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PowerShot A5 Zoom

PowerShot A5 Zoom

PowerShot A5 Zoom

  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed October 1998
Original Price 84,800 yen

PowerShot A5 Zoom is sister model to the PowerShot A5 launched in April,1998. The new camera is equipped with a high-performance 28-70mm (35mm camera equivalent) 2.5x wide zoom lens which incorporates three aspherical lens elements to minimize distortion and correct for a variety of lens aberrations.

Image Sensor (CCD) Size 1/3″
Method Complementary color filter/Interline
Number of Pixels 810,000 pixel (total)
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 100-400 (ISO 400 for small mode in low light only)
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 4-10mm f/2.6-4.0 (35mm film equivalent : 28-70mm)
Shutter Speeds 1/6-1/750 sec.
Focusing Range Standard 50 cm-infinity
Macro 17-50 cm
Built-in Flash Auto, Forced ON/OFF, Red-eye reduction
White Balance
TTL auto/manual
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® 95/98, 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 37.3 mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 260 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.