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Canon PowerShot A75 3.2MP Digital Camera with 3X Optical Zoom (OLD MODEL)

by Canon
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  • 3.2-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 10-by-14-inch enlargements
  • Canon 3x optical zoom lens combines with 3.3x digital zoom
  • 9-point autofocus; movie mode; 1.8-inch LCD monitor; PictBridge compatible
  • Store images on Compact Flash Type I memory cards (32 MB card included)
  • Powered by 4 AA-size batteries (alkaline included, rechargeable NiMH recommended)
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Product Description

Product Description

This Canon PowerShot 3.2MP digital camera is an entry-level camera with advanced features like 3.2MP resolution, 3x optical zoom and high-tech, aluminum front-cover design. The A75 has 12 shooting modes so you take as much or as little creative control as you want. Features: 3x optical zoom plus 3.3x digital zoom; 9-point autofocus; movie mode; Print/Share button; 1.8 LCD monitor; PictBridge compatible; store images on Compact Flash Type I memory cards (32MB card included); photo effects; continuous shooting: about 2.2 shots/second; white balance control; and built-in flash with auto, red-eye reduction on/ off, and slow-sync modes.

The successor to Canon's popular A70, the entry-level PowerShot A75 is a surprisingly advanced model with a 3.2-megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, and more manual features than you'll find on most digital point-and-shoots. Featuring a high-tech design with aluminum front cover and metallic handgrip, the PowerShot A75 combines a sense of both the modern and the traditional.

Optics and Resolution
The PowerShot A75 has a maximum 3.2-megapixel resolution for images up to 2048 x 1536 pixels. You'll have the depth and detail you need to create beautiful prints and impressive online results. It also has 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480 resolution modes.

It's is equipped with a 5.4-16.2mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 35-105mm) for a 3x optical zoom. It also featuresa smooth 3.2x digital zoom, for a 9.6x total zoom. The 9-point AiAF is capable of focusing the 3x optical zoom quickly even when the subject is off-center and can be switched to single point (center) AF. An auto-assist beam helps to focus in low light conditions and the camera has a 5cm closest focusing distance.

Movie Mode
In addition to still images, the PowerShot A75 can also capture video with audio (and even edit within the camera). Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip, and you have three resolution options: 640 x 480 (VGA), 320 x 240, or 160 x 120.

More Camera Features
The PowerShot A75 has 12 shooting modes that not only let you take as much or as little creative control as you want, but offer perfect preset parameters for common shooting situations including portraits, landscapes, night scenes and sports. In addition, the camera has a new Special Scene Mode that delivers even under the most challenging conditions.

Offering a wider scope for photographic experimentation, Canon has also included manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority exposure modes. These modes are supported by a metering system that boasts evaluative, center-weighted average and spot options. Other features include:

  • 1.8-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD (110,000 pixels) and real-image optical zoom viewfinder
  • With 9-point AiAF, focus is fast and accurate no matter where your subject appears in the frame
  • Photo effects: Vivid, neutral, low sharpening, sepia, and black & white
  • Continuous shooting: Approximately 2.2 shots/second
  • White balance control: Auto, pre-set (daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H), or custom white balance
  • Built-in flash with Auto, Red-Eye Reduction ON/ OFF, Slow-Sync modes
  • Shutter speed: 15 to 1/2,000 seconds

