Canon Powershot A470 Review

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Canon Powershot A470



Features & Controls



Canon Powershot A470

The A470 features a 3.4X (38-132mm in the 35mm format) f/3.0-5.8 all-glass aspherical zoom lens. When the camera is powered down the lens is retracted inside of the body and a built in shutter closes to completely protect the lens.

An advanced TTL AiAF 9-point autofocus system permits the camera to automatically select the primary subject even when off-center. The focusing range is:

  • Normal AF: 1.5 ft./47cm-infinity
  • Macro: 2.0 in.-1.5 ft./5-47cm (W), 9.8 in. - 1.5 ft./25-47cm (T)
  • Super Macro: 0.39-3.9 in./1-10cm

In low light conditions the focus-assist lamp helps to illuminate the subject for accurate focusing.



Canon Powershot A470

The built in flash offers Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash Off, and Slow Synchro. The flash range in Normal mode is from 1.0 - 9.8 ft. (30cm - 3.0m) at Wide angle and 1.0 - 6.6 ft. (50cm - 2.0m) at the Telephoto end of the zoom range, when using ISO Auto.



Canon Powershot A470

The A470 features a 2.5-inch LCD, which is the only viewfinder on the camera and is used for framing, reviewing saved images and menu operations.

Controls on the back: The Mode Dial with positions for Review, Auto Record, Manual Record, Scene and Movie. The 4-way controller lets you navigate menus and select images during playback, the FUNC/SET button accepts menu selections, In record mode you press "Up" to zoom the lens to telephoto, press "Down" to zoom to wide angle. Pressing "Right" changes the flash mode, and "Left" enables Macro focus mode. The MENU button calls up and dismisses the menu screens, and the FUNC/SET button also gives access to the shortcut menu with settings for: Exposure compensation, ISO, White balance, Drive mode, My Colors, image quality and image size. The Print/Share button speeds and simplifies printing to Direct Print and PictBridge compliant printers, as well as transferring images.



Canon Powershot A470

On the top you'll find the On/Off button, shutter release, and built-in speaker.





Canon Powershot A470
The I/O ports: A/V output for television (NTSC or PAL). The DIGITAL port connects USB 2.0 to the computer for downloading. It also allows for Direct printing to any PictBridge compatible printer. DC IN jack for an optional AC power supply.



Canon Powershot A470

The Powershot A470 is equipped with a card slot that supports use of SD/SDHC, MMC/MMC Plus, and HC MMC Plus memory cards. Canon includes a 32MB SD card. Shown here is a speedy ATP Pro Max 2GB SD card - see the tables below for the approximate storage capacity.


Approx. Storage Capacities

Canon Powershot A470


Canon Powershot A470





Canon Powershot A470

The A470 is powered by two standard AA-type batteries, alkaline, NiMH (nickel metal hydride), or lithium cells. Canon claims with AA Alkaline batteries you can capture approx. 150 shots (LCD on.) With NiMH cells Canon claims approx. 400 shots with the LCD screen on. Battery tests according to CIPA standards.

Check out our NiMH rechargeable battery page for more info on NiMH battery types.  




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