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Canon PowerShot A470 Camera: Review

The Canon PowerShot A470 was presented together with the Canon PowerShot A580 and Canon Powershot A590 Is, but it is certainly the most colorful and cheerful of the three. And available in four colors silver, blue, red and green. As to specific, presents a CCD image sensor by 1/2, 5 inches and with a resolution of 7.1 megapixels. It has 3.4x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom, Motion Detection Technology and Face Detection technology. The sensitivity of the Canon PowerShot A470 achieves ISO 1600 and weighs only 165 grams.

Canon PowerShot A470: Design

The digital camera Canon PowerShot A470 has a modern design, colorful, compact and with a small side handle that makes it easier to grip. As for size, measuring 104.8 mm in width, 55.1 mm in height and 40.7 mm in thickness, while the weight is 155 grams. The display is, finally, a 2.5-inch TFT with a resolution of 115,000 pixels.

Canon PowerShot A470: Features and Capabilities

The Canon PowerShot A470 is a compact digital camera made by the manufacturer earlier this year along with other new models in the serious A. It is a camera easy to use, with reduced size, cost reduced, but still equipped with many functions. Heir to the Canon Powershot A460, it differs mainly for the higher resolution of the sensor and little else.

As regards the technical specifications, the A470 is equipped with an image sensor of CCD type, 1/2, 5 inches in size and with an effective resolution of 7.1 megapixels. It is a resolution not particularly high, thanks to which it is possible to obtain pictures of up to 3072×2304 pixels, also with the possibility to choose between lower resolutions.

As for the optics, the Canon PowerShot A470 is equipped with a Canon lens, consisting of 7 elements in 6 groups, including 1 aspherical element with a focal length of 6.3 to 21.6 mm, equivalent to 38-132 mm on a traditional 35 mm, and an aperture equal to maximum focal length f3.0-F5.8.

The camera also lets you shoot subjects in the distance, thanks to the presence of an optical zoom average of 3.4x, and a digital zoom of about 4x, for a total capacity of just over 16 magnifications. It ‘s also the Safety Zoom offers extra zoom magnification without affecting image quality.

Turning to the functions offered by the Canon PowerShot A470, it should be noted first of all Motion Detection Technology, which eliminates blur by compensating for subject movement and camera shake, allowing for crisp, clear photos every time under any circumstances.

Canon PowerShot A470
Canon PowerShot A470

As for the image processor, this model features the DIGIC III, and certainly not the most advanced, but still able to offer high-speed performance, good color rendition and sharp images even at high ISO speeds, while iSAPS analyzes the shooting scene data to optimize camera settings before shooting.

Among other features the most interesting ta those offered by the Canon PowerShot A470, stand face detection technology, which ensures excellent portraits, as automatically detects faces inside of a frame, and sets the focus, flash and optimal exposure, and correction of the eye that provides a natural look to the eyes and acts directly during shooting.

To help novice users, the camera has 14 shooting modes, including Special Scene modes such as some Sunset, Portrait and Kids & Pets, to get good results in the most common situations. The My Colors function also allows you to apply special color effects such as black and white, to images and movies.

The Canon PowerShot A470, finally, allows you to record VGA movies with sound, with a maximum resolution of 640×480 pixels and up to 30 frames per second. Like all Canon compact, the A470 also has the direct print function, which allows you to connect the camera to a PictBridge printer and press the Share button to print photos directly.

Finally, the camera has a 32MB memory card supplied, therefore we recommend the purchase of other cards such as Secure Digital, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus and HC MMCPlus. As for autonomy, the camera is powered by two alkaline batteries, which provide approximately 150 shots or 360 minutes of playback. Finally, the package also includes the USB cable and the audio / video cables to connect the camera to the computer and the TV.


The Canon PowerShot A470 is a camera affordable and suitable for those who are not expert in photography. Aside from the ergonomic design, has various functions, including image stabilizer, face detection and various scene modes. The display is not very bright, poor memory and uses alkaline batteries.

Where to Buy Canon PowerShot A470

Canon PowerShot A470 7.1 MP Digital Camera with 3.4x Optical Zoom (Red)
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PROS : Correction tbsp red; Ease of Use; Face detection.

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