Canon Technology Features

  • Digic Imaging Processor: While much technical discussion of digital cameras centers around the optics and the CCD sensor, the complex task of image rendering is the job of the image processor--the "brains" of a digital camera. Canon's latest, exclusive DIGIC Imaging Processor significantly enhances digital camera performance in numerous areas. DIGIC's high-speed signal processing is combined with high-capacity buffering to give Canon digital cameras fast response and continuous shooting capability unmatched by other digital cameras. DIGIC delivers longer battery life and beautiful, rich color rendition with far fewer white saturation problems. And DIGIC's unequaled precision delivers clear, noise-free images that are demonstrably superior.
  • iSAPS Technology: Canon iSAPS (Intelligent Scene Analysis based on Photographic Space) technology dramatically improves the performance of AF (Autofocus), AE (Auto Exposure), and AWB (Auto White Balance). By analyzing a huge volume of photography data, accumulated over 60 years and the manufacture of over 150 million cameras, Canon engineers arrived at statistical relationships among focal length, focus distance, scene brightness, and other factors. Equipped with this "fore knowledge" Canon PowerShot cameras can optimize AF/AE/AWB settings for any given scene more rapidly and more effectively.
  • Multi-point AiAF: Canon's wide-area, multi-point AiAF (artificial intelligence autofocus) automatically selects one or more focusing points based on factors, such as subject position and motion. AiAF works in conjunction with iSAPS Technology to more quickly and accurately achieve autofocus under a wide variety of shooting conditions. You get fast, accurate AF whether you hold the camera horizontally or vertically, with stationary or moving subjects, with off-center subjects, and even in low-light/low-contrast lighting.

Direct Printing/Sharing
The PowerShot A75 introduces a new Print/Share button that speeds and simplifies printing to compatible Canon and PictBridge enabled printers and one-touch image transfer to Windows XP, Me, 2000, and 98 computers for use with image processing programs, uploading to the Internet, or placement in e-mail. When connected to a Canon Compact Photo printer, a Movie Print mode divides the selected clip into equal parts and prints thumbnails of a maximum 63 equally spaced frames onto a single sheet of Postcard Size Paper.

Storage and Transfer
Images and video are stored on CompactFlash memory cards (Type I only) and the included 32 MB card holds approximately 33 images at the Large/Fine setting. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB 1.1 connectivity, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by four AA batteries (alkalines included; rechargeable NiMH batteries recommended). With the LCD on, you will get approximately 250 shots on when using alkalines, or 550 shots when using NiMH batteries. It measures 3.98 by 2.52 by 1.24 inches and weighs 7.06 ounces (without batteries).

What's in the Box
This package contains the PowerShot A75 digital camera, 32 MB CompactFlash card, wrist strap (WS-200), USB and A/V cables, and 4 AA alkaline batteries. The supplied software on the CD-ROM includes browsing and printing software ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Mac). Other software includes PhotoStitch, plus photo and movie manipulation software ArcSoft PhotoStudio and VideoImpression.

Product Details

Product Manual [2.33mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 1.3 x 2.5 inches ; 11 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0001G6U4S
  • Item model number: 9350A001AA
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,593 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at February 9, 2004

