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Canon PowerShot S70


Canon PowerShot S70

Category: Serious Amateur

The Canon PowerShot S70 replaces the Canon PowerShot S60, just recently introduced! It is one of the few consumer digital cameras with a 28mm wide-angle lens and comes in an all-black body. It features 7.1 megapixels resolution on a 1/1.8-in. image sensor and a F2.8 max. aperture. Other specifications are basically the same: a 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom, a fast shutter speed of 1/2000 sec., and 4 cm (1.6 in.) macro capability.

The Canon S70 has the full complement of exposure control a serious amateur photographer demands: Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Scene Modes and full Manual mode. The LCD monitor stays at 1.8 in. and the S70 takes CompactFlash Type I and II.

The Canon S70 has a low-light focus-assist illuminator to help obtain accurate focus in dim situations. You can take continuous shots at about 2 frames per second, and shoot up to 30 sec. of QuickTime AVI movie at 640x480 size. It takes a Li-on battery and comes with a battery charger.

Other features:

  • RAW+JPEG file format is available.
  • A histogram can be displayed in Playback.
  • The AF frame can be positioned anywhere on screen.
  • Manual focus is available.
  • Safety Shift function will automatically adjust your selected settings in Shutter-Priority mode or Aperture-Priority mode to ensure correct exposure
  • PictBridge-compatible

Optional accessories include a Soft Case SC-PS900, a Wireless Controller WL-DC100, a 2x Teleconverter TC-DC10 (requires Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC10), and a Waterproof Case WP-DC40 (and Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1 to prevent the case from floating) for underwater photography.

The Canon PowerShot S70 is targeted to serious amateur photographers who demand a digital camera with all the features they are used to having and who refuse to compromise with quality images.

Canon PowerShot S70
QuickFact™ Sheet
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  Image Sensor 7.1 effective megapixels
1/1.8 in. CCD
  Lens Canon  
  Focal Length 5.8-20.7mm (28-100mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Maximum Aperture f/2.8 – f/8.0 (W); f/5.3 – f/8.0 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 3.6x  
  Macro 4 cm / 1.6 in.  
  Auto Focus TTL autofocus
AF lock and Manual focus are available
9-point (AiAF)/1-point (AF)
1-point AF: Any position is available
  Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2000 sec.
1.3 sec. or slower shutter speeds are available in Shutter-speed priority mode or Manual mode. Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
  Exposure Control Program AE, Shutter-speed priority AE, Aperture-priority AE or Manual exposure control.
AE lock and Safety Shift are available.
  Shooting Modes

Creative zone: Program, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual, Custom;
Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Fast shutter, Slow shutter. Stitch assist and Movie;
Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 sec.);
High-Speed continuous shooting: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.
Standard continuous shooting: Approx. 1.2 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off);
Shooting interval: approx. 1 - 60 min. (1-min. increments)
Number of shots: 2 - 100 shots (Maximum number of shots varies according to CF card capacity.)

  Exposure Compensation
± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is available.
  Light Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center or AF-point)  
  White Balance TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash or Underwater) or custom  
  Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
Picture coverage approx. 80%
  LCD 1.8-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color (118K) LCD (Picture coverage 100%)  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent  
  Storage Media CompactFlashTM (CF) card (Type I and Type II)  
  Battery 1. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (type: NB-2LH) (included in the camera kit)
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK 700 (sold separately)
3. Car Battery Charger Kit CBC-NB2 (sold separately)
  Included Accessories
CompactFlash Card FC-32M
Li-Ion Battery Pack NB-2LH; Battery Charger CB-2LT
AV Cable AVC-DC300, USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Wrist Strap WS-300
Software CD-ROMs (Digital Camera Solution, ArcSoft)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 114.0 x 56.5 x 38.8 mm /
4.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 230g / 8.1 oz.  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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