
Optical zoom 1×
Maximum aperture F2.5
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Single
  • Live View
Digital zoom No
Manual focus No
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range 9 cm (3.54)
Screen / viewfinder
Screen size 2
Touch screen No
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 1/6 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/750 sec
Aperture priority No
Shutter priority No
Built-in flash Yes
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off
Continuous drive 1.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (10 sec)
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Storage types Compact Flash
Storage included 8 MB CompactFlash
Remote control No
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Canon NiMH & charger
Weight (inc. batteries) 240 g (0.53 lb / 8.47 oz)
Dimensions 105 x 68 x 33 mm (4.13 x 2.68 x 1.3)
Other features
Orientation sensor No
Timelapse recording No
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