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PowerShot S70

PowerShot S Series

PowerShot S70 Kit

PowerShot S70 Kit PowerShot S70 Body Battery Charger CB-2LT Wrist Strap WS-300 CompactFlash Card FC-32M Battery Pack NB-2LH Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM Interface Cable IFC-400PCU AV Cable AVC-DC300


Type of Camera


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3.6x Optical/4.1x digital/15x combined zoom

Image Capture Device


1/1.8 inch type Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels

Approx. 7.4 Million

Effective Pixels

Approx. 7.1 Million


Focal Length

5.8-20.7mm zoom Lens (35mm film equivalent: 28-100mm)

Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Normal AF: 44cm/1.4 ft.-Infinity
Macro AF: 4-44cm/1.6 in.- 1.4 ft. (WIDE)30-44cm/1.0-1.4 ft. (TELE)

Autofocus System

9-point AiAF (Automatic Focus Point Selection)/1-point AF (Fixed to center)/FlexiZone AF/AE


Optical Viewfinder

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

1.8 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels

Approx. 118,000 pixels

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8-8.0 (W)
f/5.3-8.0 (T)

Shutter Speed

15-1/2000 sec.

Exposure Control


AUTO*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent *Camera automatically sets the optimum speed

Light Metering Method

Evaluative/Center-weighted average/Spot* *Metering frame with Spot mode can be fixed to the center or linked to the AF point.

Exposure Control Method

Program AE/Aperture or Shutter-priority AE/Aperture-Priority AE/Manual

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments

Auto Exposure Bracketing

(AEB) is available

White Balance

White Balance Control

Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash or Underwater), or Custom White Balance (1 position)


Built-in Flash

Operation Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Syncro

Flash Range

WIDE: 55cm-4.2m/1.8-14 ft.
TELE: 55cm-2.0m/1.8-6.6 ft.
(When ISO is set to AUTO)

Recycling Time

Approx. 10 sec. or less.(battery voltage=3.7V)

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2.0 EV in 1/3 stop increments

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Auto, Creative Zone (P, Av, Tv, M), Image Zone (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie), Custom

Photo Effects

Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White

Self Timer

Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down.

Wireless Control

Available (playback is available too)

Continuous Shooting

High Speed: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.
Normal Speed: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)

Image Storage

Storage Media

CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I or Type II

File Format

Design rule for camera file system (DCF*1)

Print Order Format

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1

Image Recording Format

Exif 2.2 (JPEG) / RAW

JPEG Compression Mode

SuperFine, Fine, Normal

Number of Recording Pixels

Still Image: 3,072x2,304 (RAW/Large), 2,592x1,944 (Medium 1), 2,048x1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600x1,200 (Medium 3), 640x480 (Small)

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

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

Above-written figures are measured under Canon's standard conditions and may vary depending on the scene, subjects or camera settings. Total length of movie files recordable on specific CF cards; Individual 640 x 480 movie clips are limited to 30 seconds maximum per clip; individual 320 x 240 and 160 x 120 movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip.

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File

Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2.0x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie Magnified, Auto rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Sound memos (up to 60 sec.) / Auto Play

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Still Images: Single Image, All Images Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie


Computer Interface

Universal Serial Bus (USB) mini-B

Video Out


Audio Out



CF card slot (accepts Type I & Type II cards). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select BJ Photo Printers (no computer required)

Power Supply

1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2LH or NB-2L)
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
3. Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2 AA NIMH: LCD On - Approx. 550; LCD Off - Approx. 1200 Approx. 280 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*2 with fully charged battery)

Power Source

1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2LH or NB-2L)
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
3. Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2

Shooting Capacity

AA NIMH: LCD On - Approx. 550; LCD Off - Approx. 1200

Playback Time

Approx. 280 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*2 with fully charged battery)

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature


Operating Humidity


Dimensions (W x H x D)

4.49x2.22x1.53 in./114.0x56.5x38.8mm (Excluding protrusions)


Approx. 8.11 oz./230g (Camera body only)

14 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese)

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