"Worth your money!"on by spawny92
Pros 7.1 mega pixel resolution, black (sophisticated) finish, Strong flash, Sliding lens cover, No shutter lag, Good red eye reduction, high Digital and Optical zoom, no purple fringing on the sides :)
Cons limited movie recording
Summary I'm only posting my personal review regarding the Canon Powershot s70 hoping that i'd be able to help anyone who is seeking to purchase this camera. It's only been a week since I've had this camera yet I haven't found any malfunctions or errors with the systems which is quite unbelievable compared to the old Canon Digital Ixus I rescently replaced. You all may ask why is it so important to have such a high megapixel camera, but, I tell you that it's worth your money since the 5 mega pixel is very common on having purple fringing on the sides just like my Digital Ixus 500. I had that camera for almost a year but was never satifisfied with the performance and its abilities to take sharp picutes. One thing, I really miss most about it was its ultra mini size but yet now, the canon powershot s70 has the classy, sophisticated, black finish look. I loved the black finish of it since the silver (metallic) was too common with all these digital cameras in the market and as you will observe that most high end cameras emboss a remarkable black coat finishing. At first, I was really disappointed since I found out that the Digital Ixus 700 just came out after I had already acquired the S70 so, I decided to go to the shop and have a look at it. I was there for almost 5 hours just browsing at it, checking the picture qualites, stability, zoom and stuff like that. I was very much disappointed with the Digital Ixus after I compared it with the pictures my camera took. Canon has still not fixed the purple fringing the lenses cause when taking pictures in the highest resolution. I mean, what is the point of getting a high end camera if you can't use the best function it holds? The Canon Powershot s70 is well worth your money but I must suggest to all you people that you immidiately purchase for yourself a much higher capacity memory card since the free 32mb mememory can only hold 6-7 pictures of 7.1mega pixel pictures. Hopefully, this review of mine has helped you have better glimpse of the s70.
Pros Great pictures, lots of modes.
Cons Very short battery life.
Summary I like the camera but the battery really sucks. It seems like every time I fire it up the battery low indicator is already flashing. Compared to my old Olympus with four AA NiMH batteries I would say this has maybe one-tenth the battery life. Granted, the 4 AAs are a lot heavier than the little NB-2L LI-ION that comes with the Canon, but it's a tradeoff I'd gladly make. I just ordered an aftermarket battery that is supposed to be 1200 mA-Hr vs. the 570 - 720 mA-Hr (depending on who you believe) of the Canon brand battery. I'll believe it when I see it, but it can't be any worse and the price was less than half the price of the Canon brand. Give me a camera that takes AAs (preferably four of them) any day.
Pros Great picture quality, fits in pocket
Cons Smaller LCD than others
Summary If you want a camera small enough to take everywhere that shoots great pictures of high resolution with the manual capabilities to do what ever you want. This is THE camera for you. I can get almost professional quality pictures of everyday life because I am not hauling around a huge camera, yet I can shoot 15 shots of the same scene in difficult lighting situations and come up with a great picture.
This camera performs like a professional grade product but fits in your pocket.
I was so impressed with this line that I upgraded from my s40 after two years to the s70. it is faster and lighter with 3 ADDITIONAL megabytes
Pros Optional accessory lens, comparably light weight, portable, impressive 7MP
Cons movie's (if you plan to use it as a camcorder), battery (if you are going to take more than 260 shots in a day, though you can carry additional battery)
Summary I have done quite a research on the portable 7MP cameras with optional accessory lens and this S70 stands out. The Canon G6 is equally good but its bulky and weighs more. Even though movie support is not great in S70, we rarely take full-fledged movie in a portable camera. And the battery life of around 260 shots is enough for people like me for a day of outdoor shooting. The image quality is comparable to any good ones in this range. You can try your luck at(it seems it works): http://www.FreeDigitalCameras.com/?r=16561749
Pros I've been sold on Canon's for a few years, having used them at work a lot. S70 is one of only a few point-and-shoot cameras with a wide angle lens. Gotta zoom, but a wide angle is more useful than you would think. Great for group shots and outdoor scen
Cons Boots up quicker than earlier models, but I would like faster performance between shots. The "cons" of read in other reviews make me laugh. Seem to be from user error or ultra picky people who shouldn't even consider a point-and-shoot camera in the first