The PowerShot A75 camera has several new features including a Special
Scene mode to deliver optimal results in tricky lighting conditions and a Print/Share
button to simplify direct printing and uploading of images to computers using
Windows operating systems.
The PowerShot A75 has 13 shooting modes including the new Special Scene mode.
Within the Special Scene mode are six selectable settings that are pre-set to
optimise the camera's white balance, exposure and other settings for specific
shooting situations . The six pre-set scene modes are Fireworks, Foliage, Beach,
Snow, Underwater and Indoor. Movie clips of up to three minutes (QVGA/QQVGA)
or 30 seconds (VGA) can be recorded, complete with sound and with the option
to cut and edit in-camera.
The 9-point AiAF is capable of focusing the 3x optical zoom quickly, even when
the subject is off-centre, and can be switched to single point (centre) AF.
An auto-assist beam helps to focus in low light conditions and the camera has
a 5cm close up focusing distance. The flash can be synchronised to a slow shutter
speed and includes red-eye reduction. With the monitor turned off, 2.2 shots
per second shooting speed can be maintained for a 12 shot burst at Large/Fine
Latest to include DIGIC processor
The PowerShot A75 features the same dedicated DIGIC processor now used in all
Canon cameras up the EOS 10D Digital SLR and professional series PowerShot Pro1,
taking advantage of the same processing speed and award winning image processing
algorithms. An Intelligent Orientation sensor detects the orientation of the
camera as shots are taken, automatically rotating the image before playback.
Direct Printing made easy
The camera features Canon's new Print/Share button, which lights up when a successful
connection is made between the camera's USB port and a compatible printer or
Windows PC. Pushing the button when lit will initiate a print of the currently
displayed image (based on the default PictBridge or Direct Printer settings
of the printer) or an automatic transfer of images to the PC . The camera will
transfer all images, all images not yet transferred, or all images marked for
transfer, depending on what user settings have been selected in the Camera's
set up options.
Extended direct printing functions
The PowerShot A75 has also been given extended PC-less direct printing functionality.
When connected to a Canon Compact Photo printer, a 'Movie Print' mode divides
the selected movie clip into equal parts and prints up to 63 equally spaced
thumbnail frames onto a single sheet of Postcard Size Paper (100 x 148 mm).
This feature is ideal for analysing a golf swing or tennis serve for example,
or for 'freezing' an action sequence. The camera also has an ID Photo Print
function that prints a number of durable passport photo size images (of selected
height and width) to a single sheet. The camera can be used for direct printing
to any PictBridge compatible printer, regardless of brand.
A range of accessories fpr the PowerShot A75 is available, including wide and
tele-converter lenses, a close up lens and a waterproof case offering underwater
protection up to a depth of 40m and defence against dust, sand and snow. The
camera comes supplied with a 32MB high-speed type CompactFlash (CF) card.
Software and access to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
The software supplied with the PowerShot A75 includes ZoomBrowser EX (Windows)
and ImageBrowser (Mac) for browsing and printing, PhotoStitch, and photo/movie
manipulation software ArcSoft PhotoStudio and VideoImpression. Drivers are included
for Windows 98/2000/Windows Me, while Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) support
allows the camera to connect to any Windows XP and Mac OS X (v10.1/v10.2) operating
systems without the need for driver installation.
Camera ownership entitles the purchaser to 100Mb free storage space on CANON
iMAGE GATEWAY, a password-protected online gallery where albums can be stored
and shared and camera settings (such as shutter sounds and start up image) can