Canon PowerShot S70
Essentially a higher-resolution version of the PowerShot S60, the S70 has been upgraded to support AF area selection in the P, Tv, Av and M shooting modes, although the AF frame is fixed to centre-point when you shoot with the viewfinder or use digital zoom. Focus and AE bracketing are also provided, along with flash output adjustment of +/- 2 stops in 1/3 stop increments. . . [more]
Canon PowerShot S70
Essentially a higher-resolution version of the PowerShot S60, the S70 has been upgraded to support AF area selection in the P, Tv, Av and M shooting modes, although the AF frame is fixed to centre-point when you shoot with the viewfinder or use digital zoom. Focus and AE bracketing are also provided, along with flash output adjustment of +/- 2 stops in 1/3 stop increments.
Test pictures taken with the S70 were similar to shots from the S60, but with marginally better colour accuracy and a slightly wider dynamic range. The white balance results were similar to the S60 for the auto and pre-set modes, but the custom (manual) white balance performed slightly better. Unfortunately the flash was rather weak. As expected, long exposures after dark had slightly higher noise levels than similar shots from the S60. The S70 was slightly faster to ‘wake’ than its predecessor, powering up in just over three seconds, but capture lag times were similar: 0.2 seconds with pre-focusing and up to 1.8 seconds when focusing was difficult. Burst intervals ranged from 0.5 seconds for the high-speed setting to just over 0.8 seconds in standard mode.
- Wide angle of view (28mm)
- Accurate metering
- RAW capture supported
- Above-average image quality
Image sensor: 7.18 x 5.32mm CCD with 7,400,000 photosites (7.1 megapixels effective)
Lens: 5.8-20.7mm f2.8-5.3 UA zoom (28-100mm in 35mm format)
Zoom ratio: 3.6x optical, up to 4.1x digital
Lens multiplier factor: 5.0x
Dimensions (wxhxd):114 x 38.8 x 56.5mm
Weight: 230g (without battery and card)
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