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Canon PowerShot A470 Gray 7.1 MP 3.4X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

  • 1/2.5" CCD 7.1 MP
  • 3.4X Optical Zoom
  • 2.5" 115K LCD
  • 640 x 480
  • Still Image: approx. 150 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) * * LCD screen on. The above

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The PowerShot A470 boasts a 7.1-megapixel image sensor for brilliant photos that stay sharp even when you crop or enlarge, and an impressive set of features so it's easy to make the best of every photo op! You can also use the A470 to shoot AVI movies when you want to capture life in action.

The Face and Motion detection features automatically adjust exposure, white balance, flash, and focus, giving you true skin tones and sharp photos no matter where and who you're shooting. You can even select one face in a crowd as your point of focus, so you always get just the shot you want. With 3.4X optical zoom, you'll be able to get into the action, even from the sidelines!

When you get home, you can print your photos directly from the camera or download them at the touch of a button. The PowerShot A470 camera gives you sharp pictures with brilliant color, even if you're new to digital photography.

  • newegg 7.1 Megapixel Effective The Canon PowerShot A470 features an amazing 7.1 megapixel effective CCD for great looking pictures and impressive prints.
  • newegg 3.4X Optical Zoom The Canon PowerShot A470’s 3.4X optical zoom lens brings far-away objects up close for exceptionally sharp, clear images. A total of 13.6X zoom is available with the camera’s 4X digital zoom capability.
  • newegg DIGIC III Image Processor Canon’s DIGIC III Image Processor helps deliver superior-quality images at great speed and contributes to the camera’s significantly extended battery life. DIGIC III enables Canon's enhanced Face Detection Technology, Motion Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction to give you better, more true-to-life people shots.
  • newegg Stunning 2.5-inch LCD The Canon PowerShot A470 features a stunning 2.5-inch LCD for exceptional picture brightness and clarity whether setting up your shot or playing it back and also boasts Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
  • newegg ISO 1600 The Canon PowerShot A470 features ISO 1600 and High ISO Auto Shift to negate the effects of camera shake and to sharpen subjects in low-light situations for greater shooting flexibility.
  • newegg PictBridge Support The PictBridge technology makes photograph printing easier than ever. Simply connect your Canon PowerShot A470 to any PictBridge-compatible printer, select your image and print settings and press the Print/Share button to start printing.

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot A470


PowerShot A Series
PowerShot A470



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.5" CCD
Gross Pixels
Approx. 7.4 MP
Effective Pixels
7.1 MP
3,072 x 2,304


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length
6.3 - 21.6mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 - 132mm)
f/3.0 - 5.8


Shutter Speed
15 - 1/2000 sec. (Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3 - 15 sec.)
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom


Focus Type
TTL Autofocus
Normal Focus Range
1.5 ft./47cm-infinity
Macro Focus Range
2.0 in.-1.5 ft./5-47cm (W)
9.8 in.-1.5 ft./25-47cm (T)
Super Macro: 0.39-3.9 in./1-10cm


Flash Mode
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; Slow Synchro
Flash Range
12 in. - 9.8 ft./30cm - 3.0m (W)
12 in. - 6.6 ft./30cm - 2.0m (T)
(when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)


Exposure Control
Program AE
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom

Viewfinder & Monitor

2.5" 115K


Continuous Drive
Approx. 1.9 fps (Large/Fine)
Shooting Modes
Auto, Camera M, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Super Macro, Movie

Recording System

File Formats
Storage Media
SD / SDHC / MMC / MMC+ / HC MMC+ Card


Movie Format
Movie Recording
640 x 480 @ 20 fps (available up to 4GB or 60 minutes)
320 x 240 @ 30 fps (available up to 4GB or 60 minutes)
160 x 120 @ 15 fps (up to 3 minutes)
Max. Recording Resolution
640 x 480




Battery Life
Still Image: approx. 150 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery) *

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.13" x 2.17" x 1.60"
Approx. 5.82 oz. / 165g (camera body only)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • James S.
  • 4/1/2009 12:26:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA right out of the box

Pros: Wanted the Powershot A470 for Macro close up ability to replace Powershot A540.

Cons: Camera was DOA right out of the box. LCD showed Blue Screen or Black/Grey with static. Swapped memory, batteries, etc. Still No Joy.
I expected a working camera with Macro capability, what I got was a waste of time and I had to run out and buy a camera locally to replace this item.

Other Thoughts: 1st time buyer and I am not happy with being shipped me a DOA product. I wasted time and had to spend more to replace the camera as I needed it for work.
I will not be back.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2009 2:53:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood value

Pros: Under $100.00 for this camera, and it is a huge improvement over the 8 year old camera it replaced. I don't use it for much other than just random photos, and it is just what i needed.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Stephane R.
  • 2/5/2009 2:29:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgreat cheap compact camera

Pros: Works great and takes very nice pictures. The price is very good for a camera like that. Batteries seem to last a decent amount so it's not bad at all.

Cons: Sometimes it takes several seconds before you can take another pictures but it's not that big of a deal.

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  • Mr. B.
  • 12/26/2008 8:13:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSome fine junk.

Pros: Newegg delivered on time. Everything was there.

Cons: This thing is another fine manufactured piece of crud. I bought this for my wife for Christmas. She was very gental, took a couple of photos, then it displayed the dreaded "lens error please restart the camera". From there out, it would display that message and shut down. This error is all over the net, do a search. I saw only good reviews here, so I thought I better warn people.

Other Thoughts: I will not by another Cannon product. Instead of doing an RMA, I took this one and smashed it with my foot and it felt pretty good.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/18/2008 6:10:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great little camera with good quality pictures and nice features.

Cons: Quits working if you drop it 6 feet onto a hard floor. Don't do that.

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  • Joshua D.
  • 6/26/2008 3:51:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice camera

Pros: Very clear pictures, smooth video motion, minimal wait between taking pictures, macro mode produces clear close-up pictures, transfer media to computer is fast, recognized by XP and can be used with installing any software.

Cons: This camera was not around when I bought my last digital camera 6 years ago.

Other Thoughts: Sure, I have only had it for a day. But what beautiful pictures it takes. And the worst rating for this camera has been 4 eggs so far (for any of the different color models in the product line). How can you go wrong with that? I suggest you read all the good comments for the other models, too. Only difference is the color of the face.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/16/2008 5:02:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat bang for your buck

Pros: It produces good pictures at 7.1 megapixel. All the expected menu options and functionality at this price. Come on, are you going to find a cheaper camera with this quality?

Cons: The included memory card is laughable. I take sixteen pictures and have to offload them to take more.

Other Thoughts: Buy a larger memory card.

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