Compact Cameras

PowerShot SD600 DIGITAL ELPH DIGITAL IXUS 60 IXY DIGITAL 70

Digital Camera

PowerShot SD600 DIGITAL ELPH DIGITAL [A] / IXUS 60 [E] / IXY DIGITAL 70 [J]
MarketedMarch 2006

The IXY DIGITAL 70, successor to the highly acclaimed IXY DIGITAL 60 launched in September 2005, features several performance enhancements, including High ISO Auto to reduce the effects of camera shake and prevent subject blur, and a 6.0-megapixel CCD sensor, improving on the 5.0-megapixel sensor incorporated in the 60.

In addition to a 2.5-inch LCD monitor boasting an improved viewing angle, resolution and clarity, as well as Canon's highly acclaimed ultra-compact 3x zoom lens, the camera offers the same high-performance functions as the IXY 80, including a My Colors playback mode.

Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 6.0 megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 6.2 megapixels)
Lens 5.8(W)-17.4(T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35(W)-105 (T) mm), f/2.8(W)-f/4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 12x in combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch, TFT color LCD, Approx. 173,000 dots (Picture Coverage 100%)
AF System TTL autofocus, Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
Shooting Distance (From the front of the lens)
Normal 30 cm(12in.)-infinity
Macro 3-50 cm(W)/30-50 cm(T)(1.2 in-1.6ft.(W)/12in.-1.6ft.(T))
Infinity 3m(9.8ft.)-infinity
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 15-1/1500 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 (fixed to center)
Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed Auto*1, High ISO Auto*1, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent
*1 Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H or Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with red-eye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
Flash Range
Normal 50 cm-3.5m(1.6-11.5ft)(W),50 cm-2.0m(1.6-6.6ft)(T)
Macro 30 cm-50cm(12in.-1.6ft.)(W/T)(When ISO speed is set to AUTO.
Shooting Modes
Still images Auto,Manual*2,Digital Macro,portrait,Night SnapShot
Scene*3,Stitch assist*3 *4
Movies Standard,Fast Rate,Compact,Color Accent,Color Swap
*2 Long shutter mode available.
*3 Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Color Accent, Color Swap.
*4 Selectable in Manual mode.
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.1 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/MultiMedia Card
This camera has been tested with memory cards through 2GB. Use of all memory cards cannot be guaranteed.
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type
Still images Exif 2.2(JPEG)*5
Movies AVI(Image data: Motion JPEG;Audio data:WAVE(monaural))
*5 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print" ). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels
Still images Large 2816x2112 pixels
Medium 1 2272x1704 pixels
Medium 2 1600x1200 pixels
Small 640x480 pixels
Postcard Date Imprint Mode 1600x1200 pixels
Widescreen 2816x1584 pixels
Movis Standard 640x480pixels(30 or 15 frames/sec.)
320x240pixels(30 or 15 frames/sec.)
Color Accent
Color Swap
Fast Frame Rate 320x240 pixels(60 frames/sec.)
Compact 160x120 pixels(15 frames/sec.)
The Maximum Length of a Movie Clip
Movies Standard Recording continues until the memory card is full. *6
(Records up to a maximum of 1GB at one time.)
Color Accent
Color Swap
Fast Frame Rate Records for 1 min.
Compact Records for 3 min.
*6 Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC-512MSH recommended).
Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) on the LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Jump (jumps to every tenth or hundredth image, to the first image of those sharing a certain shooting date, to movies, or to the first image in a folder. In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at once.), Sound memos (up to 1 min.), Slide show, My Colors 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 Battery Pack NB-4L (Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
Operating Temperature 0-40°C (32-104°F)
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions 86.0×53.5×21.7 mm (3.39×2.11×0.85 in.) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 140 g (4.94 oz.) (camera body only)
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