Ilse Jurriën : February 22th 2007 - 06:19 CET
Canon Digital IXUS 70
Canon Digital IXUS 70 : Canon updates its Digital IXUS range with the 7.1 Megapixel Digital IXUS 70 (SD 1000 Digital Elph). The Digital IXUS 70 is Canon’s slimmest optical zoom camera yet, featuring a clean, minimalist design inspired by the original IXUS. Measuring only 19.4mm deep, it comes in both black and silver finishes. The Canon IXUS 70 camera also incorporates a clever Red-Eye Correction feature in Playback mode. The Canon Digital IXUS 70 offers superb response times and high-quality image rendering through Canon’s DIGIC III image processor. DIGIC III also powers Face Detection and Noise Reduction Technology, making it easier for users to capture sharp, well-exposed images in clubs, restaurants and other social situations.|
Canon IXUS 70 - Advanced functionality|
“With its advanced functionality and bold design concept, this new Digital IXUS model goes beyond the conventional,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, Europe. “It’s this unfaltering pursuit of new technologies and new aesthetics that set the Canon IXUS range apart from the competition.”
Canon IXUS 70 - Features
• 7.1 Megapixels
• 3x optical zoom 35-105mm (35mm equivalent) with UA lens
• DIGIC III with Face Detection AF/AE/FE and Noise Reduction Technology
• Red-Eye Correction in playback
• 2.5” PureColor LCD
• ISO 1600 and Auto ISO Shift
• 17 Shooting modes plus My Colors photo effects
• 30fps VGA Movies and Time Lapse Movie function
Canon Digital IXUS 70 - Face Detection Technology
Canon’s DIGIC III processor introduces several advancements that reduce the risk of blurred or poorly exposed photographs. Face Detection AF/AE/FE automatically detects up to nine faces within a scene and optimises focus and exposure accordingly. Fast and highly accurate, the system has been enhanced on the IXUS 70 to control flash exposure (FE), and is now capable of detecting faces at greater distances. Face Detection Technology also enables Red-Eye Correction in playback. Users can quickly detect and remove red-eye in captured images directly in-camera, ensuring that people shots look natural and accurate. Noise Reduction Technology produces smooth images at up to ISO 1600, allowing for flash-free photography in dimly-lit areas such as parties and nightclubs. A new Auto ISO Shift function prevents blur by giving users the option to boost the ISO setting – and consequently shutter speed – with a single button press, whenever the camera predicts camera shake.
Canon Digital 70 - PureColor LCD screen
A range of enhancements has been made on the Canon Digital IXUS 70, based on feedback collected from users across the globe. The new Canon camera includes a new high resolution (230k pixels) PureColor LCD screen, which offers users a wide range of visual benefits. Colour tones have been enhanced by up to 30% for vibrant, true-to-life colour reproduction. The screen’s wide viewing angle is complemented by an anti-reflective coating, which makes it easy to compose and review images even in brightly-lit conditions. A scratch-resistant layer provides extra protection against knocks and scrapes.
Canon Digital IXUS 70 - Shutter speed & Aperture
Settings for shutter speed and aperture are now displayed on the LCD during shooting. When using Auto ISO and High ISO Auto, the LCD will also display the ISO speed. These camera settings are now recorded as EXIF data for review in playback. The Print/Share button doubles as a customisable Shortcut button, providing one-touch access to frequently used functions, such as movie recording or white balance settings.
Canon Digital IXUS 70 camera - Shooting modes
A total of 17 shooting modes are provided, including a wide selection of Special Scene modes such as Portrait, Indoor and Night Snapshot. The camera further includes My Colors photo effects for creative experimentation before and after shooting.
Canon IXUS 70 digital camera - Movie function
A new Time Lapse Movie function allows users to capture changing scenes - such as drifting clouds, a blooming flower or a bustling city street - for accelerated playback as smooth VGA-quality movie clips. Captured at one-second or two second intervals, a scene of two hours’ duration can be condensed to a fluid eight minute or four minute movie file. Users can also record standard VGA movies with sound at 30fps and QVGA movies with sound at 60fps.
Other released Canon digital cameras:
• Canon EOS 1D Mark III
• Canon PowerShot TX1
• Canon Digital IXUS 75
• Canon Digital IXUS 70
• Canon PowerShot A570 IS
• Canon PowerShot A560