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PowerShot Pro70

PowerShot Pro70

PowerShot Pro70

  • Japan
  • Americas
  • Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Outline
  • Specifications
Marketed November 1998
Original Price 158,000 yen

The PowerShot Pro70 is designed for professional and high-end photographers. It features a 1/2″ CCD sensor with 1.68-million pixels. The camera is equipped with a high-performance 28-70mm (35mm camera equivalent) 2.5x power zoom lens that includes two aspherical lens elements. The lens and CCD combine to deliver outstanding clarity and exceptionally high resolution.

Other features of the PowerShot Pro70 include compatibility with Canon’s EOS Speedlite EX series, shutter speeds between 1/2 and 1/8000 second, and a continuous shooting mode offering a 4 frame-per-second shooting speed and permitting up to 20 continuous shots in a series.

Image Sensor (CCD) Size 1/2″
Method Complementary color filter/Interline
Number of Pixels 1,680,000 pixel (total)
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 100-400
Image Data Storage CompactFlash™ card (Type I, II)
File Format CIFF (JPEG)/Proprietary Canon format (CCD RAW)
Image Size
1536 x 1024, 768 x 512
Lens 6-15 mm f/2.0-2.4 (35mm film equivalent : 28-70mm)
Shutter Speeds 1/2-1/500 sec. (Large/CCD RAW),1/2-1/8000 sec. (Small)
Focusing Range Standard 32 cm-infinity
Macro 12 cm-infinity
Built-in Flash
White Balance
TTL auto
Viewfinder Optical Secondary focused real-image zoom finder
using 8MB CF card
Fine 20 shots (1536 x 1024)/50 (768 x 512)
Normal 40 shots (1536 x 1024)/96 (768 x 512)
CCD RAW 30 shots (1536 x 1024)
Interfaces Serial/CF card slot x 2 (Type I & II)/Video Out/EOS remote switch terminal
Operating Systems
Windows® 95/98, Windows® NT4.0, Macintosh
Power Supply 2CR5 lithium battery, Dedicated Nickel-hydride Battery, Dedicated AC adapter
(W x H x D)
146 x 85 x 132 mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 690 g
Accessories 8MB CF, video cable, shoulder strap, compact power adapter, DC coupler, battery pack

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.