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PowerShot is an evolutionary advance model of the popular PowerShot A70.
The large LCD, the newly introduced modes and faster and more
efficient DIGIC processor make this model truly attractive.
To add to the attraction is the fact that this model is about $50
cheaper than its predecessor. Moreover,
this camera has much to offer to a wide range of users from the amateur to
The compact body of this camera is an improvement on the earlier
models. It is an all
plastic silver body that is lightweight. A noticeable drawback is that it is
a little too large for the shirt pocket.
However, it is an easy to fit it into a purse or a coat pocket. The
shutter like lens cover and the retracting lens ensures that the camera
front is smooth and powered off.
Canon A75 has a new DIGIC processor, a larger LCD, a 3.2 megapixel CCD to
deliver high resolution images that can be as large as 8 x 10 inches.
The 5.4-16.2mm lens with a 3x optical zoom has the range of 35-105 mm
of a 35 mm camera! The aperature can be automatically or manually controlled
up to f/8.0. The AiAF(Artificial
Intelligence Auto focus) system inbuilt into the system works in conjunction
with iSAPS(Intelligent Scene Analysis based on Photographic Space)
technology and the enables the user focus on the subject using the 9 point
area covering 60% of the frame’s center.
The nearest point on the subject determines the overall focus area.
The manual focus mode offers a distance scale on the LCD display.
The Assist Light on the front of the camera takes into consideration
the dark shooting conditions and permits deactivation when required.
In addition to the optical zoom, Cannon A75 comes with a digital
zoom. However, like most
‘zooms’ the image quality decreases in proportion to the magnification
set. The real image optical
viewfinder and Large LCD are very handy for composing images.
The display provides the user with detailed information on the
exposure including shutter speed and aperture settings in the manual
A75 has a manual or full auto exposure control with five preset capture
modes and six scene modes. The
exposure modes can be accessed by turning the Mode dial located at the top
of the camera. The Auto,
Creative Zone or Image zone exposure mode can be selected.
In the Auto mode, the camera is in complete control of all aspects
except the flash and Macro modes. In
the creative zone the exposure modes include Program AE(P), Shutter
Speed-Priority AE (Tv), Aperture-Priority AE(Av) and Manual Exposure(M).
While the Manual mode gives the user full control over all exposure
options, the other modes give him partial control. The
camera has a shutter speed of 1/2000 seconds and a white balance setting
that is customized.
Image zone includes Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow
Shutter, Scene(SCN), Stitch Assist and Movie options.
The first three make automatic adjustments to camera options
depending on the shooting conditions. The
Fast shutter mode uses the speed of the shutter to freeze the image in the
frame. The slower shutter speed
is used to blur the moving images in the background.
The New Scene is used to enhance the colors and tones of the
background objects, be it foliage or snow; water or fireworks. The Stitch
mode is used for panorama shooting where multiple overlapping images are to
be captured horizontally, vertically or clockwise.
The images are then stitched together using Canon’s PhotoStitch
software. The Movie mode
captures up to three minutes of moving images and sound at approximately 15
frames per second.
White Balance setting is used to adjust color balance with Auto, Daylight,
Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent and Fluorescent H options are available
for selection. A custom setting
feature helps set color balance manually on the basis of a white or gray
card. The evaluative metering
mode is used to meter the focus area and the spot metering option ensures
that the exposure is based on the center of the subject.
The Flash operates in the Auto, forced, suppressed or slow Synchro
modes with a Red-eye reduction setting on the Record menu.
creative and fun effects menu is what makes this camera a joy to have!
The user can select a vivid or neutral color setting as well as
Sepia, Black and white options. The
Low sharpening option helps soften the image for future manipulations using
other software. The continuous
shooting mode is similar to the Motor drive on a 35 mm camera and is capable
of capturing images in a rapid burst as long as the shutter is held down.
The self timer has a 10 second delay which is a very comfortable time
interval for getting into a shot. The
My Camera menu is the crowning feature which helps users ‘customize’ all
the settings and preferences in one place.
CompactFlash memory card and the 32 MB starter card is a vast improvement
over the 16 MB card that came with the A70.
However, it may be advisable to purchase a card with a larger
capacity right at the outset considering the fact that A75 is a high
resolution camera. The camera
uses AA type Alkaline batteries and the life of these batteries (four in
number) is excellent.
camera comes with a number of accessories such as a battery charger, an
optional AC Adaptor, a USB jack for downloading images on the computer, two
software CDs, one AV out jack with video cables to connect to the TV set.
The camera is PictBridge compatible and has a range of print settings
and playback menu.
A75 is a camera par excellence. It
addresses the needs of a variety of users from the beginner to the hardened shutterbug. The quality of
images is excellent and is amenable to prints as large as 8 x 10”. The compact design and range of exposure controls provides great
opportunities for really creative photography.
This is a must buy for anyone who loves photography.
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