PowerShot A70

PowerShot A Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 8400A001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3x Optical/3.2x Digital/10x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type1/2.7 inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 3.2 Million
Effective Pixels3.0 Million
Lens
Focal Length5.4 - 16.2mm zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 105mm)
Digital Zoom3.2x
Focusing RangeNormal AF: 46cm/ 1.5 ft. - infinity
Macro AF: 5 - 46cm/ 2.0 in. - 1.5 ft. (wide-angle), 26 - 46cm/10 in. - 1.5 ft. (telephoto)
Manual focus: 5cm/ 2.0 in. - infinity (wide-angle), 26cm/10 in. - infinity (telephoto)
Autofocus SystemAround most of picture area
AF lock and Manual focus are available
Viewfinders
Optical ViewfinderReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor1.5 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApprox. 78,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 - 4.8
Shutter Speed15 - 1/2,500 sec.
Slow shutter speed of 1.3 sec. is only available in select modes
Exposure Control
SensitivityAUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering MethodEvaluation/Center-weighted average/Spot
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE/Manual
Exposure Compensation+/-2 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Auto Exposure BracketingNot Available
White Balance
White Balance ControlTTL Auto White Balance, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, or Flash), or Custom
Flash
Built-in FlashOperation Modes: Auto/ON/OFF, Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction ON/OFF
Flash RangeWIDE: 46 - 4.2m
TELE: 46 - 2.5m
MACRO: 26 - 46cm (When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling TimeApprox. 10 sec. or less
Flash Exposure CompensationNot Available
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, Creative (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom 1, Custom 2), Programmed Image Control Zone, Image (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie)
Photo EffectsVivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black&White
Self TimerOperates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down
Wireless ControlNot Available
Continuous ShootingApprox. 2.2 frames/ sec.
Image Storage
Storage MediaCompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
File FormatDesign rule for Camera File system (DCF*1)
Print Order FormatDigital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording FormatStill Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
JPEG Compression ModeSuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels2,048 x 1,536 (Large), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 1), 1,024 x 768 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu SelectionFile Size
(KB)
Resolution
(pixels)
8MB16MB32MB64MB128MB256MB
Large / SuperFine1,6022,048 x 1,53648183876154
Large / Fine8932,048 x 1,5368163368137276
Large / Normal4462,048 x 1,536163267136274548
Medium 1/ SuperFine1,0021,600 x 1,2007143061122246
Medium 1/ Fine5581,600 x 1,200132654109219440
Medium 1/ Normal2781,600 x 1,2002652108217435868
Medium 2/ SuperFine5701,024 x 768122553107215431
Medium 2/ Fine3201,024 x 768234694189379762
Medium 2/ Normal1701,024 x 76842581743497001,390
Small / SuperFine249640 x 4802958120241482962
Small / Fine150640 x 48047941963937881,563
Small / Normal84640 x 480831653376761,3552,720

 

These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.

Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
 Resolution
(pixels)
8MB16MB32MB64MB128MB256MB
Movie / High640 x 4806sec.14sec.30sec.61sec.124sec.249sec.
Movie / Medium320 x 24021sec.44sec.91sec.183sec.368sec.735sec.
Movie / Low160 x 12058sec.118sec.242 sec.486sec.973 sec.1,954sec.

 

Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip. Above figures show total movie capacity on various CF cards, measured under Canon's standard test conditions, and may vary depending upon scene, subjects or camera settings.

Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileSingle, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Movie, Slide Show
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesSingle Image, All Images, Movie: Part of movie, All movie
Interfaces
Computer InterfaceUniversal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video OutNTSC or PAL
OtherCF card slot (accept type I and type II cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and Direct Photo Printers (no computer required)
Power Supply 1. Size AA Alkaline battery x4
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery x4 (NB-1AH)
3. Compact Power Adapter (ACK-600) Approx. 250 shots/ Approx. 800 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 350 shots/ Approx. 1000 shots (LCD monitor OFF)(Alkaline battery/ NB-1AH) Approx. 280 min/ Approx 280 min. (Alkaline battery/ NB-1AH)
Power Source1. Size AA Alkaline battery x4
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery x4 (NB-1AH)
3. Compact Power Adapter (ACK-600)
Shooting CapacityApprox. 250 shots/ Approx. 800 shots (LCD monitor ON)
Approx. 350 shots/ Approx. 1000 shots (LCD monitor OFF)(Alkaline battery/ NB-1AH)
Playback TimeApprox. 280 min/ Approx 280 min. (Alkaline battery/ NB-1AH)
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Operating Humidity10 - 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.98 x 2.52 x 1.24 in./101.0 x 64.0 x 31.5mm (Excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 7.58 oz./215g (Camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsOS: Mac OS 9.0-9.2, Mac OS X (v10.1/10.2/10.3). Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports. CPU: PowerPC. Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only).
PC RequirementsOS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/Me/2000/XP. Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports. CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ Me/2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP). Interface: USB (Windows 98/Me/2000/ XP pre-install model only).
*1 "DCF" is an abbreviation of "Design rule for Camera File system" standardized by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).