Canon A720 IS Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot A720 IS 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: A720 IS
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $249.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2007-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 8.6 oz (243 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.6 x 1.7 in.
(97 x 66 x 43 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 8.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.76 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 1832 (6.0 MP, Other),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
160x120 (15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Canon Zoom Lens (9 elements in 7 groups)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 210 mm
Zoom Ratio: 6.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/4.8 (T) - f/8.0
Normal Focus Range: 49 cm to Infinity
19.3 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect; 9-point AiAF, Face Detect AF, Single AF point, FlexiZone
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 115,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (at center or linked to single AF point), and Face Detect
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Stitch Assist, Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater
Self Timer: 2 ,10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Slow-sync (first and second-curtain sync available)
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Normal: 1.8-11.0 ft./55cm-3.5m (W), 1.8-8.2 ft./55cm-2.5m (T); Macro: 1-1.8 ft./30-55cm (W-M) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync: 1/500
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.92
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 1.61
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 0.96
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): Unlimited
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.510
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.202
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.610
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.760
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.082
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.50
Shutdown Time: 1.70
Play -> Record Time: 2.50
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.00
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 2,364
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable or NiMH rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): No
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 400
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical image stabilization.

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