Canon Powershot A470 Review
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Ideal for first time camera-users, the PowerShot A470 features a 3.4X (38mm - 132mm equivalent) optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch LCD, and various user-friendly exposure modes. Despite being an entry-level camera, the A470 offers more creative control with manual overrides for ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.
Canon's Genuine Face Detection Technology automatically detects, tracks, focuses and optimizes the exposure on up to nine forward looking human faces in the frame or can lock onto a specific face in the crowd, ensuring that all (or one) are in focus and properly exposed, with or without flash. While the Face Detection algorithm automatically prioritizes up to nine human faces in a scene, it can also be instructed via the Face Select and Track function to lock on to a single face in the crowd, ensuring that the chosen subject is finely focused, no matter where it appears in the frame.
Canon's innovative Motion Detection technology consolidates motion information for both the camera and the photographic subject and determines whether the subject has moved and what, if any, adjustments to focus or exposure needs to be made. It will even detect and assess subject movement between each frame, making it quicker and easier to capture a series of images. Additionally, when paired with Canon's Optical Image Stabilization system - offered on the PowerShot A590 IS camera among other PowerShot models - the motion detection system's onboard vibration-detecting gyro senses and compensates for movement due to camera shake, even if the subject remains still.
The "brain" in every new Canon digital camera from the PowerShot A-series to the EOS Pro models is the
exclusive DIGIC III imaging processor. This proprietary chip is responsible for the cameras' higher
performance levels including faster start up, faster autofocus and quicker shutter response times that leave
long lag competitors far behind. What's more, DIGIC III improves both the image quality and the cameras' power
consumption, extending the battery life under typical shooting conditions.
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