Canon Powershot a470 Digital Camera Software Download– The Canon PowerShot A470 is the latest in a long line of entry-level A-series cameras and is currently the least expensive model in Canon’s extensive (and apparently growing) lineup of compact products. Being below range means the A470 loses optical image stabilization (now found in almost all Canon PowerShots), and the 3.4x zoom lens starts at 38mm equivalence which is a bit tedious, but you still get the benefit of the DIGIC III processor, giving you fast face detection. and effective, AiAF multi-point focus, and motion detection (which should avoid blur by increasing ISO when detecting motion in a scene). The A470 is also one of only two PowerShots still on sale with a pixel count of under 8.0 megapixels, although for casual users this shouldn’t make a difference.
- 7.1 Effective Megapixels
- 38-132mm equivalent lens with 3.4x Optical zoom and up to 4x Digital Zoom
- 2.5″ LCD with 115,000 dots resolution
- ISO sensitivity up to 1600
- 5 shooting modes, 11 scene modes
- 32MB internal memory
- DIGIC III Image Processor
- Super macro mode 1cm
- Optional accessories available, including the Selphy Photo Printer
Canon PowerShot A470 Review
The Powershot A470 is probably the most ancient-looking camera in this test. Rather than being molded by current trends and taking full advantage of the continued miniaturization of electronics, the A470 retains a slightly hunched and beefy look (not helped by its all-plastic construction) – although Canon has tried to give it a touch of glamor with a variety of color options. This lackluster look implies a reliable feature set that doesn’t make any sense and, in this case, isn’t misleading.
In terms of pure specs, the A470 doesn’t stand out in any particular respect, but rather offers a reasonable and balanced selection of features to offer a competent option at a reasonable price. The display is one of the lower resolution examples in this test and the sensor is the unit with the joint lowest number of pixels here. However, one obvious drawback in the specs is a lens that, while offering good range, is not capable of zooming out to wide-angle settings, making things awkward in confined spaces.
On the upside, the A470 uses the same menu system that appears on all Canon compact cameras and which does a great job of providing quick access to a selection of well-chosen shooting settings using the Func menu. More basic camera behavior settings are handled in the main menu. It’s a fairly simple concept but has been refined by Canon to a great degree, making the camera a pleasure to use, even when you switch from auto mode.
The A470 runs on AA batteries and unless you only want to use it occasionally, you are advised to invest in some high capacity Ni-MH rechargeable batteries as we found in normal use, the camera goes through normal lye at a fair rate.
Canon PowerShot A470 Main Feature
The A470 is definitely not the slimmest or thinnest camera in our tests and the only one to avoid the ‘card deck’ format. Instead, it’s a squat, lumpy little thing, but one that fits in your hand or pocket just like its taller, slimmer competitor. The A470 isn’t bad at all, it’s just that 1999 is called and wants the camera back.
The A470 sticks with a fairly traditional four-way controller – no dial or center button. The result is a very straightforward control system (though placing the zoom control here is a bit unusual, these days). And on a camera of this level, the direct print button might come in handy for some users.
That 3.4X zoom lens might look pretty tempting in a group with some 3X zoom cameras, but the lens starts at a 38mm equivalent focal length which doesn’t help. The absence of this wide-angle capability is likely to be limiting, especially for indoor photos.
The A470 features a FUNC menu that provides quick access to most of the key features (including white balance, exposure compensation, and ISO). This is a quick and simple way to experiment with the various settings on offer. The screen itself isn’t very sharp or bright (like most in this end market), and can be a little difficult to see in very bright light.
Image quality and performance
The A470 may not have the sleek look of some of the other cameras in this group, but it does offer the solid, reliable performance we’ve come to expect from Canon PowerShots, with few notes to complain about. As with all the cameras here, the image quality doesn’t really matter; judging by the pixel level there are the usual noise and noise reduction issues even at basic ISOs, and the image looks a little soft and a little too sharp. By the time you get to ISO 200, there’s noticeable smudging in low-contrast detail, but overall the A470 produces some of the best results in its bunch, despite being one of the cheapest models.
Moving on from the pixel-level analysis, our overall impression of the A470’s output is largely positive; the colors are natural and attractive, metering and focus are very reliable, and we didn’t experience any white balance problems in natural light (as artificial light usually tends to produce strong color prints). Flash exposure is excellent (although like most AA-powered cameras, flash recycle times are quite long).
The A470 is fast enough for a camera in this class, autofocus is very fast, even in low light and short distances, although it slows down noticeably at the end of a long zoom. The clean and well-designed menu system (common to all Canon compacts) is fast and responsive and the only ‘fly in the sale’ is the flash recycle time, which (depending on the condition of your battery) can be up to ten seconds, making the A470 less than ideal for quick social shots in low light. The face detection system is fast and works well (although we found it – and focus systems in general – to struggle at times in very low light).
Canon PowerShot A470 Battery
The use of the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK800 is recommended to power the camera during long sessions of use. Battery charger kits sold separately allow you to use rechargeable NiMH batteries to power the camera. Make sure the memory card is oriented correctly before inserting it into the camera. This may damage the camera that is inserted incorrectly.
Canon Powershot A470 Memory Card
You can use SD and SDHC memory cards for your Canon Powershot A470 Digital Camera from some of the world’s leading brands including SanDisk and Kingston which allow you to store more data, record more data, and improve the performance of your device leading to increased productivity. Your Canon Powershot A470 Digital Camera is viable with 16GB and 32GB SD and SDHC memory cards.
Canon PowerShot A470 Release Date
Replacing the A460 which was launched in March 2007, the Canon PowerShot A470 is the entry-level model in the PowerShot series. Featuring an upgraded image processor, from the DIGIC II used in the previous model to the DIGIC III, as well as a high-resolution 7.1-megapixel CCD sensor and a 3.4x optical long range focal point, the A470 accomplishes considerably more noteworthy picture quality and usefulness.
Canon PowerShot A470 release in March 2008
Canon PowerShot A470 Price in India
- India: ₹35,149
Proving that you can’t judge a book by its cover, what the PowerShot A470 lacks in its glamour, more than makes up for it by offering very solid point and shooting performance in a variety of shooting conditions. The feature set may be pretty basic but what it does, it works well – helped by Canon’s clean and easy-to-use menu system and excellent FUNC menu. And you get good face detection and AF point zoom features plus a decent handful of manual overrides and a choice of scene modes. Despite its low price tag, the PowerShot A470’s image quality score is one of the best in its group, and if you can live with its somewhat unflattering style and slow flash recycling, it offers great value for money.
Canon Powershot a470 Digital Camera Software Download
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