Canon PowerShot A700 Brief Review


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  • 6.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
  • 6x optical zoom
  • 2.5-inch LCD with Night Display and Grid Line Display
  • ISO 800 shooting
  • widescreen (16:9) stills recording
  • Accurate focusing with FlexiZone AF/AE1 and 9-point AiAF1
  • Powered by two AA-size batteries
  • stores images on SD/MMC memory cards
  • Release Date: 2006-02-24
  • Final Grade: 75 3.75 Star Rating: Recommended

Canon PowerShot A700
6 megapixels; 6x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom; auto focus; auto and manual exposure; JPEG file format; ISO 80-800 (High ISO auto); movie mode w/sound; 2 AA batteries; 2.5 inch LCD; SD/MMC card storage (16MB included)
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 8/21/2014

The PowerShot A700 combines top specifications with innovative technology to transport your photography to an exciting new level. You'll capture superb detail and subtlety with the 6.0 megapixel CCD, 9-point AiAF, and 6x optical zoom lens. Enjoy expanded low-light shooting ability using ISO speeds up to 800, shoot in widescreen mode, and see it all on a large 2.5 inch LCD screen or on your widescreen television or monitor in full-screen. Auto and Manual Exposure/White Balance settings ISO range 80-800 for shooting high-quality images in a variety of lighting situations Shoot pictures in the Widescreen resolution option (2816x1584) to view them full screen on your widescreen TV or computer monitor! Built-in Flash with Red-Eye Reduction 20 Shooting Modes for overcoming those tough shooting conditions & 9-point AiAF for focusing on your subject, no matter where they are in the frame! Self-Timer - 2-sec./10-sec., Custom Up to 2fps Continuous Shooting SD/MMC card slot A 16MB MMC Card is included, however we suggest purchasing an Optional 512MB memory card. It will allow you to store a lot more video and images, as well as take advantage of the camera's high Resolution abilities. Interfaces - USB2.0, A/V out (NTSC/PAL) Print directly to Canon CP/SELPHY Compact and PIXMA Photo Printers or any PictBridge compatible printer via included USB cable without a computer! Powered by 2x AA Alkaline or Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (Up to 4x more shots with optional NiMH batteries) Approximate Unit Dimensions - (WxHxD) 3.72 x 2.62 x 1.71; Unit Weight - 7.05 oz (Body only without memory card and batteries)

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