Canon Powershot A470 Digital Camera (Gray)

BH #CAPSA470G • MFR #2503B001
Canon
Canon Powershot A470 Digital Camera (Gray)
Key Features
  • 7.1 Megapixel
  • 3.4x Optical Zoom
  • 2.5" LCD Display
  • Face Detection & Motion Detection
The Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera is a sleek and compact camera that is simple to use and well suited to the amateur photographer. With a resolution of 7.1 megapixels and a 3.4x Optical zoom, the A470 provides the performance and features that are perfect for photographing family events, keeping up with children at play, or recording scenes and events during a vacation or business trip.

The camera has everything you need to make shooting fast easy and fun, including a large 2.5-inch LCD and a full range of performance features including enhanced Face Detection & Motion Detection technology. It also has the DIGIC III Image Processor to keep every image looking its best. The PowerShot A470 also features high quality construction, and stylish, pocket-size design, making it a perfect take-along camera.

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Canon A470 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 27.1 Megapixel Resolution
  • 33.4x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 42.5" LCD Display
  • 5DIGIC III Image Processor with iSAPS Technology
  • 6Face Detection Technology
  • 7Motion Detection Technology
  • 8Intuitive Mode Dial
  • 9Easy Vertical Shooting
  • 10Powered By AA-size Batteries
  • 11Easy, Flexible Direct Printing Options

The Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera is a sleek and compact camera that is simple to use and well suited to the amateur photographer. With a resolution of 7.1 megapixels and a 3.4x Optical zoom, the A470 provides the performance and features that are perfect for photographing family events, keeping up with children at play, or recording scenes and events during a vacation or business trip.

The camera has everything you need to make shooting fast easy and fun, including a large 2.5-inch LCD and a full range of performance features including enhanced Face Detection & Motion Detection technology. It also has the DIGIC III Image Processor to keep every image looking its best. The PowerShot A470 also features high quality construction, and stylish, pocket-size design, making it a perfect take-along camera.

7.1 Megapixel Resolution

With 7.1 megapixels of resolution, you'll be able to capture superb detail and color resulting in beautiful prints with excellent sharpness and clarity at print sizes of over 16x20"

3.4x Optical Zoom Lens

The 3.4x Optical Zoom lens is made to canon's demanding specifications, and is capable of shooting close-ups, group shots or scenery. The addition of the 4x digital zoom also provides the ability to really single out details from a distance

2.5" LCD Display

The 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD screen gives you the big picture that is crisp, clear, and bright. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

DIGIC III Image Processor with iSAPS Technology

Canon's DIGIC III Image Processor improves processing speed and image quality, and assures that every image is colorfully vibrant while enabling Canon's Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots. iSAPS is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the DIGIC II Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Face Detection Technology

The PowerShot A470 features Face Detection Technology, which finds up to 9 faces in the frame and sets the most suitable focus point. In addition, Face Detection AE adjusts exposure and flash settings to ensure proper illumination of both the faces and the overall scene, eliminating the common problem of darkened or overexposed faces, and Face Detection WB means the camera concentrates upon faces when calculating white balance for the best possible skin tones. In addition, Face Select and Track lets the A470 user highlight one face among several in a scene, and the camera concentrates on that person, even as they move around the scene.

Motion Detection Technology

The advanced Motion Detection Technology works in the background to instantly evaluate how fast your subject is moving. Then it automatically selects and sets the optimal exposure and ISO settings to keep everything looking sharp and clear.

Intuitive Mode Dial

Simply turn the Mode Dial to the needed setting to handle any shooting condition. Choose from Auto, Manual, Movie, or Special Scene where you can select from settings such as Night, Snow, Indoor, Beach and more to get the best possible image.

Easy Vertical Shooting

The PowerShot A470 lets you shoot great Vertical Images more conveniently. Turn the camera, and then just press the Print/Share Button. Instantly, the camera displays your scene in the proper vertical orientation. You don't have to worry about re-arranging your hand position so you're free to concentrate on setting your scene, composing your shot or coaxing subjects to smile.

Powered By AA-size Batteries

The camera uses common AA-size batteries that can be purchased at any store so you don't need to worry about running out of batteries or recharging batteries - simply get new ones locally. You can also use economical NiMH Rechargeable AA batteries.

