Canon Powershot A710 IS Review

Review Date: October 28th 2006

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Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
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Design
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Specifications
Page 7
Conclusion

Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR
Type 1/2.5" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.7.1M
Colour Filter Type Approx.7.1M
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type DIGIC II with iSAPS technology
LENS
Focal Length 5.8 - 34.8 mm (35mm equivalent: 35-210mm)
Zoom Optical 6x. Digital approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-converter approx. 1.5x or 1.9x and Safety Zoom ) . Combined approx. 24x
Maximum f/number f/2.8-f/4.8
Construction 9 elements in 7 groups(1 aspherical element with both sides aspherical)
Image Stabilisation Yes (shift-type)
FOCUSING
Type TTL
AF System / Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Point Selection

Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE

AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1cm
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering Modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to focusing frame)
AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Speed Equivalent AUTO, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800
SHUTTER
Speed 15 - 1/2,000 sec
(Available shutter speeds vary depending on the shooting mode)
WHITE BALANCE
Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
VIEWFINDER
Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
LCD MONITOR
Monitor 2.5" P-Si TFT, approx. 115,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
FLASH
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range 55cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.5m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
External Flash Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1
SHOOTING
Modes Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Color Accent, Color Swap)
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Positive Film, Vivid Blue, Vivid Red, Vivid Green, Custom Color)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.7 fps (until memory card becomes full)
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size (L)3072 x 2304, (M1)2592 x 1944, (M2)2048 x 1536, (M3)1600 x 1200, (S)640 x 480, (W) 3072 x 1728, (Postcard Date Imprint) 1600 x 1200
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, (M)320 x 240, 30/15fps
(M)320 x 240, 60fps (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 1GB or 1 hour (L and M, 30/15fps).
Up to 1 min (M, 60fps). Up to 3 min (S)
FILE TYPES
Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)
DIRECT PRINT
Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes
OTHER FEATURES
My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x - 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian
INTERFACE
Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
MEMORY CARD
Type Secure Digital (SD) Card or Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC),
16MB Memory Card supplied
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2
Macintosh OS X v10.2 - 10.4
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
POWER SOURCE
Batteries 2x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries (NB4-300) (Alkalines supplied)
AC Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK800
ACCESSORIES
Case Soft Case DCC-80
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof case WP-DC6, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Lenses Conversion Lens Adapter, LA-DC58G
Tele-Converter 1.75x TC-DC58N,
Wide converter 0.7x WC-DC58N
Close-up lens 250D (58mm)
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Battery Charger Kit CBK4-300, Ni-MH Batteries NB4-300, AC Adapter Kit ACK800
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Environment 0 - 40 C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions 97.5 x 66.5 x 41.2 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 210g
 
Depending on the image size selected
Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Depending on memory card speed / capacity
 
Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Design
Page 6
Specifications
Page 7
Conclusion

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