Conclusion: Canon PowerShot A700 digital camera With the introduction of the Canon PowerShot A700, Canon have added the flagship of the PowerShot A series digital cameras to their assortment. The camera has plenty to offer and features a variety of setting options.
Excerpt: Behold the new flagship of the Canon PowerShot A-Series: The PowerShot A700. This model incorporates all of the features included on the mid-level A540, plus much more. New features in the A700 include 6-megapixel resolution along with a retractable 6x 35-210mm optical zoom.
Canon Powershot A700 and A710 Digital Camera Review
21 June 2007
Excerpt: The next step in Canon Powershot development after the 500 and 600 series, is the A700 series . The A700 model incorporates 22 shooting modes from fully automatic to fully manual to achieve optimum results for any photographic application.
Conclusion: Canon's A series PowerShots have proved very popular with photographers, thanks to the winning combination of keen pricing, a full and comprehensive feature set and solid build quality. The A700 is no exception, and will no doubt prove just as popular.
Pros: Good resolution, clean and detailed results, Natural, accurate color, Good edge-to-edge sharpness, Useful 35-210mm equiv. 6x zoom lens, Fast, reliable focus, Reliable exposure and white balance, Sophisticated and comprehensive range of features and controls, Excellent build quality for a budget c...
Cons: Clipped highlights and occasional exposure problems in bright, contrasty conditions, Occasional clipping of very bright reds and yellows in bright conditions, Zoom is a bit jumpy (not enough steps between 35 and 210mm), No ISO button, Slow flash recycling (and fairly slow shot-to-shot times in ge...
Summary: The Canon Powershot A700 is at the top of the three Powershot “A” digital cameras announced in February of this year. It was announced along with the A530 and A540. The A700 sets itself apart from the A540 by having a 6x optical zoom (the A540 has a 4x optical zoom).
Pros: Excellent image quality, Comfortable to hold, Nice 6x optical zoom lens, Quick operation (except for flash)
Cons: Flash cycle time takes a while(up to 10 sec), LCD could use a higher pixel count, Average battery life
Top of PowerShot family includes Stitch Assist, 16:9 shooting modes
Consumer Electronics Net
16 May 2006
Excerpt: Canon's PowerShot A700 is a 6.0 megapixel digital camera that is part of the company's AA battery based digital cameras. Canon is one of the few camera manufacturers that offer both AA battery powered as well as the more traditional rechargeable Lithium-ion offerings.
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot A700 has everything an entry-level budget camera should have and more. Its two main features - 6x optical zoom and full manual controls - set it apart from competition.
Pros: Fairly telephoto 6x optical zoom, Large 2.5 inch LCD with good visibility, Great battery life, Lots of useful accessories available (such as conversion lenses), Fast, unlimited continuous shooting, Full manual controls, Excellent movie mode, My Colors/photo effect post-processing can be done in p...
Cons: Low LCD resolution and does not rotate, Large movie file sizes and cannot optical zoom or focus when recording, No optical image stabilization, No live histogram, Fairly small grip, Flash recharge time not good, Startup and autofocus needs to be faster, Less megapixels, non-rotating LCD, smaller ...
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A700 ($350) is a low cost camera offering a 6X zoom lens in place of the 3X or 4X lenses usually found on cameras this size. While it's name makes it sound like the top-end camera in Canon's A-series, that's up for debate.
Pros: 6X optical zoom lens offers more zoom power than on other entry-level cameras, Very good photo quality; ISO 200 and 400 settings are usable for small prints, Large 2.5" LCD display is usable in low light (though see issues below), Full manual controls, Snappy performance, AF-assist lamp, good low...
Cons: LCD doesn't flip-out and rotate like on A610/A620; resolution could be better, Some redeye, Can only record about 8 minutes of VGA video due to 1GB file size limit, Plastic tripod mount, No rechargeable batteries bundled; tiny memory card included