Digital Compact Cameras


Digital Camera

MarketedSeptember 2005

The IXY DIGITAL 700, successor to the stylish high-performance IXY DIGITAL 600 launched in March 2005, marks the first appearance of a large 2.5" LCD monitor in a Canon compact digital camera. In addition to low power consumption operation and a high-brightness backlight, the camera's 115,000 dots monitor achieves vertical and horizontal viewing angles approximately 1.5 times wider than those offered by its predecessor for significantly improved visibility.

Capitalizing on the large LCD monitor, the IXY DIGITAL 700 incorporates a new user interface that maximizes the enjoyment of both shooting and viewing digital photographs. The camera offers a range of new still-image playback options with transition effects when advancing and reversing through images, and when viewing photos in the slide show mode. The model also includes an image rotation function that automatically adjusts the size of playback images to the orientation of the camera. Horizontal and vertical gridlines facilitate framing and image composition when shooting while animated easy-to-understand information displays support greater ease of use.

In addition to an ultra high-resolution 7.1-megapixel CCD image sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, and Canon's DIGIC II image engine, the IXY DIGITAL 700 features improved white balance control that delivers more faithful and stable color reproduction performance compared with its predecessor. The model also offers the same high level of functionality as the IXY DIGITAL 600, including fast camera startup and high-speed autofocus performance, made possible by DIGIC II, and enables digital zooming when shooting video clips.

The stylish IXY DIGITAL 700 was created using the Curvature Design method to achieve a sleek and graceful body shape that fits comfortably in the hands. Complementing the luxurious feel of the body design, the camera is available in two elegant color variations-silver gray and an all-new satin beige-and is specially treated to realize a high-brightness surface finish.

(When you select the name of body color, the above photograph is changed its color.)

IXY DIGITAL 700 supports the PictBridge standard for printing photos directly from PictBridge-compatible printers, regardless of the manufacturer or brand. The lineup also ships with the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk, featuring a range of versatile software applications, including ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Macintosh), as well as PhotoStitch for combining images into panorama views, and ArcSoft PhotoStudio photo-editing software.

[ Type of Camera
Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3x Optical/4x Digital/12x Combined Zoom
[ Image Capture Device
Type 7.1 Megapixel, 1/1.8" type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 7.4 megapixels
Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 megapixels
[ Lens
Focal Length 7.7 - 23.1mm f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent: 37-111mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal AF: 50cm(1.6 ft.)-infinity
Macro AF:
WIDE/ 5-50cm(2.0 in.-1.6 ft.), TELE/ 30-50cm(1.0-1.6 ft.)
Digital Macro: WIDE/ 5-50cm(2.0 in. - 1.6 ft.)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus (continuous/single)
[ Viewfinders
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.5" TFT color LCD
Approx. 115,000 dots
LCD Coverage 100%
[ Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/4.9 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/2000 sec.; Slow shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
[ Exposure Control
Sensitivity AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
* Metering frame with Spot Mode is fixed to center or linked to AF frame.
Exposure Control Method Program AE
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
[ White Balance
White Balance Control Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
[ Flash
Built-in Flash Operation Modes: Auto, On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
Normal 50cm - 5.0m(1.6-16 ft.) (W)
50cm - 3.0m(1.6-9.8 ft.) (T)
Macro 30-50cm(1.0-1.6 ft.) (W/T)
(When ISO is set to Auto).
Recycling Time Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation Not available
[ Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes Auto; Manual, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Digital Macro, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2 sec./10 sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control Not available
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.0 fps
[ Image Storage
Storage Media SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
Image Compression Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression Mode Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording Pixels
Still images Large 3,072 x 2,304 pixels
Medium 1 2,592 x 1,944 pixels
Medium 2 2,048 x 1,536 pixels
Medium 3 1,600 x 1,200 pixels
Small 640 x 480 pixels
Movies 640 x 480/320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps) available up to 1GB, 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Number of Recordable Images
File Size SDC-32M SDC-128M SDC-512MSH
Small/N 84KB 265 1,118 4,317
Small/F 150KB 168 711 2,747
Small/SF 249KB 109 460 1,777
Medium3/N 278KB 97 411 1,590
Medium3/F 558KB 51 217 839
Medium3/SF 1,002KB 28 121 471
Medium2/N 445KB 63 269 1,041
Medium2/F 893KB 32 136 529
Medium2/SF 445KB 17 76 295
Medium1/N 839KB 40 173 671
Medium1/F 1,602KB 20 87 339
Medium1/SF 695KB 11 49 190
Large/N 1,395KB 31 134 520
Large/F 2,503KB 15 64 251
Large/SF 2,503KB 9 40 156
Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine
Time of Recordable Movies
File Size SDC-32M SDC-128M SDC-512MSH
Movie/Low 330 KB/sec. 84 sec. 355 sec. 1,373 sec.
660 KB/sec. 42 sec. 181 sec. 702 sec.
Movie/High 1,980 KB/sec. 14 sec. 64 sec. 249 sec.
120 KB/sec. 206 sec. 869 sec. 3,357 sec.
Movie/Fast Frame Rate 1,320 KB/sec. 21 sec. 92 sec. 359 sec.
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
[ Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Slow Motion, Editing
[ Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes Still Image: Single image, All images
Movie: Part of movie, All of movie
[ Interfaces
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other Memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP, SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers via camera's USB cable.
[ Power Supply
Power Source 1. Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-3L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK900
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 150 shots (NB-3L/LCD on), approx. 600 shots (NB-3L/LCD off)*
* CIPA standard
Playback Time Approx. 180 min. (NB-3L)*
* Canon Standard Test Methods.
[ Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 0 - 40°C (32 - 104°F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90%
(W x H x D)
89.5 x 57.0 x 27.4 mm (3.52 x 2.24 x 1.08 in.)
Weight Approx. 170g (6.0 oz.) (camera body only)