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Canon Powershot A470 7.1MP Digital Camera with 3.4x(Blue)



Canon – Point & Shoot – 7.1 megapixel – 3.4 x
optical zoom – CCD – Standard SD

7-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality
15 x 20-inch prints. 3.4x optical zoom; Face Detection. Large high-resolution
2.5-inch LCD. Motion Detection Technology automatically reduces blur. Captures
images to SD memory cards (not included); powered by AA batteries.

Canon PowerShot A470 Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera

My three-year-old son thinks he’s Ansel Adams, so we need a camera that works
for him as well as for me. The Canon PowerShot A470 fits the bill.

The 7.1-megapixel A470 is very inexpensive ($130), so I don’t have to worry
about the damage a toddler might do to it. And I don’t have to trade image
quality for price; in our lab tests, it performed as well as several far more
expensive cameras.

Still, there are some trade-offs to this bargain model. Its battery life was
only fair in our lab tests, and it lacks image stabilization, which means you’ll
need a steady hand or a tripod to prevent photos from looking blurry.

The A470’s optical zoom tops out at 3.4X, but even working with that limited
range I managed to capture some great playground shots during my testing. The
camera also lacks any manual focus settings, though you do get 14 shooting
modes–plenty to keep a casual photographer entertained.

The 2.5-inch LCD screen on the PowerShot A470 satisfied me and my son; both
of us could clearly see the images we captured. Unfortunately, there’s no
viewfinder, so you have to rely on the LCD screen, which tends to get washed out
in outdoor light. And unlike other cameras in the same price range, this Canon
is too big to fit into an adult’s jeans pocket (to say nothing of a

On a more positive note, the A470’s shutter speed is excellent–we never
missed a shot while waiting for the camera to respond after clicking the

Manufacturer Part Number: A470

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