Canon Digital IXUS 70

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Digital IXUS 70

Canon Digital IXUS 70

The essence of IXUS

Inspired by the very first IXUS, the slender Digital IXUS 70 is a masterpiece of minimalist design. Equipped with leading Canon technologies, it offers performance to match its breathtaking looks.

  • 7.1 Megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Advanced DIGIC III processor
  • Face Detection AF/AE/FE
  • Red-Eye Correction
  • 2.5" high-resolution PureColor LCD
  • ISO 1600 and Auto ISO Shift
  • 17 shooting modes and My Colors
  • VGA movies and Time Lapse Movie

Refined IXUS style

The Digital IXUS 70 brings contemporary styling to the classic IXUS design concept. Clean lines and sharp edges combine in an ultra slim body to achieve a look of understated, timeless elegance.

7.1 Megapixels

A 7.1 Megapixel CCD sensor captures every scene with razor sharp detail, for photo quality prints up to poster size.

Ultra compact 3x optical zoom

An Ultra-High Refractive Index Aspherical (UA) 3x optical zoom lens delivers crystal-clear performance in an exceptionally compact form.

DIGIC III with iSAPS

Canon's DIGIC III processor provides lightning quick responses, superb image quality and advanced noise reduction for sharper, clearer images. iSAPS technology analyses each scene to optimise key camera settings even before a shot is taken.

Face Detection AF/AE/FE

Face Detection AF/AE/FE ensures superb people shots by automatically detecting the subjects in the frame and selecting the optimum focus, exposure and flash settings for the scene. My Category tags each image based on face detection and shooting mode for easy navigation, printing, deleting and more.

Red-Eye Correction

During playback Face Detection Technology allows you to quickly and accurately correct red-eye.

2.5" LCD

A high resolution (230,000 pixels) PureColor LCD displays richer, vivid colours with sharp definition. An anti-glare, scratch-resistant coating adds extra protection against knocks and scrapes.

Sharp low-light shooting

Shoot clear, bright images in dim conditions with ISO 1600 - ideal for parties and restaurants or where flash photography is not allowed. Use ISO Auto Shift to avoid image blur with the touch of a button whenever camera shake is predicted.

Shooting modes and My Colors

Choose from 17 shooting modes including a range of Special Scene modes, optimised for specific shooting situations. Apply in-camera colour effects to images and movies with My Colors.

Movies

Shoot long¹ VGA movies with sound. Use the Time Lapse Movie function to capture changing scenes - a flower’s bloom, drifting clouds or a bustling city street - for accelerated playback as smooth video clips.

Shortcut button

The customisable Shortcut button provides one-touch access to your favourite shooting options. Assignable functions include exposure compensation, white balance and instant Movie shooting.¹ Depending on memory card speed and capacity.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.5” CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.7.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC III with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.8 – 17.4 mm (35mm equivalent: 35 – 105mm)
Zoom Optical 3x Digital approx 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter approx 1.5x or 1.9x and Safety Zoom¹)². Combined approx 12x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/4.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (2 UA elements)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System / Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed centre)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3cm

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600¹
Speed 15 – 1/1,500 sec
(Shutter speeds of 1 sec. and more available in Long Shutter Mode only)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 2.5” P-Si TFT, approx. 230,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of fifteen levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
External Flash Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater)
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.7 fps¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 3072 x 2304, (M1) 2592 x 1944, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3072 x 1728, (Postcard Date Imprint) 1600 x 1200
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30/15fps, (M)320 x 240, 60/30/15fps, (S)160 x 120, 15fps,
(Time Lapse) 640 x 480, 0.5/1fps (Playback 15fps)
Movie Length Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M, 30/15fps)¹
Up to 3 mins (S)¹
Up to 1 min (M, 60fps)¹
Up to 120 mins (Time Lapse)¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, in playback
My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
My Category Image tagging feature
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian

INTERFACE

Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, MTP, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Card or MultiMediaCard (MMC), 32MB memory card supplied

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC Macintosh Windows 2000 SP4 / XP / XP SP1-2 / Vista
Mac OS X v10.3 - 10.4

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (2000)

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-4L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 210 shots¹
Approx. 240 min. playback
AC Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10

ACCESSORIES

Case Soft Leather Case DCC-60, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC13, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions 85.9 x 53.5 x 19.4mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx. 125g
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
ISO Sensitivity* ¹ Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index. According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras. This does not apply to Digital IXUS WIRELESS.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine with LCD monitor off
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.