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Canon PowerShot S70

Type of Camera
Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3.6x Optical/4.1x digital/15x combined zoom
Image Capture Device
Type 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 4.1x
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 100%
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
Sensitivity 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 Compression 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)
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2.0x to 10x), Slide Show or MovieMagnified, 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 NTSC or PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other 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
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 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
(W x H x D)
4.49x2.22x1.53 in./114.0x56.5x38.8mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 8.11 oz./230g (Camera body only)

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