PowerShot A720 IS

PowerShot A Series
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Digital Camera
Item Code: 2092B001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with builtin flash, 6x Optical/4x Digital/24x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Device
Type8.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 8.3 Megapixels
Effective PixelsApprox. 8.0 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length5.8-34.8mm f/2.8-4.8 (35mm film equivalent: 35-210mm)
Digital Zoom4x
Focusing RangeNormal: 1.8 ft./55cm-infinity
Macro: 0.39 in.-1.8 ft./1-55cm (W)
Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus
Viewfinders
Optical ViewfinderReal image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor2.5-inch amorphous silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApprox. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 (W) - f/4.8 (T)
Shutter Speed15-1/2000 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
Light Metering MethodEvaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE, Manual; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater), Custom
Flash
Built-in FlashAuto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
Flash Range1.0-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 1.8-8.2 ft./55cm-2.5m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Recycling Time10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, P, Av, Tv, M, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Night Scene, Aquarium, Underwater), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo EffectsMy Colors
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Self TimerActivates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless ControlNot available
Continuous ShootingApprox. 1.3 fps (Large/Fine)
Image Storage
Storage MediaSD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File FormatDesign rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
Image Recording FormatNormal, Fine, SuperFine
JPEG Compression ModeStill Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording PixelsStill Image: 3,264 x 2,448 (Large), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,264 x 1,832 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes, 160 x 120 (3 minutes at 15 fps)
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
  Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)
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File Size (KB)3,4362,0609802,5031,3956951,602893445
16MB3613591981530
SDC-128M3559123498717376136269
SDC-512MSH1392314791903396712955291,041

  Medium 3 (M3)Small (S)Widescreen (W)
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File Size (KB)1,002558278249150842,6011,540736
16MB13244752811285818
SDC-128M1212174114607111,1184779166
SDC-512MSH4718391,5901,7772,7474,317183307642
Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
  Standard, Color Accent, Color SwapCompact
640 x 480320 x 240160 x 120
30 fps30 fps LP30 fps15 fps
Movie size (KB/sec.)1,920960660120
16MB6"14"20"1' 40"
SDC-128M1' 04"2' 07"3' 01"14' 29"
SDC-512MSH4' 09"8' 14"11' 42"55' 57"
Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileStill Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Red-eye Correction, RAW playback, Resize
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStill Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Interfaces
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video OutNTSC/PAL
Audio OutMonaural
OtherMemory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Supply 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional) Still Image: approx. 140 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) * Approx. 540 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 660 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Power Source1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional)
Shooting CapacityStill Image: approx. 140 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) *
Playback TimeApprox. 540 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 660 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.83 x 2.64 x 1.65 in. / 97.3 x 67.0 x 41.9mm
WeightApprox. 7.05 oz. / 200g (camera body only)