Canon Powershot A470 Review

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Canon Powershot A470




Record Modes & Menus



Canon Powershot A470

The screen display in the Automatic record mode. The icons disappear quickly to allow you to see the image completely uninterrupted. Pressing the FUNC./SET button will bring it back momentarily. The info will look similar to that of the manual and scene screens.



Canon Powershot A470

When the color LCD is turned on and you half-press the shutter you will see which of the nine AF points (green rectangles) where used for the focus lock. The lightning bolt icon indicates the flash is charged and ready to fire. You will also see your exposure info and ISO settings the camera selected. The orange glow is from the AF assist lamp.



Canon Powershot A470

Auto Func. Menu:

    ISO - Auto, High
    Drive Mode - Single shot, 10 second delay, 2 second delay, custom delay
    Image Size - 7M, 5M, 3M, 2M, .3M, 2M date stamp, Wide (3072x1728)



Canon Powershot A470

Auto Menu:

    AF Frame - Face Detect, AiAF, Center
    AF-Point Zoom - On, Off
    Digital Zoom - 1.5x, 1.9x, Standard, Off
    Flash Settings - Red Eye Correction, Red Eye Lamp
    AF-assist Beam - On, Off
    Shooting Info - On, Off
    Review - 2 seconds - 10 seconds, Hold, Off
    Review Info - Detailed, Off
    Auto Category - On, Off
    Display Overlay - Off, Grid Lines, 3:2 Guide, Both
    Set "Print" Button



Canon PowerShot A470


Setting the camera to the SCeNe position on the mode dial allows you to select from 10 preset shooting modes, each optimized for a specific shooting condition. The scene mode that you have selected will be shown in the top left corner. Under that you will see the ISO setting, drive mode, and Image quality. On the other side of the screen you will see the flash setting and the total number of remaining photographs on the memory card.


Canon Powershot A470

Scene Func. Menu:

    Scene Mode - Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow,
      Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium
    Exposure Comp. - ± 2 in 1/3 increments
    Drive Mode - Single shot, Burst mode, 10 second delay, 2 second delay, custom delay
    Image Size - 7M, 5M, 3M, 2M, .3M, 2M date stamp, Wide (3072x1728)



Canon PowerShot A470


This is the Manual Record screen. Icons indicate ISO speed is 80, single frame drive mode, auto flash mode and the "camera M" icon indicates the Manual record mode. On the bottom is the image quality "S"uperfine and image size "L"arge and there's room on the SD card for 423 more pictures.



Canon PowerShot A470


Manual FUNC Menu:

    Record mode - Manual or Super Macro
    Exposure Comp. - Override the metering ± 2.0EV in 1/3 steps
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, Hi, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom one-push WB set
    Drive Mode - Single, Burst, 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Custom Timer
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Custom
    Image Resolution 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480, 2M Date stamp, Wide 3072x1728
    Image Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal





Canon PowerShot A470


Manual Menu:

    AF Frame - Face Detect, AiAF, Center
    AF-Point Zoom - On, Off
    Flash Settings - Red Eye Correction, Red Eye Lamp, Slow Synchro
    Light Metering - Center, Area, Spot
    AF-assist Beam - On, Off
    Shooting Info - On, Off
    Review - 2 seconds - 10 seconds, Hold, Off
    Review Info - Detailed, Off
    Auto Category - On, Off
    Display Overlay - Off, Grid Lines, 3:2 Guide, Both
    Set "Print" Button




Canon Powershot A470

You can record movie clips with audio at 20 frames per second in 640x480 and 640x480 LP resolution as well as 30 fps at 320x240 resolution.



Canon PowerShot A470


Movie Func. Menu:

    Movie Mode - Standard or Compact
    White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    Drive Mode - Timer Off, 10 seconds, 2 seconds
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B/W, Custom Color
    Movie Size - 640x480, 640x480 LP, 320x240



Canon PowerShot A470


Movie Menu:

    Digital Zoom - Standard or Off
    AF-assist Beam - On, Off
    Shooting Info - On, Off
    Auto Category - On, Off
    Display Overlay - Off, Grid Lines
    Set "Print" Button



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