Canon PowerShot A700 - Operation|
According to Joshua Waller: "Using the camera is fairly straightforward, simply switch it on and start taking photos, however, when you want to use some of the more advanced features of the camera it can becomes more complicated, due to some of the hidden functions (such as the sharpness, contrast, and saturation controls in the Custom Colours menu). The Canon way of using the Function menu as the main controls and the Menu button to access setup options can take some time to get used to, especially if you are used to cameras from other brands."
Canon A700 digital camera - Saturation and Aberration
Joshua continues: "I was extremely impressed by the camera's image quality - the camera has good detail and excellent colour (accurate, and well saturated with lots of options to fine tune to your liking). Images have good saturation and contrast, with fairly low noise at the lower ISO settings. The higher ISO setting of ISO800 is probably best avoided. Indoors photos were good, with noise kept fairly low, and red-eye was quite low. I didn't notice purple fringing in any of the photos. The camera was good at focusing indoors thanks to the focus assist lamp. I did not notice any vignetting, barrel or pincushion distortion, and there did not seem to be any corner softness."
Canon A700 compact camera - Photo and Video
"The camera speed is generally very quick, apart from the flash recharge time, which is noticeably slow. The screen size and resolution is good at 2.5" with 115,000 pixels, and the quality appears good. Battery life is good. The video mode is good at 640 x 480 at 30fps with sound. The camera has a lot of built in features that to some may seem like gimmicks, but to other may seem excellent, such as colour swap, lighter and darker skin tone, you can decide whether these are useful features or not," concludes Joshua. You want to learn more about the Canon PowerShot digital camera? Continue to read the Canon A700 review at DigiCamReview!