Canon PowerShot A720 IS Specifications

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Part Number: 2092B001 (Reviewed)

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Sensor Resolution
    8.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    8,300,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    8,000,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.5"
  • Optical Zoom
    6 x
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC III
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
  • AE/AF Control
    FlexiZone
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    aquarium, portrait mode, snow, stitch assist, underwater, beach, fireworks, foliage, indoor, kids & pets, landscape, night scene, night snapshot
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Custom Effect, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent, fluorescent light (daylight), tungsten light, underwater
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    35 - 210mm m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Min Focus Range
    21.7 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0.4 in - 21.7 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Lens Construction
    7 groups / 9 elements
  • Features
    aspherical lens, built-in lens shield

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    built-in flash
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow synchro
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Effective Flash Range
    1 ft - 11.5 ft

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    1.3 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Additional Features
    AE lock, camera orientation detection, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, digital tele-converter, direct print, display brightness control, histogram display, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, safety zoom, AF lock, DPOF support, FE lock, PictBridge support, RGB primary color filter, USB 2.0 compatibility, audio recording, auto power save

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - real-image zoom

Display

  • Resolution
    115,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    built-in

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    mono

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Software

  • Software
    Canon ImageBrowser, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.4, MS Windows 2000 SP4 or later, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, SVGA monitor, USB port

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certifications
    Certified for Windows Vista
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, audio / video cable, wrist strap
  • Certified for Windows Vista
    Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Included Memory Card
    16 MB
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    AVI - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
    AVI - 160 x 120 - 15 fps

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    3.8 in
  • Depth
    1.7 in
  • Height
    2.6 in
  • Weight
    7.1 oz

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • Labs information
    All values are expressed in seconds. Please visit our <ref type="link" url="http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603 7-1014358-1.html">labs information page</ref> for information on how digital cameras are tested.
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag dim
    1.2
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    1.4
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    4.3
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    1.4
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    1.8

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

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