Product Type: Canon cameras
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Value for Money Vintage Camera
Canon Ixus 70
Member Name: happybunny22000
Canon Ixus 70
Advantages: Viewfinder, Not complicated
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!
Summary: Lovely Camera even by Today's Standards
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