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Canon Powershot S70

By: Dave Etchells

With the same wide angle lens as its predecessor, the S70 boosts resolution with its 7.1 megapixel sensor, but holds the line on image noise.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 9/30/2004


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon PowerShot S70


General

Model Name:

Canon PowerShot S70 
Model Number: S70 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $599.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available: 2004-09-30
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wireless 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 8.1 oz (230 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 in.
(114 x 57 x 39 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 7.10
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 100 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.57x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4.1 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: TTL 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 44 cm to Infinity
18.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 4 - 44 cm
1.6 - 18.0 in
Min Macro Area: 57 x 43 mm
2.2 x 1.7 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.3 (tele) - f/8.0 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: None 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-image optical zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 82%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 118,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 10
White Balance Settings: TTL Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom x 2 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time:  
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted averaging, Spot (Center or AF Point) 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2 or 10
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction On, Red-Eye Reduction Auto 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.2
Flash Range Description: 1.8 14 ft. / 55cm 4.2m (WIDE); 1.8 6.6 ft. /55cm 2.0m (TELE) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format: RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG / Mono WAV) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection:  
Included Software: ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ArcSoft VideoImpression 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 2.900 seconds
Shutdown Time: 2.500 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.400 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 3.400 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.960 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.930 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.072 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 2.840 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.220 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.240 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 10
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.000
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 513.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-2LH / NB-2L 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion Rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-2LH Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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