Easy, Flexible Direct Printing Options

The Camera supports direct printing using the Canon Direct Print system or the PictBridge system, so you can print without a computer on many different brands and models of printers. The Direct Print feature also allows for image preview and editing (including cropping) on the camera before you begin printing, so your printed pictures are exactly what you need. Also, the Print/Share button is an easy way to transfer images directly to a computer when the camera is connected via the USB cable.

Canon A470 Specs

Camera TypeCompact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor1/2.5" 7.4 Megapixel CCD
Effective Resolution7.1 million pixels
Color Depth24-Bit RGB
Color ModesVivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Image File FormatsJPEG (SuperFine, Fine, Normal)
Recorded ResolutionLarge (3072 x 2304)
Widescreen (3072 x 1728)
Medium 1 (2592 x 1944)
Medium 2 (2048 x 1536)
Medium 3 (1600 x 1200)
Small (640 x 480)
Video RecordingAVI Motion JPEG with sound
Normal (640 x 480 @ 20 fps)
LP (640 x 480 @ 20 fps)
Small (320 x 240 @ 30 fps)
Compact (160 x 120 @ 15 fps)
Clip length limited to 1GB or 60 minutes for Normal & Small; 3 minutes for Compact)
Audio RecordingWAVE (Monaural)
record time up to 60 seconds with image
Optics
Lens TypeCanon Zoom Lens
Optical Zoom3.4x
Lens Focal Length6.3 - 21.6mm (38 - 132mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom4x
Minimum Focus Distance0.4" (1cm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.0-5.8
Optical Image StabilizationNo
Accessory Lens/Filter MountNo
Focus Control
Focus TypeTTL Autofocus
Focus ModesAutofocus
Focus RangeNormal: 18" (47cm) - infinity
Macro: 2.0" (5cm) - 18" (47cm) wide
Super Macro: 0.4" (1cm) - 3.9" (10cm) wide only
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto
High ISO Auto
Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter TypeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed15-1/2000 second
Aperture Rangef/2.8-5.8 - f/8.0
Exposure MeteringEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure ModesProgram AE, Auto, Camera M, Special Scene, Exposure Compensation (± 2 EV in 1/3 EV increments)
White Balance ModesAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Scene ModesPortrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot
Flash
Built-in FlashYes (Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Synchro, Flash On, Flash Off)
Effective Flash Range1.5' (0.5m) - 9.8" (3.0m)
External Flash ConnectionNo
External Flash ControlNot Applicable
Performance
Start-Up TimeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter LagNot Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between ShotsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Burst Capability1.9 fps continuous
Self Timer2 seconds or 10 seconds
Interval RecordingNo
Date & Time StampNo
Memory & Power
Built-in MemoryNo
Compatible Memory CardsSecure Digital (SD) Card
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card
MultimediaCard
MMC Plus Card
HC MMC Plus Card
Recording Capacity Includes 32MB MultiMedia Card

Still Image Capacity

SuperFine Fine Normal
Large 9 15 32
Widescreen 12 20 42
Medium 1 11 20 41
Medium 2 18 32 64
Medium 3 29 52 99
Small 111 171 270

Video Capacity

Video Mode Record Time
High 22 seconds
LP 45 seconds
Small 43 seconds
Compact 180 seconds
Battery Type2x AA Batteries (Alkaline, NiMH)
Power AdapterACK800 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
Input/Output
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0
Direct Print CapableYes (PictBridge)
Remote ControlNo
Video OutputYes (NTSC & PAL)
Web-Cam CapableNo
System & Software RequirementsWindows System
  • IBM PC/AT compatible with Pentium 500MHz or higher processor
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP, Vista
  • Built-in USB Port

Macintosh System

  • PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 Processor
  • Mac OS X (10.1 - 10.4)
  • Built-in USB Port
Display
ViewfinderNo
LCD Display2.5" low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD (115,000 pixels)
Language OptionsEnglish, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian
Playback OptionsSingle Image, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Index (9 thumbnails), My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, RAW, Resize Movie (Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume), Erase (single image, all images, part of movie, all of movie)
Physical
Dimensions2.2 x 4.2 x 1.6" (56 x 105 x 41mm)
Weight5.8 oz. (165g) without batteries
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