Canon Powershot S70 Review
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The 3.6x lens features Canon's exclusive Ultra High Refractive Index Aspherical technology, called UA Lens technology for short, which produces outstanding sharpness and clarity while at the same time allowing the camera body to be even thinner and more compact than previous models with smaller zoom ratios. The 28mm zoom setting makes real estate photography, group photos and travel photography much easier, while the UA technology produces crystal clear image quality at all focal lengths.
The S70's macro focus setting captures objects as close as 4 cm from the lens. The shutter speeds from 15 to 1/2000 second can be selected. When shooting photos in the RAW format, you can now select the resolution of the JPEG preview image that is simultaneously saved in the RAW image data. The Tv and Av modes have added the Safety Shift function, which automatically adjusts settings for an appropriate exposure when shooting.
Additional noteworthy enhancements of the PowerShot S70 digital camera include: Faster start-up, faster continuous shooting at 2.0 frames per second, 13 shooting modes including enhanced VGA Movie Mode, RAW+JPEG recording with user-selectable JPEG resolution, optional teleconverter, wireless controller and an underwater housing. The PowerShot S70 includes a new "underwater" preset for the white balance. This feature automatically sets the camera to the correct white balance for underwater shooting so photographers do not have to worry about the difficulty of operating manually.
In order to increase the amount of photographs users can capture, Canon developed a new rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, the NB-2LH model, which delivers approximately 26% higher capacity than the previous NB-2L.
Software for transferring your pictures to a computer, organizing pictures, laying out pictures for printing and editing still pictures and movies is included. This software is available for both the Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The S70 can print directly to Canon CP series card printers and Bubblejet Direct printers and any PictBridge compatible printer.
The Canon PowerShot S70 digital camera comes bundled with battery pack NB-2LH and charger CB-2LT, USB cable and 32 MB Compact Flash card. Optional accessories include the new waterproof case WP-DC40, Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC10, 2.0x Tele-converter TC-DC10, which extends the focal length to 200mm and Wireless Controller WL-DC100. The PowerShot S70 digital camera will be available in September for an estimated street price of $599.99.
The Powershot S70 compared in size to a CD.
The 7-megapixel duo, the Powershot S70 and Powershot G6.
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Canon Powershot S70 Specifications
The Canon Powershot S70 kit includes:
- Powershot S70 camera
- Wrist Strap WS-300
- Battery Pack NB-2LH (with Terminal Cover)
- Battery Charger CB-2LT
- CompactFlash Card FC-32M (32MB, with Case)
- AV Cable AVC-DC300
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk (CD-ROM)
- ArcSoft Camera Suite Disk (CD-ROM)
- User Guides
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