PowerShot A720 IS
The A720 IS incorporates a 6x optical zoom lens and a newly introduced 8.0-megapixel CCD sensor into a compact and stylish body design.
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 8.0 Megapixels|
|Image Sensor||1/2.5-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 8.3 megapixels)|
|Imaging Processor||DIGIC III|
|Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|Lens||6x Optical Zoom Lens with the Lens Shift Type Image Stabilization
5.8 (W)–34.8 (T) mm (35mm equiv. : 35 (W)–210 (T) mm) f/2.8 (W)–f/4.8 (T)
Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 24x in combination with the optical zoom)
Large: 6x Medium 1: 7.6x Medium 2: 9.6x Medium 3: 12x Small: 24x
Digital Tele-converter (35mm equiv.)
1.6x: 56 (W)–336 (T) mm 2.0x: 70 (W)–420 (T) mm
･ Normal: 55 cm (1.8 ft.)–infinity
･ Macro: 1–55 cm (W) (0.4 in.–1.8 ft. (W))
･ Manual focus: 1 cm (0.4 in.) (W)/55 cm (1.8 ft.) (T)–infinity
･ Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity
|LCD Monitor||2.5-inch type, TFT color LCD, Approx. 115,000 dots (Picture coverage 100%)|
|AF System||･ TTL autofocus
･ AF lock and Manual focus are available
･ Focusing frame: Face Detect/AiAF (9-point)/Center*/FlexiZone
* Size of AF frame can be selected.
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
･ The shutter speed varies depending on the shooting mode.
･ Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
|Built-in Flash||Auto*, On*, Off
FE Lock/Slow Synchro/2nd-curtain/Flash output/Safety FE settings are available.
Normal: 30 cm–3.5 m (1.0–11 ft.) (W), 55 cm–2.5 m (1.8–8.2 ft.) (T) (ISO speed : Auto)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
* Red-eye reduction is available.
|Drive Modes||Single Shooting, Continuous Shooting, Self-timer
Approx. 1.3 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
|Exposure Control||Exposure Compensation, Metering Methods, ISO Speed
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average or Spot (Fixed to center/AF Point)
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto**, High ISO Auto**, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
* When [AF Frame] is set to [Face Detect], the brightness of the face is also evaluated.
** Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
|White Balance||Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater or Custom|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Creative zone, Image zone
Program, Shutter-speed Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual
Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Special Scene*, Stitch Assist and Movie**
* Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium and Underwater.
** Standard and Compact
|Recording Media||SD memory card/SDHC memory card/MultiMediaCard/MMCplus memory card/HC MMCplus memory card
Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
･ Still images
Exif 2.2 (JPEG)* Sound memos: WAVE (monaural)
AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
* 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 : 3264 x 2448 pixels
･ Medium 1 : 2592 x 1944 pixels
･ Medium 2 : 2048 x 1536 pixels
･ Medium 3/Postcard : 1600 x 1200 pixels
･ Small : 640 x 480 pixels
･ Widescreen : 3264 x 1832 pixels
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec. LP)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full* (can record up to a maximum of 4 GB at one time)**
･ Compact (can record for 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
* Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC-512 MSH recommended).
** Even if the clip size has not reached 4 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 4 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 movies or to the first image in each folder.), Auto Play, Red-Eye Correction, Sound memos (up to 1 min.), Movie (slow motion playback possible) or Resize.|
|Direct Print||PictBridge, Canon Direct print, Bubble Jet Direct|
|Interface||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B) Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
･ ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows OS)
･ ImageBrowser (for Mac OS)
|Power Source||･ 2 AA-size alkaline batteries
･ 2 AA-size NiMH batteries NB-3AH (sold separately)
･ AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
Battery Capacity (Fully Charged)
AA-size Alkaline Batteries
･ LCD Monitor On : Approx. 140 images (Based on the CIPA standard)
･ LCD Monitor Off : Approx. 500 images
･ Playback Time : Approx. 9 hours
AA-size NiMH Batteries NB-3AH
･ LCD Monitor On : Approx. 400 images (Based on the CIPA standard)
･ LCD Monitor Off : Approx. 900 images
･ Playback Time : Approx. 11 hours
Normal temperature (23±2°C/73°F±3.6°F), normal relative humidity (50%±20%), alternating wide angle end and telephoto end shots at 30 second intervals with the flash fired once every two shots and the camera power turned off after every tenth shot. Power is left off for a sufficient amount of time, then the power is turned back on and the testing procedure is repeated.
Normal temperature (23°C±2°C/73°F±3.6°F), normal relative humidity (50%±20%), continuous playback at 3 seconds per image.
|Operating Temperatures||･ 0–40°C (32–104°F)
･ 0–35°C (32–95°F) when NB-3AH is used.
|Operation Humidity||10–90 %|
|Dimensions (excluding protrusions)||97.3 x 67.0 x 41.9 mm (3.8 x 2.6 x 1.7 in.)|
|Weight (camera body only)||Approx. 200 g (7.1 oz.)|