Thursday, August 14, 2008

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

By Richard Butler

The PowerShot A720 IS is a minor update to the A710 IS and is the latest in Canon's popular 'A-series' of cameras offering a strong feature set and good degree of user control at a competitive price. It isn't the smallest or most powerful camera in the World, (or even in the Canon range), but it does a little bit of everything and gives a good degree of control over what the camera is doing, if you want it. This focus on making small cameras that do their job well has seen Canon dominate this sector of the market for some time so it will be interesting to see if the A720 IS does anything to upset this situation. The specification highlights are:

  • 8.0 Megapixels and 6x zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • DIGIC III processor with Face Detection AF/AE
  • ISO 1600
  • 17 shooting modes including VGA movies (30 fps) with sound
  • Optional accessories available, including Underwater Case