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5.5 out of 10 based on 236 reviews

Canon PowerShot A700

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  • User Score (185)
    8.8 8.8 from 185 reviewers
  • Expert Score (19)
    8.2 8.2 from 19 reviewers
  • Design (5)
    5.7 5.7 from 5 reviewers
  • Value for money (13)
    6.1 6.1 from 13 reviewers
  • Features (7)
    5.8 5.8 from 7 reviewers
  • Ease of use (23)
    5.5 5.5 from 23 reviewers
  • Performance (27)
    5.9 5.9 from 27 reviewers
  • Picture quality (44)
    5.8 5.8 from 44 reviewers
  • Durability (13)
    5.6 5.6 from 13 reviewers
  • Battery performance (19)
    5.6 5.6 from 19 reviewers
  • Display (30)
    5.8 5.8 from 30 reviewers
  • Photo quality (12)
    5.8 5.8 from 12 reviewers
  • Video quality (4)
    5.8 5.8 from 4 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (27)
    5.5 5.5 from 27 reviewers
  • Portability (4)
    6.4 6.4 from 4 reviewers
  • Build quality (2)
    5.1 5.1 from 2 reviewers
  • Color and saturation (2)
    5.7 5.7 from 2 reviewers
  • Size (2)
    4.5 4.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Shutter lag (10)
    5.3 5.3 from 10 reviewers
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Users:
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Cannon PowerShot A700, compact and versatile digital camera, aims at attracting serious amateur photographers who prefer to have more manual control over the camera focus and exposure. The camera also offers many auto features for casual photography. The unique feature of this product is the 6x zoom lens as compared to the 4x zoom provided in the earlier A540 camera. A review provided by CNet indicates that A700m images are of acceptable quality and the camera performance is adequate at ISO 800 level. Th…

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Cannon PowerShot A700, compact and versatile digital camera, aims at attracting serious amateur photographers who prefer to have more manual control over the camera focus and exposure. The camera also offers many auto features for casual photography. The unique feature of this product is the 6x zoom lens as compared to the 4x zoom provided in the earlier A540 camera. A review provided by CNet indicates that A700m images are of acceptable quality and the camera performance is adequate at ISO 800 level. The 2.5 inch LCD provided has a good, 115,000 pixels resolution, but gets washed out under bright light conditions. The optical view finder comes handy for framing under such circumstances.

The camera controls facilitate easy operation of the camera with one hand. The macro focusing to 0.4-inch distance level is ideal for close-up photography. The review points out that the photographer can learn more about manual controls by using this camera. This helps the amateur photographer to mature gradually to a professional photographer. The Digital Camera review states that the 6x zoom provided is uncommon for its price-range. The 16 MB secure digital card provided along with the camera is quite inadequate, as it can hold only five good quality pictures. A700’s LCD is of a non-rotating type as compared to the rotating type provided in the earlier A610 and 620 models, which is a disappointment. However, the movie mode is quite impressive. VGA quality video with sound can be recorded at 30 frames per second. The limiting factor is the memory card size or the movie file size of 1GB. These limitations provide a maximum recording duration of eight minutes of good quality video. The Good Gear Guide review on A700 states that the picture quality is generally good, with clear and seamless edges. From the color perspective, the camera is reasonably appreciable. However, the picture sharpness is much better than the color reproduction in A700, in the opinion of the reviewer. The 6x zoom and inclusion of more manual options are the main features of A700 predominantly pointed out many reviewers.

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