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Canon PowerShot S70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 306 reviews of Canon PowerShot S70. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the usability and performance. The lens and image quality are also appreciated. Many are critical about the low light performance and viewfinder, while there are some mixed opinions about the flash and screen.

portability, image quality, lens, performance, usability

focus, contrast, shutter, viewfinder, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S70 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and image quality. The price and lens are also mentioned favorably, but the focus and screen get less positive views.

portability, lens, price, image quality, usability

screen, focus

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot S70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but the shutter and contrast get less positive comments.

image quality, usability, performance, portability, price

focus, contrast, shutter

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Wu (engadget.com)

Canon Powershot S70 Review

 

Steve's Digicamsreviews the PowerShot S70, the latest 7.1 megapixel camera from Canon, which features a 3.6x optical zoom (28-100mm), along with Canon's proprietary Ultra High Refractive Index Aspherical (UA Lens)technology which produces better...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Canon USA S70 Camera

 

Canon's easy-to-use PowerShot S70 feels like a brick compared to the majority of today's lightweight point-and-shoots, and at $500 it's expensive for its class. For the premium, however, you get outstanding picture quality and a built-in wide-angle lens.

Nevertheless, this sturdy camera has a great range of options and sharp picture quality. It's a good buy for an advanced beginner looking for a camera with room to grow

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S70

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Many ease-to-use manual controls ; Very sharp images

Expensive for its class

Earned high marks for image sharpness and color accuracy; has extra-wide-angle lens and many easy-to-use manual controls.

Jun, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ben Z. Gottesman (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot S70

 

If you're looking for a solid camera that takes excellent photos but don't want to move up to the enthusiast-level G6, the compact S70 is a very good choice

Takes excellent photos. Very solidly built. Zoom lens starts at a true wide angle so you can get it all in. Can shoot in RAW format.

Mediocre video capabilities. Zoom isn't always precise.

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Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot S70 Review

 

On August the 19th of this year Canon announced a new flagship addition to its successful 'S' range, the 7 megapixel PowerShot S70. Aside from the black paint job and new sensor the S70 is identical to the PowerShot S60 (reviewed August 2004), sharing...

Our first experience of Sony's new 7.1MP chip, as seen in the Cyber-shot P150, was overwhelmingly positive. Not only does it outperform the 5MP sensor it replaces (the 6MP version never really made an impact on compact cameras) in resolution terms, it...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot S70

 

Flash range (W): 55cm - 4.2m (1.8ft - 14ft) at ISO 100 equiv.

Excellent resolution ; Low noise at ISO 50 and 100, not bad at 200 and 400 ; Excellent metering, color and dynamic range ; Very clean, artefact-free images ; Wide-angle zoom (28 - 100 mm equiv.) ; Excellent range of controls ; Solid build quality, nice...

Some purple fringing visible at wide-angle or maximum apertures ; Some corner softness at wide-angle and maximum aperture ; Lens slow at telephoto (F5.3) ; Auto focus can be slow ; Low-light focus unreliable - especially at long end of the zoom ; LCD...

Our first experience of Sony's new 7.1MP chip, as seen in the Cyber-shot P150, was overwhelmingly positive. Not only does it outperform the 5MP sensor it replaces (the 6MP version never really made an impact on compact cameras) in resolution terms, it...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot S70

 

The Powershot S70 is the "big brother" of the 5.0 megapixel PowerShot S60 and is aimed at the advanced user who wants full photographic control in a compact digital camera with very high resolution. The S70 combines a 7.1-megapixel imager with the same Ca

Dec, 2004

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

Canon Powershot S70

 

Physical Views The Powershot S70 compared in size to a CD. The 7-megapixel duo, the Powershot S70 and Powershot G6 . Continue on to Page Two Canon Powershot S70 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor 1/1.8-inch CCD...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon Powershot S70 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

The Canon PowerShot S70 is a minor update of this year's previous wide angle powerhouse, the S60. At the top of Canon's "mid-sized compact" line, the sleek S70 leverages its wide-angle zoom lens (reaching down to 28mm equivalent focal length at its...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : yusakugo (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon Powershot S70 Digital Camera Review

 

The Canon Powershot S70 represents an overall excellent camera that makes a few compromises.

Over the years, I've put my trust into Canon digital cameras... the majority of my digital camera collection is composed mostly of Canons... with a few Nikons, a couple of Sonys, and a Pentax. The S70 continues a strong tradition started from the S30...

Jun, 2005

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