This high-performance, easy-to-use camera is portably sized, even with its built-in wide-angle lens and rich range of features. The powerful 7.1 Megapixel CCD is perfectly complemented by Canon's own UA Lens Technology: an ultra-compact glass-molded Aspherical lens that delivers incredibly bright, clear images.
Get More in Every Picture
The PowerShot S70 is a highly versatile camera with a wide-angle zoom lens that reaches all the way from 28mm at the wide end to 100mm at the telephoto end(3.6x optical zoom). You'll capture more image in every shot, and add greater depth to your overall photography.
Advanced Imaging Power - 7.1 Megapixel CCD and UA Lens Technology
The camera's 7.1 megapixel CCD captures a superior level of detail, giving even your largest prints a lifelike vibrancy. Canon's exclusive UA Lens Technology makes the most of the powerful CCD. The glass-molded Aspherical lens has an ultra high refractive index that delivers bright, clear shots while allowing a compactness unusual in a wide angle lens.
Perfect Shots Every Time - 13 Shooting Modes
The PowerShot S70 is extremely flexible, allowing advanced photographers a high level of creative control while at the same time providing numerous presets that make it easy to achieve perfect results in a variety of common shooting situations.
High-Quality Movies - Enhanced VGA Movie Mode
Capture gorgeous VGA-quality movies (640x480) with sound at 10 frames per second. Enjoy on-camera editing and VCR-like playback capability.
Canon Technology Ensures High Quality Images
Exclusive Canon DiG!C Image Processor and iSAPS Technology for Superior Image Quality and Faster Processing Speed
DIG!C Image Processor
Canon's exclusive DIGIC Image Processor revolutionized how you shoot digital by allowing the camera to process images faster and improving the accuracy of the autofocus. DIGIC also reduces the effects on noise in your images.
iSAPS Technology is an entirely new scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
The S70's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the S70 to a Canon Direct Photo Printer or PictBridge supported printer, press the Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images directly to a computer (Windows).
ID Photo & Movie Print
The camera gives you a host of fun and useful print features. Create ID photo prints in 28 sizes or use the Movie Print function to print multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet from a Canon CP Printer.
The Card Photo Printers CP330, CP220, CP-300 and CP-200 support PictBridge, a new print standard. This standard enables any digital camera that supports PictBridge to connect and print to any PictBridge compliant printer
Image Capture Device
Type: 1/1.8 inch type Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels: Approx. 7.4 Million
Effective Pixels: Approx. 7.1 Million
Focal Length: 5.8-20.7mm zoom Lens (35mm film equivalent: 28-100mm)
Optical Zoom: 3.6x
Digital Zoom: 4.1x
Normal AF: 44cm/1.4 ft.-Infinity
Macro AF: 4-44cm/1.6 in.- 1.4 ft. (WIDE)30-44cm/1.0-1.4 ft. (TELE)
Autofocus System: 9-point AiAF (Automatic Focus Point Selection)/1-point AF (Fixed to center)/FlexiZone AF/AE
Optical Viewfinder: Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor: 1.8 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD (with vari-angle function)
LCD Pixels: Approx. 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture:f/2.8-8.0 (W) f/5.3-8.0 (T)
Shutter Speed: 15-1/2000 sec.
Sensitivity: AUTO*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
*Camera automatically sets the optimum speed
Light Metering Method: Evaluative/Center-weighted average/Spot*
*Metering frame with Spot mode can be fixed to the center or linked to the AF point.
Exposure Control Method: Program AE/Aperture or Shutter-priority AE/Aperture-Priority AE/Manual
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Auto Exposure Bracketing: (AEB) is available
White Balance Control: Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash or Underwater), or Custom White Balance (1 position)
Operation Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Syncro
WIDE: 55cm-4.2m/1.8-14 ft.
TELE: 55cm-2.0m/1.8-6.6 ft.
(When ISO is set to AUTO)
Recycling Time: Approx. 10 sec. or less.(battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Shooting Modes: Auto, Creative Zone (P, Av, Tv, M), Image Zone (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie), Custom
Photo Effects: Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White
Self-Timer: Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down.
Wireless Control: Available (playback is available too)
High Speed: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.
Normal Speed: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
Storage Media: CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I or Type II
File Format: Design rule for camera file system (DCF*1)
Print Order Format: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording Format: Exif 2.2 (JPEG) / RAW
JPEG Compression Mode: SuperFine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels:
Still Image: 3,072 x 2,304 (RAW/Large), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small)
Individual 640 x 480 movie clips are limited to 30 seconds maximum per clip; individual 320 x 240 and 160 x 120 movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip.
Playback Modes File: Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2.0x to 10x), Slide Show or MovieMagnified, Auto rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Sound memos (up to 60 sec.) / Auto Play
Still Images: Single Image, All Images
Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie
Computer Interface: Universal Serial Bus (USB) mini-B
Video Out: NTSC or PAL
Audio Out: Monaural
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-2LH or NB-2L)
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
Playback Time: Approx. 280 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*2 with fully charged battery)
Operating Temperature: 32-104 degrees F / 0-40 degrees C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D):
4.49 x 2.22 x 1.53 in./114.0x56.5x38.8mm (Excluding protrusions)
Approx. 8.11 oz. / 230g (Camera body only)
14 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese)