The surprising PowerShot A610 offers many features you'd expect to find only on higher end models. For example, there's a 5.0 Megapixel CCD that lets you print large, richly detailed prints. Just as importantly, this camera is equipped with a complete range of advanced functions that make shooting relaxed and simple - whether you're a novice or a pro.
Experience the quality
Within its sleek body, the PowerShot A610 has all the top-quality Canon features that make your pictures really stand out. There's the 5.0 Megapixel CCD that reveals even tiny details in crisp, clear color - both on your screen and in your prints. Even tight close-ups are super easy thanks to the longer, retractable 4x Optical Zoom.
This LCD Monitor Does the Twist
The PowerShot A610 has a big 2.0 inch LCD screen with an astonishing 115,000 pixels of resolution. So whether you're setting up your shot or playing it back, everything is bright and clear. The vari-angle design lets you swivel the LCD screen 180? to the front of the camera and display either a mirror image or a non-reversed image so you can shoot from just about any position.
Capture the moment in any situation
The PowerShot A610's cleanly integrated grip gives you a comfortable, steady hold. And you can count on exact focus no matter where your subject is in the frame. Plus, you've also got Special Scene Mode that gives you breathtaking, exhilarating pictures even when shooting conditions are tough.
Canon Technology Maximizes Quality and Performance
The PowerShot A610 is powered by Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor. Designed to improve processing speed and image quality, DIGIC II provides markedly faster camera startup, autofocus and playback, plus it assures that every image is more colorfully vibrant.
Shoot high-quality movies
Now A610 enables you to record QVGA (320 x 240), 60 fps movies up to 1 minute. PowerShot A610 also supports the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed standard, so you'll enjoy the highest possible data transfer speeds when using a USB 2.0 compatible computer. The camera's performance level is high enough to take full advantage of super-high-speed SD memory cards as well.
A variety of accessories to take a better shot
The PowerShot A610 lets you add value and take your photography even further with optional accessories. Wide Converter and Tele Converter lenses prepare you for capturing any shot perfectly while a High-Power Flash doubles your flash range for pro-level illumination.
Note: When using the converter lenses, we recommend using the LCD screen to preview composition and refraining from the use of the built-in flash to avoid harsh shadows in the resulting photos.
The Complete Print Solution
The PowerShot A610's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A610 to a Canon CP, SELPHY or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images directly to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).
Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type: 5.0 Megapixel, 1/1.8 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels: Approx. 5.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels: Approx. 5.0 Megapixels
Focal Length: 7.3 - 29.2mm f/2.8-4.1 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom: 4x
Focusing Range: Normal: 1.5 ft./45cm-infinityMacro: 0.4 in.-1.5 ft./1-45cm (WIDE), 9.8 in. - 1.5 ft./25-45cm (except WIDE)
Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus (continuous/single)
Optical Viewfinder: Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor: 2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels: Approx. 110,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - f/4.1 (T)
Shutter Speed: 15-1/2000 sec.; Slow shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
Sensitivity: AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
* Metering frame with Spot Mode fixed to center or linked to AF frame.
Exposure Control Method: Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual.AE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater), Custom
Built-in Flash: Operation Modes: Auto, On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Synchro
Flash Range: Normal: 1.5-13.8 ft./45cm - 4.2m (W), 1.5-9.8 ft./45cm - 3.0m (T); Macro: 0.8-1.5 ft./25-45cm (when sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time: Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes: Auto; Creative: P, Av, Tv, M, C; Image: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects: Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Self-Timer: Activates shutter after an approx. 2 sec./10 sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control: Not available
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 2.4 fps
Storage Media: SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
Image Compression: Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG); Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression Mode: Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording Pixels: Still Image: 2,592 x 1,944 (Large), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 1), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 (Small)Movie: 640 x 480/320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps), 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Playback Modes File: Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Slow Motion, Editing
Still Image: Single image, All images
Movie: Part of movie, All of movie
Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B PTP)
Video Out: NTSC/PAL
Audio Out: Monaural
Other: Memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP, SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers via camera's USB cable.
AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
Rechargeable AA-size NiMH Battery (x4)
AC Adapter Kit ACK600
Shooting Capacity: Still Image: approx. 350 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 500 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery)
Playback Time: Approx. 960 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 960 min. (AA-size NiMH Battery)
Operating Temperature: 32-104 degrees F/0-40 degrees C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
Dimensions: 4.13" (W) x 2.60" (H) x 1.93" (D) (104.8mm x 66mm x 49.1mm)
Weight: Approx. 8.29 oz./235g (camera body only)
Manufacturer Warranty: One Year