Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot Pro 70 (referred to as the Pro70 from now onwards) is probably one of the second most eagerly awaited new arrivals of early 1999 along with the Sony DSC-D700 which is seen by many as its main rival. However, people in the know like to think that this is the camera for the real photographer, with Canon's excellent photography background and a sound reputation for producing high quality products the PowerShot Pro 70 certainly comes from a good stable.
Pros: Flip-out, tilt and swivel LCD is very useful in all sorts of circumstances, Image quality is superb (possible the FINE JPEG compression could have been a little less), Wide angle zoom shows no barrel distortion effect, Image ratio of 3:2 (same as 35mm film), Ability to take TWO CF Cards (one slot being CF+ type II), Supplied NiMH battery and charger / power supply, Form factor and ergonomics are excellent, the camera feels 'comfortable' to use, Very fast software / me...
Cons: Possibly over-aggressive JPEG compression, Lack of built-in flash (add another US$80 - US$120 for a 220EX or 380EX flash), Only one flash mode, Only one exposure metering mode (no SPOT metering), No manual exposure (no AE lock), No manual focus, Zoom can feel a little slow, Cannot zoom into images in playback mode (important to check focus / shake blur), Difficult to see the 'focus locked' light if using LCD from above, TWAIN driver is a little slow in operation, Colo...
Excerpt: The newsmagazines, though, are going to
be among the last to be pulled over the edge into digital. Nevertheless,
I have had all too many bad experiences: during a weekend trip with the
President, I watched the picture of the week happen in front of me, and
with a sinking heart I realized that the only way my magazine was going
to get it was through the wire services. I must say, that sort of
thing leaves you feeling unprepared, to say the least.
Excerpt: Die Verarbeitungsqualität ist unübertroffen und auch die Bildqualität ist Spitzenklasse. Wir haben Canons Top-Modell mit passendem Zubehör in den vergangenen Wochen ausgiebig erprobt. Unsere Erfahrungen lesen Sie in diesem Praxis-Test.