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Canon PowerShot A70 3.2MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom

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  • 3.2 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 8 x 10 prints and medium-quality prints up to 11 x 14
  • 3x optical zoom and 3.2x digital zoom (9.6x total)
  • Up to 3 minutes of video with sound; manual, aperture and shutter priority exposure modes
  • Compatible with CompactFlash Type I cards; 16 MB card included
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries (alkalines included); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1
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Screen Size 1.5 in 2.7 in 2 in 5 in
Image Stabilization Yes Yes
External-Memory Included Yes No Yes No
Item Dimensions 1.26 x 3.98 x 2.52 in 3.67 x 1.05 x 2.37 in 1.93 x 4.13 x 2.6 in 3.7 x 0.9 x 2.1 in
Item Weight 0.69 lb 4.16 ounces 0.63 lb 4.4 ounces
Optical Sensor Resolution 3.2 megapixels 16 megapixels 7.1 megapixels 12 megapixels
Optical Zoom 3x 4x 4x 4.6x
Video Capture Resolution 640 x 480, 30 secs, 320 x 240, 15 fps, max 3 mins 1280 x 720 pixels 640 x 480, 30/15fps, 320 x 240, 60/30/15 fps, 160 x 120 15 fps, audio 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97 fps)
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) LCD Optical fixed LCD

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High design meets advanced functionality in this Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera. The A70 looks sleek with a metallic handgrip and aluminum front cover. The 3.2 megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom and 3.2 digital zoom (9.6x total) assure great looking pictures. Features: MPEG movie mode with up to 3 minutes of video with sound, manual, aperture and shutter priority exposure modes, 16 MB memory card, Compact Flash Type I compatibility, 5-point auto focus, digital imaging core for excellent color rendition, 1.5" transreflective LCD monitor, built-in flash with auto, on, off, manual, and red-eye reduction modes, multiple shot modes, USB drivers for Windows and Mac, USB and AV cables, wrist strap and an ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM.

Featuring a high-tech design with aluminum front cover and metallic handgrip, the Canon PowerShot A70 combines a sense of both the modern and the traditional. Despite its entry-level designation in Canon's digital lineup, the 3.2-megapixel PowerShot A70 is a surprisingly advanced model with a higher resolution than its counterpart A60 model and more manual features than you'll find on most digital point-and-shoots.

Optics and Resolution
The PowerShot A70 features a 3.2-megapixel sensor that can capture images up to 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, producing print enlargements up to 11 by 14 inches. It's also equipped with a 3x optical zoom lens (35-105mm, f/2.8-4.8) to cover a wide selection of photographic opportunities, as well as a 3.2x digital zoom. The PowerShot A70 also features Canon's five-point AiAF (Artificial intelligence Auto Focus) system for focusing accuracy, shutter speeds of 15 to 1/2,000 second, and fast sequence shooting at a rate of 2.2 frames per second (fps).

Movie Mode
Shoot up to three minutes of MPEG video at resolutions up to 320 x 240 pixels with sound, editing controls, and VCR-like playback. You can also shoot video at up to VGA resolution (640 x 480) for 30 seconds. The camera can also attach voice memos or sound files of up to 60 seconds to each image.

More Features
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. Canon's DIGIC (DIGital Imaging Core) processor ensures excellent color rendition and white balance for every shot, as well as super-fast auto focusing, noise-free imaging, and advanced flash exposure performance.

Other features include:

  • 1.5-inch TFT (transreflective) LCD monitor.
  • Built-in flash with auto, on, off, manual, and red-eye reduction modes.
  • Shot modes include manual, portrait, landscape, night scene, stitch assist, and more.

Storage and Transfer
Images and video are stored on CompactFlash memory cards (Type I only) and the included 16 MB card holds approximately 16 images at the Large/Fine setting. Files can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB connectivity, which means it can be connected to any USB-based Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Canon has introduced a series of printers designed to work directly with its lineup of digital cameras. Using these printers, no computer is required--simply connect the camera to the printer and start printing. Printers include Canon's bubble jet direct printers S830D and S530D, and card photo printer CP-100. Of course, photos from your camera can also be printed on any home computer system with an inkjet printer, sent off for online processing, or simply enjoyed on your computer screen.

Power, Size, and Contents
The camera is powered by four AA batteries (alkalines included; rechargeable NiMH batteries recommended). It measures 4.0 by 2.5 by 1.3 inches and weighs 7.6 ounces (without batteries). This package includes the PowerShot A70 digital camera, 16 MB CompactFlash card, four AA batteries, USB and AV cables, wrist strap, and ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM and USB drivers for Windows and Mac.

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