is a midrange, 3.2 Megapixel camera, based on their PDR-M81 (see
Like that camera, the M71 features a 2.8X Canon zoom lens, movie
mode with sound, manual controls, and more. At $499, it's also very
competitively priced. How well does it work? You'll have to read
the review to find out!
Pros: Very good photo quality, Good amount of manual controls, Great value, Can use external lenses and filters (if you buy the adapter, that is), Very good playback mode
Cons: No TIFF mode, Slow startup times; a bit of shutter lag, Bundle includes alkaline batteries and tiny 8MB SmartMedia card
Summary: The affordable PDR-M71 employs a Canon all-glass 2.8x optical zoom (35-98mm in 35mm) lens with macro, built-in five mode flash system with red-eye reduction; AVI movie/audio recording; SmartMedia storage; a full range of shooting modes and options; USB connectivity; and enhanced signal processing technology for fast, continuous shooting and quick operation. The PDR-M71 is intuitively easy to understand.