Thursday, August 28, 2008

Canon PowerShot S70 Camera

Canon is very easy to use PowerShot S70 feels like a brick in comparison with most of the current lightweight point-and-shoots, and at $ 500 is expensive for its class. For premium, however, obtained excellent image quality and a built-in wide-angle lens.

The S70, which weighs just over 10 oz with battery and CompactFlash card, is the successor to the PowerShot S60 silver, but becomes black in the case of earlier versions. The most important novelty of the S70 is a 7.1-megapixel CCD (up to 5 megapixels in the S60) to make large, high-quality prints. Both the S60 and S70 has a 3.6X optical zoom and been incorporated into the wide-angle lens with a 35 mm focal range equivalent of 28mm to 100mm. (Most other point-and-shoots with an equivalent focal range from 35 mm or greater.) But the S70 has a slightly redesigned control panel. Our test unit-shooting mode dial, four-way directional pad and other buttons ago were easy to achieve feature. From sliding metal brushing the lid open and closed powers the camera on and off in a quick two to three seconds.

The S70 offers a wide range of automatic and manual settings. As with the S60, has six traditional scene modes - portrait, landscape, night scene, shutter speed, slow speed, and Stitch Assist (Panorama). That's less than what is at some other point-and-shoots. It also has some semi-advanced modes like shutter priority and aperture priority, a fully automatic mode, which gives very few adjustments to adapt, and greater flexibility in automatic mode, which lets you choose some parameters as the effects photography (vivid, in black and white, sepia, etc.), white balance, ISO and speed. As with the S60(NB-2L Battery), is a video mode and a good range of manual settings that you'd expect to find in the more advanced cameras.

The general took S70 live photos. Our test unit earned a score prominently in our exit from the tests, coming in second among the 11 currently tested point-and-shoots. It was ranked number one among POINT sharpness shoots and in our tests. Notes on a box of sweets package still popped into our lives-like the trials small font sizes in our black and white line art test. An area of relative weakness was exposure. The S70 earned a fifth-place category (11) evidence of our exposure, in particular, I was disappointed with skin tones in our internal firing test using flash. Besides, I thought that the test firing in the open air seemed a bit low contrast.

I was also hoping for better battery life. Our test unit's battery lasted 242 shots, far below the average of 350 photos to point and shoot.

However, this robust camera has a wide variety of options and sharp image quality. It's a good buy for an advanced beginner looking for a camera with room to grow.


Result: The PowerShot S70 costs more than many point-and-shoots, but the reward of a wide-angle lens, 7.1 megapixels and higher image quality is worthwhile for advanced amateurs.

Canon PowerShot S70
Canon Nb-2L Battery

7.1 megapixel, 3072 maximum resolution of 2304, 28 mm focal length of 100mm (35mm equivalent), f2.8 to f8.0 maximum aperture range, shutter speeds from 15 seconds to 1 / 2000 seconds, and optical viewfinders LCD, USB, CompactFlash slot, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, 8.1 ounces with battery, Canon Solutions Disk (Zoom EX Pasco, PhotoRecord, and PhotoStitch) and ArcSoft Camera Suite.

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