A new addition to Canon’s lineup of PowerShot A-series digital cameras, the PowerShot A700 boasts a variety of newly added features to satisfy users at any level. Equipped with a 6x optical zoom lens, which is the highest in the A series, the A700 offers a level of imaging performance often found only in more expensive higher-end camera models. Also contributing to superior imaging performance is a newly incorporated 6.0-megapixel CCD sensor, 2.5-inch LCD monitor, and High ISO Auto function.
The new PowerShot A700 covers all the bases, offering novice users a rich choice of 20 preset modes for any situation, while at the same time allowing advanced users to hone their skills with manual settings approaching the level of a single lens reflex camera. The A700 further delivers dependable shooting performance with improved handling features, including a natural cylindrical grip that fits firmly and comfortably in the hands.
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 6.0 million|
|Image Sensor||1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx 6.2 million)|
|Lens||5.8 (W) - 34.8 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 - 210 mm)
f/2.8 (W) - f/4.8 (T)
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 24x in combination with the optical zoom)|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||2.5-inch, TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 dots (Picture coverage 100%)|
|AF System||TTL autofocus
AF lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing frame: 9-point (AiAF) / 1-point (AF)*
* Fixed to center or FlexiZone AF
|Shooting Distance (From the front of the lens)||
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter|
15 - 1/2000 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 or linked to the AF frame
|Exposure Compensation||±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|ISO Speed||Auto*, High ISO Auto*, ISO 80/100/200/400/800 equivalent
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom|
|Built-in Flash||Auto*, on*, off
* Red-eye reduction is available.
FE Lock and flash output settings are available.
(When ISO speed is set to AUTO.)
|Flash Exposure Compensation||± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
** Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, Color Accent and Color Swap.
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 2.0 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 memory cards through 2 GB. Use of all memory cards cannot be guaranteed.
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
* 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)||
|Number of recording pixels (Movies)||
* Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC-512MSH recommended).
**Even if the clip size has not reached 1 GB, recording will stop at the moment the clip length reaches 1 hour. Depending on the volume and data writing speed of the memory card, recording may stop before reaching 1 hour or before the recorded data volume has reached 1 GB.
|Playback Modes||Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Jump (it is possible to jump to every tenth or hundredth image, to the first image of each shooting date, to the first image in each folder, or to movies. In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at once.), Sound memos (up to 1 min.), 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)
AA-size alkaline batteries
2 AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries NB4-300 (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
|Operating Temperature||0-40°C (32-104°F)|
|Dimensions||94.5 x 66.5 x 43.4 mm (3.72 x 2.62 x 1.71 in.) (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 200 g (7.05 oz.) (camera body only)|