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Canon Powershot A700 Review

Review Summary
Reader Score: 8.06 (out of 10)
Review: "Announced just before PMA in February, the A700 is the new flagship of the ever-growing 'A' series of affordable feature-laden PowerShot models. As well as sporting a 6x (35-210mm equiv) optical zoom and 2.5-inch screen the A700 is the first of many cameras launched this year to use the latest 1/2.5" 6MP CCD, and the first to feature an ISO 800 mode.

Like every A series PowerShot I've ever tried, the A700 offers an awful lot of bang for your buck, and more importantly, is a frill-free but very reliable photographic tool with remarkably reliable focus, exposure and color in a wide variety of shooting situations. If you're looking for a compact camera with full photographic control and like the idea of a bit extra at the long end of the zoom then the A700 is a fairly easy choice (mainly due to the lack of direct competition)."

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Megapixel 9.33  05-02-06 Read Full Review
Review: "The new Powershot A700 now crowns the A-series cameras, Canon's most economical line of Powershot cameras. The A700 is equipped with a 6-megapixel CCD, a 2.5-inch LCD monitor and a 6X optical zoom.

With a 6-megapixel resolution, a 6X optical zoom and a large 2.5-inch monitor, the A700 is a versatile camera. The 6-megapixel image size allows detailed images, and makes it easy to print these out to an 8 x 10 size at nearly 300 dpi. The 6X zoom is not only able to capture clear images of relatively distant subjects, it also makes it possible to zoom in and capture a subject discreetly, without having to push in and disrupt the mood - perfect when photographing children.

The Canon PowerShot A700 offers one of best values for money that can be had today. It offers not only a high resolution, high quality image, but also a sharp 6X zoom, a large LCD monitor and a simple optical viewfinder for those times when either the monitor is hard to see, or power must be conserved."

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DigiCam Review 9.00  12-05-06 Read Full Review
Review: "Announced on the 21st of February 2006, the Canon Powershot A700 is a compact 6 megapixel digital camera with a 6x optical zoom lens and a large 2.5" screen. The 6x optical zoom Canon lens is equivalent to 35 - 210mm on a 35mm camera. The Canon Powershot A700 was / is available from around £209, this makes it good value for money for a compact digital camera with good optical zoom

I've been using the Canon Powershot A700 for nearly 6 months now and taken thousands of photos with it - this camera has consistently produced excellent results and been able to take great photos in every situation, including WWE shows! Image quality is excellent with great colors, and the 6x optical zoom lens is an excellent feature, especially as the camera is not much bigger than a lot of other 3x optical zoom lens cameras..."

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LetsGoDigital 9.00  04-30-06 Read Full Review
Review: "True to the PowerShot tradition, the Canon Powershot A700 has many of the latest advances in Canon technology including the proprietary DIGIC II imaging processor. The processor enhances picture definition, vibrancy, and quality, while helping increase the speed of the cameras’ startup, autofocus, shutter response, playback, and image processing speed while reducing power consumption by 35 percent compared to the original DIGIC chip.

The Canon PowerShot A700 is an excellent digital camera with major potential. A camera that suits a very broad group of consumers, not to mention a perfect first step to a more advanced camera. Its compact size and light weight encourage the user to carry the camera along often. The Canon A700 evolved from a strong concept, and will without question continue the success of the Canon PowerShot A series digital cameras."

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Neo Camera 8.50  04-14-06 Read Full Review
Review: "The Canon Powershot A700 is a full-featured compact camera with a 6 megapixel sensor and an uncommon 6X optical zoom among cameras in its class. Becoming increasingly common among digital cameras, the A700 boasts ISO sensitivities up to 800 at its full 6 megapixel resolution. Other than the longer zoom, its feature set is similar to other Canon A-series cameras with full-manual controls including custom-white balance, manual focusing and image adjustment parameters. Other compact digital cameras offer a similar feature set, but these are the minority.

This camera, while not perfect, turns out to be an excellent one. It is suitable for general photography both as a point-and-shoot and for various creative photography subjects. Image quality and versatility of this camera is surprisingly good. Noise levels are low for a compact camera, however the Fuji Finepix E900 is currently the only compact camera that beats it."

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DCResource 8.33  04-20-06 Read Full Review
Review: "The Canon PowerShot A700 ($350) is a low cost camera offering a 6X zoom lens in place of the 3X or 4X lenses usually found on cameras this size. While it's name makes it sound like the top-end camera in Canon's A-series, that's up for debate. While it does offer more zoom than the other models, it has less resolution and doesn't offer a rotating LCD display like the PowerShot A620.

Photo quality was very good. The A700 took well-exposed photos with accurate color, low purple fringing, and reasonable noise levels. The A700's 6 Megapixel sensor has pretty good ISO performance, allowing you to print 4 x 6's through ISO 400. The ISO 800 isn't terribly useful, though you may be able to squeeze out a smaller print after running the image through something like NeatImage. The one area in which the A700 ran into trouble was with regard to "redeye" in flash photos."

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CNET Reviews 8.00  04-19-06 Read Full Review
Review: "Like its stablemate, the PowerShot A540, the compact Canon PowerShot A700 offers abundant manual controls, respectable image quality, and acceptable ISO 800 performance. Either camera should appeal to enthusiast photographers or serious beginners who want some control over exposure and focus. But the A700's biggest edge is its 6X zoom lens, a nice step up from the A540's 4X glass. Plus, the A700 includes macro focusing down to 0.4 inch, a higher-resolution 2.5-inch LCD, and a rear-sync flash that fires at the end of your exposure to keep car headlights from looking like laser beams."
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Imaging-Resource 7.00  06-01-06 Read Full Review
Review: "The new A700, announced just before Spring PMA 2006, is the first step in yet another expansion of the A-series to a new level. This time the expansion is more than about pixels, but includes a longer lens than any A-series previously, reaching to 6x, or an equivalent of 35 to 210mm, making the PowerShot A700 excellent for all-purpose photography.

ts combination of automatic and manual features make it very approachable for novices, but interesting for experienced users, the net result being a camera that will satisfy a broad range of interests and provide a good path for novice users to expand their photographic horizons as their experience grows."

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