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Quite an old camera by today's standards with new cameras being introduced every month.
It looks dated, it is a sharp rectangular shap which contrasts to the new models now which have soft rounded edges. It still has that 'expensive' look about it though and it, despite being small and fairly light, still has enough weight that makes you feel as though you are holding anything but a cheap and nasty camera.
One of the things I instantly loved about it when I saw it was the fact that it has a viewfinder! 99% of small compact digital cameras dont these days and to find a camera in this category that still has one is like finding hen's teeth! Others may argue that as a result the screen is smaller, but it is still an adequate 2.5" to me those extra 2" dont make that much difference, whereas by comparisson the viewfinder is invaluable on a bright sunny day when even by squinting you cannot see the screen to preview the photo you are trying to take!
One of the other things that I instantly like is the rear of the camera. You look at it, and sigh with relief that you dont have to navagate and decipher several miniscule buttons. The rear has a small slide switch to allow you to alternate between photo, playback and movie mode. You dont have to scroll through a full menu to quickly change between movie and photo. There is the usual circular shaped push buttons with the macro, landcape, flash, timer, and multi-shot functions. These are the main functions you predominatly would want to access regularly, so them being on the push button menu is excellent. There is then your standard Menu button which brings up your settings.
In terms of the actual technical specifications it, is an average 7.1 Megapixels abd average 3x optical zoom.
Overall, even by today's standard it is still a cracking camera that even now surpasses some of the entry level cameras on the market now!
I bought my Canon Ixus back in February after my Kodak died, having only had an 18 month life...
I asked around and the Ixus came out highly recommended! I have to agree! I have been nothing short of thrilled with it. It is small, which I wanted (I take a lot of photos, and don't like to attract attention, particularly if I'm on my own) and it takes great quality pictures!
When I was looking for a few camera, I had a couple of needs that needed to be fulfilled. Firstly, it needed to be able to take good quality low-light shots. Which it does. I wanted to be able to take it to gigs, where flash photography isn't allowed, and this camera copes very well in those conditions.
I also wanted it to be able to take video. Which it does, and it is of a high quality.
The controls are easy and quick to use. I didn't need the instruction book to work it out, it was very easy.
It cost me just under £150 new, from Jessops.
I'd recommend it to everyone!
An elegant and attractive compact camera that is light, easy to carry around and very easy to use. I bought it last year for a wedding and then promptly lost it. After trying various other cameras, I ended up buying another Canon Ixus! It is a stylish camera with a high quality stainless steel casing. There a small number of easy to use settings and a usable viewing screen. The pictures and video recordings are high quality and perfect for most leisure and business uses. As an estate agent, I have occasionally used it in an emergency for preparing property particulars and found the quality good. Images are sharp (evens at the edges of the picture) and colours strong. There is built in red eye correction which seems to work. Shutter lags seem acceptable to me. Downloading pictures is straightforward. The camera is lightweight and fits easily into a shirt or trouser pocket. Generally a very satisfactory product.
I bought this camera about 2 years back. The sleek and slim design drew me to it plus the quality reviews that canon always get. This was the slimmest ixus in the market at the time that I bought it.
First, the camera comes with more accessible function than the previous canon. There are modes such as 'aquarium', 'snow', 'kids and pets' etc to make sure that you have better pictures in more situations. There is also a paranomic function that allows you to stitch the photos together later to form a wide photo. (suitable for those unable to use photoshop).
Second, BAttery life is long. I have situations where I was touring the whole day and needed to snap photos pretty frequently and the camera battery life lasted for about 7 hours. Of course, the size of the photo u take and whether you uses flash will affect it.
Third, you can take photos that can be printed on A1 paper (as long as you pick the right setting). This allows you to take those kind of mtv/poster shots.
My camera has yet to show any defects even after I have dropped it numerous times within this 2 years. I would recommend getting the lowest ixus in the market at the moment if you are just a point and shoot photographer. The lowest ixus is affordable, comes with the functions that you need and you will still be happy with your purchase. Canon pushes out about 2-3 new ixus each year so I dun see the point of getting more functions at that much higher a price.
I love this camera. We had previously purchased a Canon Powershot SD400 and needed a second camera. We tried to purchase the same one, as we had liked it so much, but they had updated it. This camera was the updated version.
Mine looks a bit different from the picture (I have a total silver front, which looks alot nicer) and my flash is built in not sticking out.
The camera is a great size, easy to keep in your bag, so you are never without a decent camera.
The 7.1 mega pixels means the pictures are all good quality.
The canon is one of the first cameras I don't ever have problems with blurred pictures, you just point and click.
I would say it is a camera for all types of people as it is so easy to use.
The camera uses a re-chargeable battery pack - the camera comes with the charger. It also comes with a small SD memory card, but this doesn't fit many pictures on. But the memory cards are easy and cheap to buy at lots of different sizes.
