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. The Canon A700 holds an attractive market position and will appeal to a broad group of consumers. The user may expect a digital camera that is easy to operate and does not limit those interested in creative photography.
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. It also incorporates over 20 shooting modes from fully automatic completely manual to fit any photographic situation.
Canon Powershot A700 and A710 Digital Camera Review
27 February 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. The new camera is also compatible with optional wide angle and telephoto lens converters, as well as a close-up lens and a wireless flash unit like its predecessors.
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. Image quality leaves little room for complaint, aside from the highlight clipping in contrasty situations, and the lens seems to be surprisingly good considering its wide 35-210mm range and small size.
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 camera, Very little purple fringing, Compact and lightweight, Big bright screen, Excellent battery life from 2x NiMH batteries, Low noise at ISO 50-200, Good balance of noise r...
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 general), Low screen resolution, No image stabilization means 210mm end of zoom needs bright light, ISO 800 setting of limited use due to high noise levels
Excerpt: 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). The A700 is positioned well for someone looking for excellent image quality and manual controls in a camera that takes AA batteries.
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. The camera features 20 shooting modes, an optical viewfinder, 6X optical zoom lens (35-210mm equivalent, f.28-f4.8), 2.5-inch, 85,000 pixel LCD viewfinder, and new to the A series family of PowerShots, a...
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. The A700 is probably meant to be a camera for beginners who eventually learn and use the controls of the A700, or even those who want a compact camera with manual controls. Okay, the A700 is not tiny but it's compact enough to fit into larger pockets or hang around your neck.
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 playback, Good high ISO performance (some counter-noise post-processing may be required, though), Good photo quality, Overall very affordable
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 sensor, uses fewer AA batteries, etc... This isn't the flagship A-series, is it?