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PowerShot A710 IS

PowerShot A710 IS

PowerShot A710 IS

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Marketed September 2006

The Canon PowerShot A710 IS incorporates the same high-performance 6x optical zoom lens as its predecessor the A700, released in April 2006, enabling a focal length up to 210 mm (35 mm format equivalent).

In addition to being the first camera in the PowerShot A series equipped with a lens-shift optical Image Stabilizer (IS), the A710 IS incorporates ISO HI to realize exceptional imaging performance. While inheriting several high-performance features from its predecessor, including Canon’s high-speed DIGIC II imaging engine and a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, the A710 IS achieves exceptional image quality from its 7.1-megapixel CCD sensor, increased from 6.0 megapixels in the A700.

Despite the addition of an image stabilizer in combination with a 6x zoom lens, the A710 IS realizes a compact and stylish body shape, maintaining the natural cylindrical grip, which fits firmly and comfortably in the hands, that the PowerShot A series is acclaimed for.

Type 1/2.5″ CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.7.1M
Color Filter Type Approx.7.1M
Type DIGIC II with iSAPS technology
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)
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
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
Speed 15 – 1/2,000 sec
(Available shutter speeds vary depending on the shooting mode)
Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
Monitor 2.5″ P-Si TFT, approx. 115,000 dots
Coverage 100%
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
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)
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, 30/15 fps
(M)320 x 240, 60 fps (S)160 x 120, 15 fps
Movie Length Up to 1GB or 1 hour (L and M, 30/15 fps).
Up to 1 min (M, 60 fps). Up to 3 min (S)
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Still Image Type Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movies Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural)
Audio Sound Memos WAVE (monaural)
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
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
Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Type Secure Digital (SD) Card or Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC),
16MB Memory Card supplied
PC Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2
Macintosh OS X v10.2 – 10.4
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Batteries 2x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries(NB4-300) (Alkalines supplied)
AC Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK800
Case Soft Case DCC-80
Waterproof / Weatherproof 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
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions 97.5 x 66.5 x 41.2 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 210 g