Canon PowerShot A700 Review
Announced just before PMA in February, the A700 is the new flagship of the ever-growing 'A' series of affordable feature-laden PowerShot models. As well as sporting a 6x (35-210mm equiv) optical zoom and 2.5-inch screen the A700 is the first of many cameras launched this year to use the latest 1/2.5" 6MP CCD, and the first to feature an ISO 800 mode. Before we get started on the review let's have a look at the headline features:
- 6.0 megapixel sensor
- 35-210mm (equiv.) F2.8-4.8 6x zoom lens
- DIGIC II image processor and iSAPS technology
- Accurate focusing with FlexiZone AF/AE
- ISO 800 shooting
- Widescreen (16:9) stills recording
- 30fps VGA movie recording
- 1cm macro mode
- Full photographic control
- 2.5" LCD with Night Display and Grid Line Display
- Optional tele, wide and close up convertors
Canon PowerShot A700 Key specifications
|Street price|| US: $316
Plastic and metal
|Sensor||• 1/2.5" Type CCD
• 6.0 million effective pixels
|Image processor||DIGIC II with iSAPS technology|
• 2816 x 2112
• 640 x 480, 15 or 30 fps, up to 1GB
• 6x optical zoom
|Focus|| TTL autofocus
9-point AiAF or 1 point AF (any position or fixed center)
1cm macro mode
Spot (center or linked to focusing frame)
15 - 1/2000 sec
|Apertures||F2.8 - 4.8|
|Exposure compensation||+/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments|
High ISO Auto
ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800
|White Balance|| Auto
• Fluorescent H
|Image parameters||My Colors mode (Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Lighter/Darker skin tone, Positive film, Custom color)|
|Continuous||Continuous (2 fps) until card is full|
• Modes: Auto, On, Off
• Slow Sync
• Red-Eye reduction
• Range (wide): 0.55- 3.5 m
• Range (tele): 0.55 - 2.5 m
• 2nd-curtain synch
|Storage|| SD / MMC compatible
|LCD monitor|| 2.5" Low temperature P-Si TFT, 115,000 pixels|
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
|Power|| 2 x AA batteries
NiMH recommended (alkaline supplied)
Optional AC adapter
|In the box*||
Canon PowerShot A700
Up to 60 sec sound per image
|Weight (inc batts)||200 g approx|
|Dimensions||94.5 x 66.5 x 43.4 mm|
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