Digital Compact Cameras

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PowerShot A5

PowerShot A5

PowerShot A5

  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed April 1998
Original Price 74,800 yen

The PowerShot A5 is the digital camera that has a compact and full flat body. Its compact design, featuring a special duralumin alloy metal casing and a motorized retracting lens system, permits the camera to fit easily into a shirt pocket or slim briefcase.

An 810,000-pixel 1/3″ CCD sensor and standard 5mm (35mm camera equivalent) high optical-resolution lens, including two aspherical lens elements which minimize distortion, deliver high definition and natural color reproduction.

Image Sensor (CCD) Size 1/3″h
Method Complementary color filter/Interline
Number of Pixels 810,000 pixel (total)
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 100-400
Image Data Storage CompactFlash ™ card (Type I)
File Format CIFF (JPEG)/Proprietary Canon format (CCD RAW)
Image Size
1024 x 768, 512 x 384
Lens 5mm f/2.5 (35mm film equivalent : 35mm)
Shutter Speeds 1/6-1/750 sec.
Focusing Range Standard 50 cm-infinity
Macro 9-50 cm
Built-in Flash Auto, Forced ON/OFF, Red-eye reduction
White Balance
TTL auto
Viewfinder Optical Real-image optical viewfinder
using 8MB CF card
Fine 44 shots (1024 x 768)/125 (512 x 384)
Normal 89 shots (1024 x 768)/236 (512 x 384)
Interfaces Serial/CF card slot/Video Out
Operating Systems
Windows® 95, Windows® NT4.0, Macintosh
Power Supply 2CR5 lithium battery, Dedicated Nickel-hydride Battery (optional), Dedicated AC adapter (optional)
(W x H x D)
103 x 68 x 32.5 mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 230 g
Accessories 8MB CF, lithium batteries (2CR5), video cable, wrist strap, PC connection kit, application software

Information written above is about the digital cameras developed for the Japanese domestic market.

* Recording capacity specifications are based on standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual results will vary according to subjects.