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Canon PowerShot A470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1292 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the lens and battery are different, while the viewfinder and storage get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot A470 Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera

 

This bargain-priced, no-frills camera offers very good image quality.

Quality images for a rock-bottom price ; Fast shutter speed

No image stabilization ; Too thick to put in your pocket

All in all, the A470 is a good no-frills camera at a rock-bottom price, with an easy learning curve. If a three-year-old can take good pictures with the Canon PowerShot A470, you can, too

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Canon PowerShot A470

 

My three-year-old son thinks he's Ansel Adams, so we need a camera that works for him as well as for me. The Canon PowerShot A470 fits the bill.

Quality images for a rock-bottom price ; Fast shutter speed

No image stabilization ; Too thick to put in your pocket

For just $130, the PowerShot A470 is a good option for your kids or as a no-frills point-and-shoot.

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Canon PowerShot A470 (Blue)

 

You don't need to pay a lot to get a pretty good digital camera. Solid budget models are becoming less expensive and offering better performance every year. The Canon PowerShot A470 is one of the best examples of this trend. With a price tag less than...

Inexpensive; fast performance.

Noisy pictures; chunky design.

For the money, you'd have a hard time finding a better snapshot camera.

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Canon Powershot A470

 

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...

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Canon Powershot A470

 

Ideal for first time camera-users, the PowerShot A470 features a 3.4X (38mm - 132mm equivalent) optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch LCD, and various user-friendly exposure modes. Despite being an entry-level camera, the A470 offers more creative control with...

Canon's Genuine Face Detection Technology automatically detects, tracks, focuses and optimizes the exposure on up to nine forward looking human faces in the frame or can lock onto a specific face in the crowd, ensuring that all (or one) are in focus...

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Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera - Express Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

Compact and easily portable, the Canon PowerShot A470 is another confident, capable digital camera from this market leader. Offering 3.4x optical zoom, a large 2.5-inch LCD monitor, and 7.1-megapixel CCD, the PowerShot A470 features the ease of a...

Small, compact size ; Good selection of useful preset shooting modes ; Very good color ; Motion Detection Technology helps with moving subjects ; Face Detection helps with focus and exposure on portraits ; Large 2.5-inch LCD is usable in very bright...

Somewhat thick for slipping into a pants pocket ; Image noise high at ISO 800 and up ; High chromatic aberration at wide angle setting ; Some blurring in corners at both zoom settings, though not as bad as some

The 3.4x optical zoom lens offers just slightly more zoom than standard digital cameras, covering a range equivalent to 38-132mm on a 35mm camera. In addition to the 3.4x optical zoom, the Canon A470 also offers a maximum of 4x digital zoom, though it...

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Review: Canon PowerShot A470 digital camera

 

Canon's PowerShot A470 doesn't have the largest feature set, or the smallest design, or the highest pixel count among cameras in the $100 price range. But the A470 produces top-notch images and is easy to shoot with, and its feature set provides...

The A470 is not a large camera, but it’s not the smallest point-and-shoot you’ll find, either. It’s got kind of an odd shape, and because the lens doesn’t retract so it’s flush with the body, it can be a little cumbersome to stuff in a pocket or bag

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Canon PowerShot A470 Review at Trusted Reviews

 

Despite its very low cost the Canon PowerShot A470 acquits itself well. The build quality could be better, the control layout has a couple of major problems and it’s a lot larger and heavier than it really needs to be, but it makes up for these faults...

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Canon PowerShot A470 Review

 

Ok, I'll admit it.

Sharp lens - even at the corners Fast AF and imperceptible shutter lag No nasty image quality surprises Is there a more user friendly camera?

Awkward/odd zoom control Weak battery life numbers Flash recycle times still an issue Sadly, no IS

Short of no-name rebrands and $30 drug store digicams, this is about as far down the entry-level ladder as you can climb in the photographic world, but don't let the price fool you: there's a surprising amount of camera here for such a small stack of cash

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Canon Powershot A470

 

The Canon PowerShot A470 is a 7.1 megapixel digital camera with a 3.4x optical zoom lens and 2.5 inch LCD (no optical viewfinder). the Canon PowerShot A470 will have a retail price of $129.99 USD when it hits stores in … Continue reading →

For all of their automatic allure, the new A-series PowerShot cameras offer more experienced users a full complement of useful features and a comprehensive menu of selectable scene settings that can feed the creative impulse or help make the most out...

Product Specifications

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!

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.6in
Height:2.2in
Weight:5.8oz
Width:4.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / Indoor / Kids & pets / Macro / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Snow / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:32MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:A470
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.0-5.8
Max Focal Length:21.6mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3.4
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Gray/Orange/Red
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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