Canon's PowerShot A610, which offers full manual operation, replace the A95 released in September 2004 as the flagship models of the PowerShot A-series.
The PowerShot A610 boasts a number of improvements to deliver enhanced usability, starting with a boosted zoom range from 3x to 4x (equivalent to 35-140 mm in the 35 mm format). The cameras' Vari-Angle LCD monitors, which can easily be rotated through a horizontal arc of 180 degrees and a vertical arc of 270 degrees for easy framing, have been enlarged from 1.8" to 2.0" making them easier to see when framing or confirming shots.
With the incorporation of Canon's DIGIC II image engine, the PowerShot A610 demonstrates high responsiveness with significantly shorter start-up times. AF response time is reduced by 60 percent compared with previous models thanks to improvement of the image data reading method and speeding up the movement of the lens mechanism. Lower power consumption enables 2.5 times the number of images that can be captured between battery charges compared with the A95. Moreover, this model offers high-response writing of images to an SD card or MultiMediaCard, and include a Hi-Speed 2.0 USB interface, enabling high-speed transfer of image data to a PC.
Advanced users can enjoy the freedom of full manual control, while novice users can progressively develop their abilities with the help of 20 shooting modes, including Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, My Colors and Special Scene. Additionally, Canon's PowerShot A610 features a 5.0-megapixel CCD sensor to deliver exceptional image quality.
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 5.0 million|
|Image Sensor||1/1.8" CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 5.3 million)|
|Lens||7.3 (W) - 29.2 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 - 140 mm)
f/2.8 (W) - f/4.1 (T)
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 16x in combination with the optical zoom)|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||2.0", TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 dots|
|AF System||TTL autofocus
AF lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing frame: 9-point (AiAF) / 1-point (AF)
(1-point focusing frame: any position is available)
|Shooting Distance (from the front of the lens)||
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speeds||15 - 1/2500 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode.
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
|Metering System||Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center/AF point)|
|Exposure Compensation||±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments, Safety Shift is available|
|Sensitivity||Auto*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
|White Balance||TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Underwater) or custom|
|Built-in Flash||Auto*, on*, off
* Red-eye reduction is available.
FE Lock, Slow synchro/2nd-curtain flash and flash output settings are available.
(When sensitivity is set to AUTO.)
|Flash Exposure Compensation||± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
** Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colors.
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)|
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer|
|Recording Media||SD memory card/MultiMediaCard
* This camera has been tasted with SD memory cards through 2 GB. All memory card functions cannot be guaranteed.
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels
|Large : 2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 1 : 2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 2 : 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small : 640 x 480 pixels
Postcard Date Imprint Mode : 1600 x 1200 pixels
|Number of Recording Pixels
|Playback Modes||Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Jump (jumps to every tenth or handredth image, to the first image of those sharing a certain shooting date or to movies. In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at once.), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Auto Play or Movie (edit/slow motion play back possible).|
|Direct Print||PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible|
|My Camera Settings||Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound.|
|Interface||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
|Power Source||AA-size alkaline batteries (included in camera kit)
AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries NB4-200 (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK600 (sold separately)
|Operating Temperature||0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)|
|Operating humidity||10 - 90 %|
(w x h x d)
|104.8 x 66.0 x 49.1 mm (4.13 x 2.60 x 1.93 in.)
|Weight||Approx. 235 g (8.29 oz.) (camera body only)|