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Comparisons / Comparison of Canon PowerShot A540 and Canon PowerShot A700

Comparison of Canon PowerShot A540 and Canon PowerShot A700 [S]ave

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Canon PowerShot A700
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General
ModelCanon PowerShot A700Canon PowerShot A540
BrandCanonCanon
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.usa.canon.com/https://www.usa.canon.com/
Model numberA700A540
Camera formatMid-SizedCompact
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)9590
Width (mm)4343
Height (mm)6764
Weight (g)200180
Waterproof--
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)6.000.00
Sensor format1/2.5 inch1/2.5 inch
Sensor area (mm²)24.7124.71
Sensor width (mm)5.765.76
Sensor height (mm)4.294.29
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)2.052.05
Aspect ratio4:34:3, 3:2
Self-cleaning--
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2272 x 1704(3.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2816 x 1584(4.5 mp 16:9)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2272 x 1704(3.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2816 x 1584(4.5 mp 16:9)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode (fps)1.201.40
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 160x120
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
-
Image Storage
Movie file formatAVI (Motion JPEG)AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Video usable as viewfinder++
Lens and Optics
LensCanon Zoom Lens-
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)35.00 - 210.0035.00 - 140.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)8.002.00
Zoom ratio (x)6.004.00
Aperture range (f)0.12 - 0.360.18 - 0.38
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)5545
Macro focus range (cm)1 - 555 - 45
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 4
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeContrast DetectContrast detect
Auto focus assist light++
Manual focus++
Viewfinder
ViewfinderOptical / LCDOptical / LCD
Viewfinder typeReal-image optical zoomReal-image optical zoom
Focus peaking--
Display
Eye-level viewfinder++
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)2.502.50
Rear display resolution (dots)115,00085,000
Touchscreen--
Articulating screen--
Max playback zoom (x)1010
Exposure
Iso settingsAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800
Auto iso mode--
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • custom
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • fluorescent h
  • tungsten
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • custom
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • fluorescent h
  • tungsten
  • underwater
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 151/2000 - 15
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (frame is fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame)Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot Metering (frame is fixed to the center)
Program auto exposure++
Aperture priority++
Shutter priority++
Full manual exposure++
Creative exposure modesPortrait, Landscape, NightScene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids& Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, ColorSwapPortrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 10
Time lapse (intervalometer)--
High resolution composite--
Flash
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • auto
  • auto w/ red-eye reduction
  • flash off
  • flash on
  • flash on w/ red-eye reduction
  • auto
  • auto w/ red-eye reduction
  • flash off
  • flash on
  • flash on w/ red-eye reduction
Flash range descriptionNormal: 1.8-11.0 ft./55cm-3.5m (W), 1.8-8.2 ft./55cm-2.5m (T) Macro: 1-1.8 ft./30-55cm (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)Normal: 1.5-11 ft./45cm - 3.5m (W), 1.5-7.2 ft./45cm - 2.2m (T); Macro: 1-1.5 ft
Flash exposure compensation+/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps-
Usable memory types
  • s
  • s
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)0-
Connectivity
Built-in wi-fi--
NFC--
Bluetooth--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 2.0 high speed
Pictbridge compliant++
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
  • dc input
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)2.181.61
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.201.40
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)999999
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.530.49
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.680.49
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)0.370.33
Shutter lag (full af, with flash) (s)-1.41
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.070.07
Startup time (s)2.402.30
Play -> record time (s)1.701.70
Flash cycle time, full power (s)11.508.00
Power
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)400360
Battery form factor2 x AA2 x AA
Usable battery types
  • alkaline disposable
  • ni-mh rechargeable
  • alkaline disposable
  • nimh rechargeable
Batteries included2 x AA Alkaline disposable2 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)--
Software
Included software
  • digital camera solution cd-rom
  • digital camera solution cd-rom
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows
  • mac os
  • windows



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