Canon Updates Classic Camera

Canon’s renowed PowerShot A70 has made way for the PowerShot A85.

Canon has announced the 4 Megapixel PowerShot A85. This replaces the PowerShot A70, which has the honour of being one of the most popular cameras in Canon’s seventy-year history.


Canon claims that the camera features improved ergonomics and styling. The camera includes a 1.8in LCD, 13 shooting modes, and can take up to 30 seconds of VGA resolution movie clips with audio.


Accessories include wide and tele convertors, a close-up lens and a waterproof case.

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The focus system has been upgraded to a 9-point AiAF, which should deliver consistently sharp results. There’s a 3x optical zoom, which goes up to an 11x with digital assistance.


Prints can be made directly from the camera when connected to a compatible PictBridge of Direct Print photo printer or PC. The bundled software includes ZoomBrowser EX for browsing and printing images and PhotoStich as well as ArcSoft PhotoImpression and VideoImpression.

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Picture Transfer Protocol enables the camera to be attached to any Windows XP and Mac OSX system without needing a driver installation.


The camera will be available in August 2004 for an RRP of £239. For more take a look at www.canon.co.uk.

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