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Replacing the A460 launched in March 2007, the Canon PowerShot A470 is an entry-level model in the PowerShot series. Featuring an upgraded image processor, from the DIGIC II used in previous models to DIGIC III, as well as a high-resolution 7.1-megapixel CCD sensor and 3.4x optical zoom lens, the A470 achieves improved image quality and functionality. In addition, the model offers greater ease of use with its convenient, slim body design and an enlarged 2.5-inch LCD monitor. Moreover, the PowerShot A470 comes with a full set of shooting functions including such special shooting modes as the Super Macro mode, which allows users to take photographs of subjects as close as only 1 cm away, and the newly added Aquarium and Sunset modes.
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 7.1 million|
|Image Sensor||1/2.5-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 million pixels)|
|Lens||6.3 (W)–21.6 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 (W)–132 (T) mm)
f/3.0 (W)–f/5.8 (T)
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 14x in combination with the optical zoom)|
|LCD Monitor||2.5-inch type, TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 dots (Picture coverage 100%)|
|AF System||TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: Face Detect*
** /AiAF (9-points)/Center
* AF frame can be moved and fixed to specified face.
|Focusing Range (From the front of the lens)||Normal: 47 cm (1.5 ft.)–infinity
Macro: 5–47 cm (W) (2.0 in.–1.5 ft. (W)), 25–47 cm (T) (9.8 in.–1.5 ft.(T))
Super Macro: 1–10 cm (W) (0.4–3.9 in. (W))
Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.)–infinity
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speeds||1/60–1/2000 sec.
15–1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
|Metering System||Evaluative* /Center-weighted average or Spot**
* Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
|Exposure Compensation||±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)||Auto* , High ISO Auto** , ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed according to shooting mode and subject brightness.
|White Balance||Auto* , Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* The colors of faces are evaluated in Face Detect AF.
|Built-in Flash||Auto, On, Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AF.
|Built-in Flash Range||30 cm–3.0 m (12 in.–9.8 ft.) (W)/30 cm–2.0 m (12 in.–6.6 ft.) (T)
Brightness of image periphery may reduce depending on shooting distance.
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Manual*1, Super Macro*2, Special Scene*3 and Movie*4
*1 Long shutter mode available
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.9 shots/sec.|
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer|
|Recording Media||SD memory card/SDHC memory card/MultiMediaCard/MMCplus card/HC MMCplus card|
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
|Data Type||Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
Sound Memo: WAVE (monaural)
* This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels||Still images
･ Large: 3072 x 2304 pixels
･ Medium 1: 2592 x 1944 pixels
･ Medium 2: 2048 x 1536 pixels
･ Medium 3, Date Stamp: 1600 x 1200 pixels
･ Small: 640 x 480 pixels
･ Widescreen: 3072 x 1728 pixels
640 x 480 pixels (20 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (20 frames/sec. LP)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full* (can record up to a maximum of 4 GB at one time** )
･ Compact: (can record for 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
* Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC- 512 MSH recommended).
|Playback Modes||Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 images), Magnified (approx. 2-10x), Resume Playback, My Category, Jump, Movie (slow motion playback possible), Rotate, Slide Show, Red-Eye Correction, Resize, Sound memos (recording and playing back possible up to 1min.), Protect.|
|Direct Print||PictBridge compliant, Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible|
|Interface||USB (mini-B) Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)|
|Communication Settings||MTP, PTP|
|Power Source||2 AA-size alkaline batteries
2 AA-size NiMH batteries NB4-300 (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
|Operating Temperatures||0–40°C (32–104°F) (0–35°C (32–95°F) when NB-3AH is used.)|
|Dimensions (excluding protrusions)||104.8 x 55.1 x 40.7 mm (4.1 x 2.2 x 1.6 in.)|
|Weight (camera body only)||Approx. 165 g (5.8 oz.)|