Canon PowerShot A470

Overall rating 4 stars
4 from 4 reviews
F3 - F5.8
aspherical lens
Optical Zoom
3.40 x
Focal length (35mm equivalent)
38 - 129.20 mm
The number of optical elements
The number of groups optical elements
Face detection
F3 - F5.8
aspherical lens
Optical Zoom:
3.40 x
Focal length (35mm equivalent):
38 - 129.20 mm
The number of optical elements:
The number of groups optical elements:
Face detection:


Overall rating 4 stars
4 reviews
Overall rating stars
September 1, 2008


I think it’s worth to notice that A470 is worse than its predecesor A460 from the optical standpoint. Zoom is actually 3,6x instead of 4x (38-132mm at A470 compared to 32-158mm at A460) while aperture starts at 3 (2.8 at A460).

Overall rating stars
September 25, 2008


We had two A460’s fail ‘just’ outside the warranty period – the processor failed in both cases. Cannon were great and replaced both with A470’s – I much prefer the A460. Not having an optical viewfinder is a step backwards. I’ve just purchased the G7 (fabulous!) and so had arranged to sell my A470 to my sisters, but now they’ve seen the Pentax S10…I’ve no hope. It’ll cost them double but they just don’t want the bulk of the A470. Anyone want to buy a camera?

Overall rating stars
February 12, 2009


I bought this Canon Digital camera for my 16 year old son to take it on his school trips after I checked various reviews on the internet including the His previous Sony camera from lasted barely 8 months and took really mediocre photos. This Canon camera however is amazing! The pictures are very sharp, perfectly exposed and this Canon Camera is totally simple to use.
It seems that the menus are really designed for ordinary people, very easy to understand!. Son appreciated that very much.
The conclusion is that he had 24 hours to learn how to use this digital camera and then spent a week in New York with his class. The photos were great and his total camera experience was excellent. And one more important thing, I didn’t break the bank for the purchase it!

Overall rating stars
February 15, 2010


Also worth noting this PowerShot does not include the stitch assist mode for taking images to stitched into a panorama on your PC or Mac which I consider to be quite handy.

Worth mentioning too the follow ups to this model-the A490/490/495 have a 3.3x lens instead of 3.4x (38-122mm on the follow up models compared to 38-132mm on the A470).

I agree with the use of the center button to zoom in or out to be quite couteractive.

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Aperture F3 - F5.8
Features aspherical lens
Optical Zoom 3.40 x
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 38 - 129.20 mm
The number of optical elements 7
The number of groups optical elements 6
Face detection Yes
The AF illuminator Yes
The minimum shooting distance 0.01 m
Power connector Yes
Battery capacity 150 photos
Number of batteries 2
The format of batteries AA-compatible
Camera type digital
Size 1/2.5"
Crop factor 6.02
Sensitivity 80 - 1600 ISO, Auto ISO
Maximum resolution 3072 x 2304
The type of matrix СCD
The total number of pixels 7.4 million
The number of effective pixels 7.1 million
Excerpt 15 - 1/2000 sec.
Metering center-weighted, common (Evaluative), spot
Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3-step increments
Manual setting of shutter speed and aperture No
Flash built-in, up to 3 m, suppression of effect of red eyes
White balance auto, manual, from the list
Image stabilizer (photography) missing
Shooting modes
Macro Yes
Timer Yes
The timer 2, 10, custom installation c
Speed shooting 1.9 frame./sec
The frame format (photography) 4:3, 16:9
Size and weight
Size 105x55x41 mm
Weight 165 g without batteries; 215 g with batteries
Memory and interfaces
Interfaces USB 2.0, video, audio
Image formats 3 JPEG
Type of memory cards SD, SDHC, MMCPlus, HC MMCPlus
The maximum amount of memory card 32 GB
The amount of memory in the delivery 32 MB
Record video and audio
Video codecs MJPEG
Sound recording Yes
Video recording Yes
Record audio comments Yes
Format video recording AVI
Maximum resolution videos 640x480
The maximum frame rate of the video 30 fps
Viewfinder and LCD screen
LCD screen 115000 points, 2.50 inch
Viewfinder missing
Using the screen as a viewfinder Yes
Other functions and features
Announced 2008-01-24
Equipment strap, USB cable, AV cable, batteries (AA - 2 PCs), memory card 32Mb, CD-ROM with software, manual
Digital Zoom 4x
Additional features tripod mount, the sensor orientation
Additional information the video recording time - up to 4Gb or 1H (L and M), up to 3min (S)
Date of commencement of sales 2008-03-01
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