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Canon PowerShot A470 7.1MP Digital Camera with 3.4x Optical Zoom (Gray)

by Canon
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  • 7.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 15 x 20-inch prints
  • 3.4x optical zoom; Face Detection
  • Large, high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD
  • Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur
  • Captures images to SD memory cards (not included); powered by AA batteries
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Technical Details

Product Description

Color: Gray

Product Description

Gray - Sleek and sensational the PowerShot A470 comes in four eye-catching colors that will get you noticed. Plus it's got everything you need to make shooting fast and fun. There's the 7.1-megapixel resolution a 3.4x optical zoom Lens a large 2.5-inch LCD and a full range of performance features including enhanced Face Detection technology and a DIGIC III Image Processor to keep every image looking its best. Vertical Shooting has never been easier - just press the Print/Share button. It's that simple! Kit Includes - PowerShot A470 Body AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2) SD Memory Card SDC-32M Wrist Strap WS-800 Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU AV Cable AVC-DC300.

From the Manufacturer

Sleek and sensational, the PowerShot A470 comes in four eye-catching colors that will get you noticed. Plus, it’s got everything you need to make shooting fast and fun. There’s the 7.1-megapixel resolution, a 3.4x optical zoom lens, a large 2.5-inch LCD and a full range of performance features, including enhanced Face Detection technology and a DIGIC III Image Processor, to keep every image looking its best. Vertical Shooting has never been easier, either -- just press the Print/Share button. It’s that simple!

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3.4x optical zoom in action
Fully-automatic 7.1-megapixel digital camera with 3.4x optical zoom The PowerShot A470 has 7.1 megapixels of imaging power that make it easy for you to create stunning pictures of radiance and lush color. Even the tiniest details -- a drop of dew on a flower petal or a child’s fleeting smile -- are captured with all the resolution you need to email, print, crop, and even enlarge. For close-ups that will impress you with their clarity and true-to-life brilliance, you’ve got a genuine Canon 3.4x optical zoom lens that brings distant images into focus with one press of a button.

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Large, high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD makes on-camera viewing easy The camera’s 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you’re shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

Powered by AA batteries Conveniently, you don’t need to worry about running out or recharging of batteries. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally.

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With Canon's Face Detection WB (right), skin tones are not affected by overall lighting
Enhanced Canon Face Detection Technology Canon's powerful Face Detection Technology delivers even better results with the new A470. The Face Detection Technology continues to recognize faces in a scene, and concentrate exposure (daylight or flash) and focus upon them. But the A470 adds more: Face Detection WB means the camera concentrates upon faces when calculating white balance for the best possible skin tones. Face Select and Track lets the A470 user highlight one face among several in a scene, and the camera concentrates on that person, even as they move around the scene. Face Detection Technology is a powerful contributing factor in Canon's new Motion Detection Technology.

DIGIC III image processor With DIGIC III, your images boast superior quality, the camera operates at top efficiency and battery life is enhanced. What’s more, DIGIC III enables Canon’s Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. Simply press the Shutter Button halfway down, and the camera automatically pinpoints the faces in the scene and chooses the ideal focus point. The camera controls exposure settings and flash to keep every face looking bright and natural. Red-eye Correction can be handled in-camera, in two ways. The entirely new Red-eye Correction during shooting uses the Face Detection Technology to recognize and remove red-eye from flash images as they're taken, before the file is written to the memory card. It's also possible to correct red-eye during image playback, using simple settings in the A470's menu.

iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Red-eye Correction Red-eye correction provides three options for removing red-eye from subjects in flash pictures.
  • The new Red-eye Correction during shooting actually identifies and corrects red-eye in human subjects as pictures are taken.
  • The A470 can be set to automatically detect and correct red-eye during image playback.
  • The user can manually locate any red eyes in a scene during image playback on the LCD screen, and command the camera to remove them.
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Capture clear pictures, even when your subject is moving
Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur Life doesn’t stand still for picture-taking. That’s why Canon included its advanced Motion Detection Technology in the PowerShot A470. This sophisticated feature works in the background to instantly evaluate how fast your subject is moving. Then it automatically selects and sets the optimal exposure and ISO settings to keep everything looking sharp and clear. So whether you’re shooting a bride walking down the aisle, a ballet recital or even a child’s soccer game, you can relax and shoot with confidence knowing you’ve got the picture you intended.

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High ISO The PowerShot A470 features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater shooting flexibility.

14 Shooting Modes including 10 Special Scene Modes With 14 shooting modes to choose from, you’re ready for whatever shot comes your way.

Vertical shooting is fast and easy The PowerShot A470 lets you shoot great Vertical Images -- everything from tall buildings to fun, family photos -- more conveniently. Turn the camera, then just press the Print/Share Button. Instantly, the camera displays your scene in the proper vertical orientation. You don’t have to worry about re-arranging your hand position. You’re free to concentrate on setting your scene, composing your shot or coaxing subjects to smile.

