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Canon PowerShot A70

We have collected and analyzed 37 expert reviews and 2142 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 79/100. The average review date is Sep 10, 2004. We have compared these reviews to 1148922 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A70 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The price and portability also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the durability.

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98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot A70 Digital Camera With Free 64MB CF Card [3MP 3xOptical]Canon Powershot A70 Digital Camera With Free 64MB CF Card [3MP 3xOptical]

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 858 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but the energy efficiency and low light performance get less positive reviews. Reviews about the shutter and screen are different.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot A70 3.2MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical ZoomCanon PowerShot A70 3.2MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot A70 Review

 

The three megapixel PowerShot A70 and two megapixel PowerShot A60 were introduced this year just in time for the Photo Marketing Association (PMA 2003) trade show in Las Vegas. The PowerShot 'A-series' are Canon's entry-level digital cameras, the A60...

Good resolution, about as much as we could expect from a three megapixel Good consistent metering Low image noise at ISO 50 and 100 (ISO sensitivity higher than indicated) Good color response, better overall balance than most, especially blues and...

No histogram in record review or play mode Auto white balance should be better Underexposed flash shots Annoying mirror surrounding LCD monitor Slight chromatic aberrations visible No image parameter adjustment No orientation sensor (seen on other...

Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot A70: (3 megapixel compact)

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot A70

 

The three megapixel PowerShot A70 and two megapixel PowerShotA60 were introduced thisyear just in time for the Photo Marketing Association (PMA 2003) tradeshow in Las Vegas. The PowerShot 'A-series' are Canon's entry-level digitalcameras, the A60 and...

Good resolution, about as much as we could expect from a three megapixel ; Good consistent metering ; Low image noise at ISO 50 and 100 (ISO sensitivity higher than indicated) ; Good color response, better overall balance than most, especially blues...

No histogram in record review or play mode ; Auto white balance should be better ; Underexposed flash shots ; Annoying mirror surrounding LCD monitor ; Slight chromatic aberrations visible ; No image parameter adjustment ; No orientation sensor (seen...

Anyone who has followed Canon's line of PowerShot digital cameras can't help but see the similarities between the A70 and the PowerShot G1 (the original 'G'). The A70 is such an easy to use camera you can drop it into the hand of a pure beginner and...

Aug, 2003

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot A70 Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: The Canon PowerShot A70 straddles the line between point-and-shoot and advanced camera, at an astounding estimated street price of only $300. Its small size and light weight are typical of point-and-shoot cameras, and it offers six scene...

The better-than-average software bundle includes Canon's adequate photo utility for downloading and managing images, and ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2 (a competent package for editing your still shots and movies). You also get thorough, nicely designed ,and...

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera (Canon-8400A001)

 

A bargain-priced camera that tries to do it all--and mostly succeeds. It's ideal for situations where flexibility is more important than high resolution.

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot A70

 

Superb value ; Strong movie mode ; Great performance ; Full manual controls ; AF illuminator ; Supports add-on lenses

Diopter correction ; Some purple fringing ; Soft images will bother some users ; Red-eye problems

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A70 review

 

Canon PowerShot A70

Broad feature set for the money; speedy and efficient performance; accepts accessory lenses.

Flimsy-feeling CompactFlash compartment cover; distracting reflective frame around LCD.

Even though the A70 is targeted at the snapshot crowd, enthusiasts will love the Canon's advanced features--and price.

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot A70

 

Continue on to Page Two Powershot A70 Specifications Camera effective pixels : Approx. 3.2 million Image sensor : 1/2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 3.3 million) Lens : 5.4 (W) - 16.2 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 35 - 105 mm) F 2.8 (W) -...

Mar, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Canon Powershot A70 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

As I mentioned at the outset, Canon's PowerShot A40 topped the charts on the IR website for popularity last year, outstripping all other camera models. - And for good reason: The A40 offered a rich set of features and excellent image quality at an...

Equipped with a 5.4-16.2mm lens, the A70 offers a 3x optical zoom range equivalent to a 35-105mm lens on a 35mm camera. Aperture ranges from f/2.8 to f/8.0 depending on the zoom setting, and can be manually or automatically adjusted. The A70 uses...

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

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Just buy an A520 or A510 now! They give the same image quality as my $4,000 Nikon D1H did, run twice as long on a charge and fits in my pocket. I see little to no difference in image quality between these and 5 megapixel cameras that cost over twice as...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

Inmy opinion, oneof the most exciting cameras introduced at PMA wasn't a digitalSLR or loaded with pixels. Rather, it's a camera for therest of the world, the folks who are really moving the digitalcamera market forward.

Very good photo quality, Robust performance, Has an AF illuminator lamp, Lots of manual controls for a cheap camera (in other words, it's a great value), Impressive movie, playback modes, Great software package

Redeye, Details in images a little too soft; purple fringing occasionally a problem, No diopter correction knob, No histogram in record or playback mode, Bundle could be better (aside from software)

Mar, 2003

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Battery Type:AA / Alkaline, NiMH
Power Requirements:4 x Battery / 4x Alkaline Zie AA batteries, 4x NiMH Size AA, AC adapter

Camera

Processor frequency:533
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie
Start-up time:5000

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.5

Flash

Flash modes:Red-eye reduction

Lens System

Combined zoom:9.6
Digital Zoom:3.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.11 - 0.189 / 0.213 - 0.638
Optical Zoom:3 / 4

Light Exposure

Camera sensitivity:AUTO/ ISO 50 / 100/ 300/ 400
ISO sensitivity:50, 100, 200, 400, AUTO
Shutter Lag:Photo Quality

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF
Internal memory:16
Memory upgrade:Y

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.38 - 4.13
Audio recorder:3-minutes
Camera CCD sensor:1/ 2.7"
Camera focusing range:46cm, 5-46cm(W), 26-46cm
Camera shutter speed:15 - 1/2000, 1.6 / 15-1/2000
Color Depth:32
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP\nMac OS 9.0–9.2, OS X(v10.1/10.2) / Windows 98 (+SE)/ME/2000/XP, Mac OS 9.0-9.2, Mac OS X (v10.1/10.2)
Data compression:Superfine, Fine, Normal
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.98 x 1.24 x 2.52 / 3.98 x 2.52 x 1.24
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.38 - 4.13
Interface:USB / USB, Audio / Video output, (PAL/NTSC), PTP
Lens focal range:46cm -, 5- 46cm(w), 26- 46cm (T)
Lens system:9 elements in 7 groups (1 aspherical element) / F2.8- 4.8
Light exposure type:Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual and several pre-programmed Scene modes
Metering:Evaluation / Spot / Centre-weighted / on focus point, Center-weighted or Spot

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Apple QuickTimeCanon PhotoStitchCanon ImageBrowserArcSoft PhotoStudioDrivers & UtilitiesCanon Remote CaptureCanon ZoomBrowser EXArcSoft VideoImpression / Canon: ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, PhotoRecord\n(Windows only), PhotoStitch, RemoteCapture, File Viewer Utility, Twain driver (Windows Me)\nApple: QuickTime (Windows)\nArcSoft, PhotoImpression, VideoImpression

Picture Quality

Image sensor size:1/2.7
Maximum image resolution:2048 x 1536
Megapixel:3.2
Sensor Type:CCD
Supported aspect ratios:4:3

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:A/V and Digital (USB) output
Peripheral/ interface devices:USB

System Requirements

Minimum processor:Pentium III
Minimum RAM:64

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.24
Height:2.52
Weight:7.58
Width:3.98