The 3.2-megapixel PowerShot A70 which replace the A40 and A30 models, respectively, released in March 2002, offer simple operation and high cost-performance with image quality and features to match high-end models.
Incorporating a high-powered 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 35-105mm in 35mm format) and offering enhanced image resolution, the PowerShot A70 features smaller light-guide flash and lens-barrel designs to realize considerable size and weight savings compared with the previous models.
Moreover, the PowerShot A70 further enhance utility with control buttons arranged in a convenient cross configuration, and a single mode switch that enables users to alternate quickly between shooting and replay modes.
The PowerShot A70 operates on four AA-size batteries, which are inexpensive and more readily available than other battery types, making their replacement more economical and convenient.
|Camera effective pixels :||Approx. 3.2 million|
|Image sensor :||1/2.7" CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 3.3 million)|
|Lens :||5.4 (W) - 16.2 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 - 105 mm)
F 2.8 (W) - 4.8 (T)
|Digital tele-converter :||Maximum approx. 3.2x (Maximum approx. 9.6x with
|Optical viewfinder :||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD monitor :||1.5", TFT color LCD, approx. 118,000 dots, picture
|Autofocus method :||TTL Autofocus
5-point AiAF/1-point AF
1-point AF: center
|Focusing Range :||
|Shutter :||Mechanical + electronic|
|Shutter speed :||15 - 1/2000 sec.
* 15 - 1.3 sec. in Shutter-priority AE mode or manual mode only
* Noise reduction processing on speeds slower than 1.3 sec.
|Light metering system :||Evaluative metering (linked to focusing point)/ Center-weighted average metering/ Spot metering|
|Exposure control :||Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE or Manual exposure|
|Exposure compensation :||±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|Sensitivity :||AUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent|
|White balance :||TTL auto/preset (daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H) or Custom white balance|
|Flash :||Auto, On, Off
Red-eye reduction On: Red-eye reduction auto/Redeye
reduction On/Flash Off
Red-eye reduction Off: On/Off
|Flash range :||
|Shooting modes :||Auto
Creative zone: Program, Shutter Speed Priority,
Aperture Priority and Manual
Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast
Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist and Movie
|Continuous shooting :||Approx. 2.2 images/sec.
(Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off)
|Self-timer :||Shoots after approx. 2 sec. or approx.10 sec.|
|PC-connected shooting :||Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program -RemoteCaptureEis included in the camera kit.)|
|Recording media :||CompactFlash card (Type I)|
|File format :||Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF-compliant|
|Image recording format :||
|Compression :||Superfine/ Fine/ Normal|
|Number of recording pixels :||
** This is the maximum recording time per movie clip for the optional
Canon FC-256MH CF card (not sold in some regions).
** The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting
|Replay modes :||Single image replay/index replay (9 thumbnails)/ zoomed view (LCD monitor zooms images up to maximum of approx. 10x)/ auto play / sound memos (up to 60 sec.) / Image output to Card Photo Printer CP-100/CP-10 and Bubble Jet Printer with the direct print function|
|My Camera Settings (Customizing) :||The Start-up Image, Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound and Selftimer Sound can be customized using the following methods.
|Interface :||Universal Serial Bus (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol])
Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
|Power Source :||
|Operating temperatures :||0 - 40 degrees C (32 - 104 degrees F)|
|Operating humidity :||10 - 90 %|
|Dimensions (w x h x d) :||101.0 x 64.0 x 31.5 mm (4.0 x 2.5 x 1.2 in.)
|Weight :||Approx. 215 g (7.6 oz.)
(excluding batteries and CF card))