Ixus Z70 - Canon APS 

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New price 259.99 2004/11


2004/08/31    24GBP
2004/10/04    17.25GBP
2004/10/23    49.95USD
2004/10/24    35GBP
2004/10/25    20.99GBP
2004/11/19    18GBP
2004/11/20    40.50EUR (black presentation box)
2004/12/05    31.51GBP
2004/12/06    24.50GBP
2004/12/08    66.01USD
2005/03/11    61USD
2005/09/08    30.55EUR

 3-69mm f4.5-9.9 lens. 2s-1/500s shutter. Autofocus. Landscape mode. Flash with red-eye reduction.

The Ixus Z70 is the bigger brother of the original Ixus IX240. It is 99x65x38mm compared to the 90x60x28mm of the Ixus IX240 and is 208g compared to the 166g original. As well as the 'standard' APS features of drop-in film loading, three picture sizes, and time/date/message printing, it also boasts mid-roll film changing and print quantity encoding (which allows you to choose the number of copies of each individual shot you want). On top of that, its zoom is 23-69mm rather than 24-48mm.
On the Ixus IX240 the power switch is mounted on the front of the camera, just where the middle finger of your right hand naturally rests. On the Z70, it's a slider on the back, just where your left thumb tends to end up.

The viewfinder, although small, is still easy to see through, and framing shots is a job of seconds - although the guidelines were slightly out of kilter with the edges of the viewfinder. Likewise, the camera fits easily into your hands, and all the buttons are placed logically, just where your fingers and thumbs naturally come to rest.

Despite its extra features and increased zoom range the Z70 just doesn't grab your attention like the original Ixus. Although it's only slightly larger, the size increase is just enough to slip it over the line between 'tiny' and 'merely small', partly due to the Z70's more rounded appearance. Likewise, whereas the power button on the Ixus not only opens and extends the lens, but also flips up the flash in a display of motorised sexiness, the slider switch on the Z70 manually pushes the flash out to the side in a far less groovy fashion.

It is a solid well designed APS camera, but lacks the appeal of smaller cameras like the Konica Revio and the original Ixus IX240. Although some might prefer the features for size there are more feature laden models available; notably Fuji's Fotonex 3500IX

The world's smallest 3x zoom AF camera
Canon's new Advanced Photo System compact camera features a 23-69mm 3x zoom lens, with a stylish look similar to that of the original IXUS. Wrapped in a high quality stainless steel design, this ultra compact camera includes drop-in loading, print aspect ratio control C/H/P, mid-roll change and four flash over ride modes

technical specifications
Type IX-240 lens/shutter type, AF, fully automatic camera with built-in zoom lens and magnetic IX functions
Image Size 16.7 x 30.2mm
Lens Canon 23 - 69mm f/4.5-9.9
Focus Control Active/passive/hybrid auto-focus system
Shooting Distance 0.6m to infinity
Shutter Type Combination aperture and program electromagnetic drive shutter
Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
Viewfinder Displays Picture frame
AF frame
Close-up frame
Viewfinder Eyepiece Area Green indicator (ready for shooting/close-range warning)
Orange indicator (camera shake warning/flash charged)
Film Winding Automatic
Film Rewinding Automatic at end of film
Mid-roll rewinding possible
Frame Counter Counts up during winding
Counts down during rewinding
Film Loading Automatic (automatic blank film advance)
Self-timer Electronically controlled 10 second delay timer activated by pressing the shutter button. The red-eye reduction lamp blinks during operation and the frame counter counts down the remaining seconds.
RC-5 Optional Accessory 2sec delay release
Remote control system: uses infrared light activated with the transmitter button
Battery life: Approx. 6000 times
Operating distance range: Within approx. 5m
Metering Range ISO-100 AUTO/Flash ON modes Wide-angle: 1/100 f/45 to 1/500 f/16 (approx.EV11 to EV17)
ISO-100 Telephoto: 1/100 f/9.9 to 1/350 f/19 (approx. EV13.3 to EV17)
ISO-100 Flash OFF/Slow-synchro modes Wide-angle: 2 sec. f/4.5 to 1/500 f/16 (approx. EV3.4 to EV17)
ISO-100 Telephoto: 2 sec. f/9.9 to 1/350 f/19 (approx. EV5.7 to EV17)
Exposure Compensation +1.5 step automatic exposure compensation in backlit conditions if necessary
Film Speed Setting ISO-25 to 10000; Automatically set in 1/3-step increments
Flash Range Flash OFF/Slow-synchro: Wide-angle: 2sec f/4.5 to 1/500 f/16 (approx. EV3.4 to EV17)
With ISO-100 colour print film Wide angle 0.6m to 4.4m
With ISO-100 colour print film Telephoto 0.6m to 2.0m
Built-in Flash Internal flash with automatic operation in low light and backlit conditions
Flash Recycling Time Approx. 7sec
Flash Conditions With flash mode button
Full-auto mode: Automatically fires in low light and backlit conditions
Auto mode with red-eye reduction: Automatically fires in low light and backlit conditions
Flash ON mode: Fires every time
Flash OFF mode: Does not fire
Slow-synchro mode: Fires every time (with red-eye reduction)
Date/Title Function Type: Built-in LCD panel and automatic calendar with quartz digital date/time clock,
programmed with dates until the year 2029 (compensates automatically for long and
short months and leap years)
Data types: Date/Date + Time
Titles (6 languages, 5 formats)
Character type: Depends on the lab's capabilities
Data colour: Depends on the lab's capabilities
Modes Telephoto: 2sec f/9.9 to 1/350 f/19 (approx. EV5.7 to EV17)
Picture Coverage Approx. 90%
Power Source One lithium battery (CR2, 3V)
Shooting Capacity Approx. 8 film cartridges of 25exp (with 50% flash use)
Weight Without battery: 205g

Last Updated on 8th September 2005