Sleek, modern design in 4 bold colors The PowerShot A470 tells the world who you are. Its refined, distinctive design is a perfect reflection of your good taste and individual style. But it's just the beginning of what makes this camera so uniquely you. The PowerShot A470 is available in a choice of four exciting and dramatic colors. Choose the one that perfectly reveals your personality, your singular style or your point of view. There's Gray, Blue, Red or Orange. No matter which color you choose, the PowerShot A470 will keep the attention focused on you.
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The Complete Print Solution

The PowerShot A470 features a convenient Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select Pixma photo printers and Selphy compact photo printers.

The Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A470 to a Canon Pixma photo printer or Selphy compact photo printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).

Print your own ID photos in 28 different sizes or use the Movie Print function to output multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet with a Canon Selphy compact photo printer.

Product Details

Color: Gray
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.6 x 2.2 inches ; 7.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0012YA6P2
  • Item model number: B0012YA6P2
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,683 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at October 2, 2001

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

245 of 246 people found the following review helpful By C. McColl on June 12, 2008
Color: Gray
For the list price ($129.00) I really couldn't find a better camera. I work in a photo processing lab, where I also deal with and sell cameras for most of the day, so before purchasing my own I did a lot of hands-on research playing with and reading about all the cameras that were within the price I wanted to spend. I'm still learning as far as all the fancy features, but if you're like me and just need a good camera for everyday type stuff, this one is perfect. With its 7.1 mega pixels, it takes really sharp pictures and what I really like is how fast the shutter is. There's virtually no delay between the time you focus the camera and go to snap the actual picture. That was my biggest problem with my old camera-- I'd go to focus in and then by the time I actually snapped the photo, the delay was so annoyingly long that the moment was lost. The LCD screen is a great size, not too large and not too small. At 2.5", you get a really good idea of what you're shooting, even without a viewfinder. The only complaint I have is that it's not as great outdoors in bright weather. The screen gets really washed out and makes it kind of difficult to get a good shot. This is fixable though, as they sell pop-up shade clips (about $10) you can attach to the camera so as to correct that. I haven't tried them personally, but heard they work really well. I also really like the size of the camera itself. A lot of people are attracted to the super slim tiny cameras you can fit in a pocket, but that didn't appeal to me. I wanted something I'd be comfortable holding, fit well in my hands, and didn't feel like I was going to drop it. Its like the perfect size for me, because it's still really compact but not so small that it gives me anxiety over dropping it/breaking something.Read more ›
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206 of 223 people found the following review helpful By Julie Neal VINE VOICE on March 10, 2008
Color: Gray
These PowerShot "A" cameras are Canon's attempt to deliver the quality and features of its more expensive PowerShot "G" and PowerShot Pro "S" lines (such as full zoom lenses) at a budget price. The results are pretty good. (How do I know? Because I've actually gotten to use all of these cameras. I earn my living at Walt Disney World writing a travel guide, and nearly every day guests ask me to take photos of them with their own cameras, which most often are Canon PowerShots.)

Here's my opinion of the top-selling "A" series cameras:

7TH PLACE: Featuring Canon's acclaimed Digic III processor, the 2007-model A560 includes the company's face-detection metering system and a decent red-eye removal. It's a nice camera, but a better value is the new A470 (see below). $150 list.

6TH PLACE: The A570IS is the same camera as the A560 but with optical image stabilization and the ability to shoot manually. $200 list.

5TH PLACE: You can do a lot with the sweet little A630. It's a 2006 model, but has a flip-out LCD panel and lots of manual controls. The shots I've seen from this model look great. Keep your ISO under 800 and you won't get any noise. $350 list. (Canon offers a 2007 version of this camera that I haven't had much experience with yet, the A650 IS. It also lists for $350.
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279 of 306 people found the following review helpful By JOHN F. HUDSON on March 29, 2008
Color: Red
I was attracted to this camera as a new version of the A460, which was highly rated by PC World. It is indeed very simple to use with a large LCD display, much greater resolution than the A70 I bought five years ago, and uses a 2 GB memory chip. The drawback is that the camera has no view finder. You take a picture by looking at it in the LCD display. That works fine indoors, but outdoors the daylight washes out the display so that framing a picture is almost guesswork.Canon PowerShot A470 7MP Digital Camera with 3.4x Optical Zoom (Red)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By R. Thomas on April 20, 2008
Color: Blue Verified Purchase
I bought this camera for my 14 year old son to take on school trips. His previous camera from another manufacturer lasted barely six months and took mediocre photos. This camera however is awesome! The pictures are sharp, perfectly exposed and the camera is really simple to use. Seems the menus are designed for regular people to understand. He appreciated that a lot.
The bottom line is he had one day to learn how to use the camera and then spent a week in Boston with his class. His photos were great and his camera experience was excellent...and I didn't break the bank for to purchase it either :)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By K. Marquart on June 13, 2008
Color: Blue
This is a good camera for the price. It is simple to use and takes clear, crisp pictures. Also, the battery life is good. And the price makes it affordable to take good pictures.

Just keep in mind, that this camera works well if your subject is stationary. It is not for action shots. I have tried to take pictures of my kids playing in the yard and pictures usually come out blurry. Also, there is a bit of a lag time for the picture to be taken. Therefore, I have a tendency to miss the shot.
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