Canon PowerShot A70 Review
Date: Sep 8, 2003
Canon PowerShot A70 Review is based on a production
model. All sample images are unretouched, except
16.2 mm, 1/500 sec., F5.6, +1/3EV, WB Daylight
and ISO 50
Level and brightness adjusted in Photoshop Elements
Canon PowerShot A70 is an attractive, compact
and affordable digital camera perfect for an aspiring
photographer. It has the image quality Canon is
famous for, its 3.2 megapixels resolution allows
8x10 in. prints, and, more importantly, it provides
the features and exposure flexibility that allow
a beginner amateur photographer to experiment,
learn and grow in digital photography.
Canon PowerShot A70 can be used as a point-and-shoot
camera in Auto or Program AE mode, but it's attractiveness
lies in the flexible exposure control it allows:
Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Manual, plus
easy to use scene (Image Zone) modes. Operation
is fast and control is intuitive.
Canon A70 is not quite pocketable, though you
could carry it in a large pants pocket. It is
more comfortable in a coat pocket or belt case.
The LCD is average and could do with a bit more
resolution. There is no battery indicator, but
battery life is excellent.
are many things to like about the A70: 3x optical
zoom, F2.8 maximum aperture, 15-1/2,500 sec. shutter
speed range, a Stitch Assist feature helps the
positioning of overlapping images to take a panorama
shot, and it conveniently takes AA batteries.
A70 takes optional lenses and there is even an
underwater marine case for those who fancy underwater
With its 'pro' feature set, Canon quality optics,
DIGIC image processor, and low price, the PowerShot
A70 is a hard-to-beat attractive package guaranteed
to put a smile on someone's face this holiday
if you fit the Canon PowerShot A70 User Profile
||Desire a quality 3+ MP
resolution point-and-shoot digital camera
capable of producing prints of up to
||Want more exposure flexibility
than provided by a point-and-shoot digital
||Have a desire to learn
||Just starting out into
||Want the best value for
money in the Beginner Amateur category.
||Want a well-rounded digital
camera for general family use.