is Canon's answer to the beginner amateur photographer
venturing into the digital age. The PowerShot
A70 is the perfect digital camera for someone
who is not sure which camera to buy. It is feature-packed,
yet is easy to use. Set it on Auto and let the
Canon optics and electronics do the rest. Want
to make sure that the camera grows with you as
you learn more about photography? The A70 has
Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Scene Modes
(Canon calls them Image Zone modes), and full
Manual mode for total creative control.
Maximum aperture is a standard F2.8 and shutter
speed ranges from 15-1/2,000 sec., permitting
capturing night scenes as well as freezing fast
action shots. The 105mm equivalent focal length
is perfect for portrait photography: the 3x optical
zoom allows you to stand back and still fill the
frame with a person's face. Or, come in as close
as 2 in. to your subject for real close macro
shots. Plus, shoot expansive panorama shots using
the Stitch-Assist feature.
Though its metallic looking body is actually a
mixture of plastic and aluminum, the A70 still
has an eye-catching design. Its resolution of
3.2 megapixels allows prints of up to 8x10 in.
It uses Compact Flash (CF) Type I storage media,
and needs 4 AA Alkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries.
you are just starting out in photography and are
confused about which digital camera to start out
with, look no further than the Canon PowerShot
A70. Not only can you immediately start using
it out of the box as an automatic point-and-shoot
digital camera, but it is feature-packed and will
grow with you as you learn more about photography.
Around most of picture
area; AF lock and Manual focus are available
- 1/2,500 sec. (Slow shutter speed of 15 -
1.3 sec. in Shutter-priority AE mode or manual
Program AE, Shutter-Priority
AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual
Image zone: Portrait,
Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow
Shutter, Stitch Assist and Movie (3 min. of
640x480); Continuous 2.2 fps
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Center-weighted average, Spot
TTL Auto White
Balance, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten,
Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash), or
in. LCD (78K pixels)
Auto; ISO 50, 100,
(CF) Card Type I
4 AA Alkaline Batteries
(included) or 4 rechargeable NiMH Batteries
16MB CF Card
4 AA Alkaline Batteries
A/V Cable, Interface Cable
x H x D)
101.0 x 64.0 x
31.5 mm /
3.98 x 2.52 x 1.24 in.
215g / 7.58 oz.
US$449 / A60: US$349
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Buy the Canon PowerShot A70
5.4 mm, Macro, Program AE, 1/500 sec., F2.8 and
ISO 50 with fill-in flash
set of 4 rechargeable NiMH batteries
Converter Lens (2.4x, 35mm film equivalent:
Marine Case (if you're into underwater photography)