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257 of 262 people found the following review helpful By KSMoody on June 2, 2004
My mother wanted something more compact (and "cute") so I sprung for a S410 for her. For my step-dad, who has Parkinson's, the A75 has turned out to be PERFECT.
The human engineering on small cameras is a feature people often overlook. I own a large Sony digicam, but I can't handle any of their compacts or their V1 without having to concentrate on where my large-ish fingers are resting. Another thing people sometimes fail to consider is how SECURE the camera is in your hands. A child could grab the S410 from my hands, but no one on Earth could get the A75 loose. My parents are in France with their cameras now and I'm sure that no jarring in a museum or crowded street will dislodge the A75 from my step-dad's weak hands.
One reason for the nice grip is because that's where the four AA batteries go. For some people (me included), this seemed like a weakness of the camera versus the custome Li-ion batteries of the competition. However, once you spring about $25 for four 1850 mAH (or stonger) rechargable batteries, you will find yourself getting double or more the bttery life of a S410 (which with it's 850 mAH battery does surprisingly well). The well-respected dpreview website has tested the A75's predecessor (the A70) in comparison with a slew of other small-format digicams and found it to have the best battery life by a wide margin. WARNING: the AAs that come with the camera only lasted one day of intermittent "training" don't be disappointed.
The A75 takes great pictures.
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174 of 178 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 8, 2004
A camera worth a thousand words. In the past, i have owned two digital cameras; a Fuji 2600 and a Kodak DX4330. The Canon A75 has far surpasses both of these cameras COMBINED. The camera is very easy to use, and the image quality is GREAT. It comes with a 32mb card which can hold 50+ pictures at the highest quality, and over 300 pictures in the absolute lowest. Then there are several size and quality intervals giving varing numbers of pictures. Not only are the pictures great but the batteries last FOREVER!! I purchases a set of Monster Power cells (NIMH batteries 2100mah), and put them in my camera. I then took my camera with me on a trip to new york, and they lasted from 5 AM all the way to 11:30 at night with the LCD and Redeye Flash on for every picture. Even at 11:30 when i got home again, the camera was still going strong. The best part is, that i NEVER had to change the batteries once the entire time. I got over 125 pictures, plus the added minutes of scrolling through the pictures. At first, i was sceptical that a camera with a 1.8" LCD and powerful flash could last this long but I took a chance, based on Canon's reputation. And a great payoff it was. The Canon A75 is a terrific camera, and I would recomend it to anyone who is in the market for a digital camera.
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94 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Jordan Steele on June 23, 2004
I've had a Kodak DX3400 for about 3 years now, and it came time to upgrade...I wanted a compact point and shoot that had some extra options to take creative photos. As a hobbyist photographer, I managed to get some fantastic photos out of my old Kodak, but it took horrible photos in low light and took poor action shots. After much research and comparison at some fantasic review sites, I decided on the PowerShot A75. I am NOT disappointed.
The Canon Powershot A75 is everything I wanted in a point and shoot. It's small (but comfortable in your hands), has plenty of resolution for point and shoot abilities (great prints up to 8x10) and has enough manual options to take nearly every type of shot. I did some serious experimentation, and found that even in very low light situations, the camera can either capture what it really looks like, or, by using the shutter priority, you can get vibrant, full color shots that look like they were captured in bright daylight. (I photographed my entryway at 9:45 PM, with dusk filtering in through windows 18 feet away, and got a vibrant, perfectly exposed photo...amazing)
The auto mode is good, but should really only be used by inexperienced users...the best shots come from taking advantage of the Scene modes (the indoor scene setting takes PERFECT indoor shots, with perfect exposure, white balance, and color saturation). The portrait mode opens the aperture way up to capture the subject in crisp detail while blurring the background, and it goes on and on. In addition to the Scene modes, there's also a 'fast shutter' and 'slow shutter' mode which are fantastic for taking action shots or blurring moving water, respectively, without having to worry about setting the shutter speed and aperture.
There's also a movie mode and a PhotoStitch mode.
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96 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Sam Park on October 26, 2004
If you're looking for a moderately priced digicam with manual features to flex your artistic side I don't think you can go wrong with Canon's A75. With a sub $200 retail price this go any where camera beats larger megapixel competitors with better color fidelity and expansive manual controls. However there are a few flaws in the design. Although you get a low battery indicator a battery meter is missing. This kind of makes you guess how much juice you have left before the low battery warning comes on. Not a deal breaker but a weird design flaw that should be remedied. The plastic door for the memory slot is a bit flimsy in design but does its job well. As a matter of fact the whole camera is made of plastic. I don't think this is a design flaw since it is high quality plastic and does reduce it's overall weight but does have a bit of a cheap feel to it. For anyone getting this camera as a first digital you NEED to buy 2 things. A larger CF memory card. Don't waste your money on ultra speed products. There's only a hand full of prosumer digicams that can take advantage of the extra speed, save your money and buy more megabytes. A 512MB CF card is nice but a 1GB card is better. Some people might think this is over kill but when you're not limited in the number of pictures you can take you can really start having fun and sort out the true winners out of them all. Another must is a couple of sets (pair of 4 AAs) of rechargeable NiMH AA batteries and a good charger. Don't get cheap here as there is a real difference in the amount of pictures you can take between an 1850mAh and 2300mAh batteries. Maha and energizer make dependable batteries. As for chargers the best is made by Maha. One last note about the Canon A75. As with any digital camera check for "dead", "stuck" or "hot" pixels in the CCD. You know you have it if you see any red or white pixels that show up in most or all of your shots. If you see this send it back for an exchange. Happy shooting.

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