The Canon Ixus 70 is a really compact and light 7.1 Megapixel digital camera, weighing only 125g. It has a 2.5" LCD display, built in flash and built in microphone for the video recording mode. The dimensions are 8.6cm x 1.9cm x 5.4cm.
The camera is incredibly user friendly. It can be used as a "point and click" camera using default and automated settings, and the resulting pictrues will almost always look crisp and clear with vibrant colours. If adjustments need to be made, such as turning flash on or off or manually adjusting ISO, this can be done through a few clicks, and the interface is so intuitive, you will never have to look at the manual.
The camera has a face recognitino function, which is active by default. When you point your camera at a group of people, you will notice on the LCD preview screen that all the faces have been automatically recognized, which is symbolized by boxes appearing around faces on the screen. Basically, this is a way for the camera to tell you that these faces have been recognized and will be in focus on the picture. There is also an automatic red eye reduction function.
The camera supports memoery cards of the types: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card. I personally got myself a 4gb SDHC card, which you can get from £6 and up. This literally allows you to save thousands of pictures on one single card. I've been on several occasions and have not yet had the need to erase my card. For transfering files, a USB cable is included, and a software package, which it is optional to use, although a lot of modern computers come with card readers included.
The battery is a Li-ion rechargeable battery. It's small and detachable, and included with the camera is a charger. The battery takes a couple of hours or so to charge, and I am impressed with how long it lasts! I always bring my charger on vacation, just in case, but if I charge my camera up front, I have never had to charge it while on the move. One downside, though, is that it's hard to tell how much battery life is left until the battery is almost dead.
I paid around £120 for my Canon Ixus 70 about half a year ago, and the price of the camera still seems to hold that value in most shops.
Main selling points of this camera:
-Light, small, compact, portable
-Good battery life
-Point and click and get amazing results!
Edit: The picture associated with this review is incorrect and does not actually show a Canon Ixus 70 camera. To see the real deal, consult Google.
i got this camera as a gift a few years ago[probably 2-3 yrs],and i have not undergone any problem in using it so far,the photograph quality is by far the best and whatever may be the External conditions, it proves itself to be the best in it's kind.The most important feature it has got is the ease of using it.it has got user friendly features and even my small brother uses it with much ease.
This is a smart little APS camera (Advanced Photo System) this basically means that you can take different size photographs. The way it works is you have to change the size by sliding a switch to the desired size such as (P) Panoramic, (C) Classic or (H) H print which is in between. After you do this you can see the new size through the viewfinder. A useful tip is that the clever APS film allows for you to choose at the time of printing what size you would like your prints to be. For example if you have taken many different sized pictures you may want to print them the classic (6x4 inch) size which would be cheaper than panoramic prints. Also if you have taken a picture the classic size you can still print that picture panoramic and get extra details that you would not see if printed classic size. You can see it on your index card (The whole picture) so that you can see the extra image that is available at the other sizes. In general the camera is very easy to operate and fairly small. The build quality is very good and the pictures seem to be of good quality. You should also take into account the quality of film and where you choose your pictures to be developed.
I was given this camera as a gift about two years ago and can honestly say I have never used a better one... In all the time I have had it, it has been so 'idiot proof' that I have been unable (despite valiant attempts!!) to take a 'bad' photo... It is sooo small that it fits neatly into handbags, pockets etc, and yet has an amazing array of features.... I love the fact that the flash takes only a few seconds to load up, so you can take several photos in quick succession... I also love the zoom lens feature that is very easy to manipulate and use... I also like the warning lights that warn you if you are taking the photo wrongly.... Again, before I had this camera, I had quite a few run-ins with cameras, ie, I would spoil rolls of film trying to load them it, and also load used film in and take an entire roll of 'double' photos.. Then when I got the IXUS, this was a thing of the past.....No more fiddling with film- you just drop in right in.And all used film has a clear marking as do the undeveloped rolls..... In fact the only disadvantage I have found is that when I change the format of the photo to 'panoramic' it is easy to forget to change it back, which I have done on a couple occasions....However, this is very obviously my falut and not the camera, but a clearer indication might no go amiss!!
Last Christmas one of my presents was a Cannon compact camera. I think that the camera is excellent and is one of the best presents I have ever had. The camera is packed with hi-tech functions which all of fit in to a small attractive shell. The camera can zoom to 70mm, has a choice of 3 photo sizes, enables you to write messages on the pictures you take and also lets you delete unwanted photos of the film before printing. These facilities just name a few. With the camera you also receive a remote control with lets you take snaps of yourself, I find this function to be very useful! As well as all this the compact camera it one of the most stylish cameras around. It has a silver shell and like all of the other Ixus range looks amazing. Since I've had the camera I've really got into photography and have taken many excellent photos with it. Everywhere I go I take my camera in case I can take that perfect shot.
This compact camera features a 23-69mm 3x zoom lens, with a stylish look similar to that of the original IXUS. Wrapped in a high quality stainless steel design, this ultra compact camera includes drop-in loading, print aspect ratio control C/H/P, mid-roll change and four flash override modes.