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CANON A700 SAMPLE PHOTOS

I bought the Canon A700 to take on a trip to Disney World with my granddaughters. A recent trip to the Washington National Zoo with my granddaughters quickly let me know I did not want to carry my digital SLR and lenses around "Mickey's Place" for seven days!

I received the Canon A700 camera on 26 April 2006. These are some early test photos. The A700 offers a lot of camera for the cost. The 6X optical zoom range (35mm-210mm) is excellent for this class of camera. The 2 1/2" LCD makes it easy to see menus and evaluate photos. In really bright sunlight, the LCD does tend to "washout", but when that happens, you can use the optical viewfinder. Many cameras in this class no longer offer an optical viewfinder. If you wish, you can go totally manual with this camera, including focusing (this really comes in handy ..... see the "MIRROR IMAGE" photo in the gallery)!

Battery life, using rechargeable 2500mAh Ni-MH batteries, is outstanding (even with heavy use of fill flash). Photos taken at the higher ISOs are better than any non-DSLR I have ever used. ISO 400 on the A700 is MUCH better than ISO 200 on my old Canon S50. A large number of the photos in this gallery were taken at ISO 400. ISO 800 is actually very good, after some tweaking in Noise Ninja.

I do have two complaints. The A700 does not show the ISO used in the EXIF information, when photos are uploaded to the pbase gallery. ISO EXIF is available using the Canon software supplied with the camera, but I generally use PhotoShop Elements for post processing. Also, sometimes the exposure program shown in the EXIF information is incorrect (e.g., shows "shutter priority" when it should show another setting). Not a big problem, but aggravating. Very minor complaints, considering the "WOW!" photos this camera makes.
COLORFUL MUSHROOMS
COLORFUL MUSHROOMS
COLORFUL MUSHROOMS - THE PREVIOUS IMAGE, WITH AN ARTISTIC FLAIR
COLORFUL MUSHROOMS - THE PREVIOUS IMAGE, WITH AN ARTISTIC FLAIR
FLOWERS AT THE MARKET.jpg
FLOWERS AT THE MARKET.jpg
PATRIOTIC WAGON.jpg
PATRIOTIC WAGON.jpg
WATTS BAR BELLE.1.jpg
WATTS BAR BELLE.1.jpg
GRANDMA BAIT.1.jpg
GRANDMA BAIT.1.jpg
PAIR OF DUCKS.jpg
PAIR OF DUCKS.jpg
LAKE SUNSET.jpg
LAKE SUNSET.jpg
LAKE SUNSET.2.jpg
LAKE SUNSET.2.jpg
HYBRID ROSE.jpg
HYBRID ROSE.jpg
LAKE HOUSE.jpg
LAKE HOUSE.jpg
BEE DELLY.jpg
BEE DELLY.jpg
TN SCORPION.jpg
TN SCORPION.jpg
BBQ.1.jpg
BBQ.1.jpg
BBQ.2.jpg
BBQ.2.jpg
STAND-OUT COLOR.jpg
STAND-OUT COLOR.jpg
MIRROR IMAGE.jpg
MIRROR IMAGE.jpg
PINK ROSE.jpg
PINK ROSE.jpg
YELLOW FLOWERS.jpg
YELLOW FLOWERS.jpg
REHEARSAL1.jpg
REHEARSAL1.jpg
REHEARSAL2.jpg
REHEARSAL2.jpg
FLOWER2.jpg
FLOWER2.jpg
WHITE SQUIRREL.jpg
WHITE SQUIRREL.jpg
BIRD FEEDER RAIDER.jpg
BIRD FEEDER RAIDER.jpg
BEST FRIENDS.jpg
BEST FRIENDS.jpg
PEPPERS.jpg
PEPPERS.jpg
NC VEGGIES.jpg
NC VEGGIES.jpg
FARMERS MARKET VENDOR.jpg
FARMERS MARKET VENDOR.jpg
FARMERS MARKET.1.jpg
FARMERS MARKET.1.jpg
FARMERS MARKET.2.jpg
FARMERS MARKET.2.jpg
FARMERS MARKET VENDORS.jpg
FARMERS MARKET VENDORS.jpg
ABANDONED BARN.jpg
ABANDONED BARN.jpg
ISO400 TEST.jpg
ISO400 TEST.jpg
ISO800 TEST.jpg
ISO800 TEST.jpg
BLOOM CLUSTER.jpg
BLOOM CLUSTER.jpg
BUD.jpg
BUD.jpg
PINK  PURPLE.jpg
PINK PURPLE.jpg
MAXIMUM ZOOM 210 mm.jpg
MAXIMUM ZOOM 210 mm.jpg
B  W MACRO TEST.jpg
B W MACRO TEST.jpg
BLACKSMITH.2.jpg
BLACKSMITH.2.jpg
BLACKSMITH.1.jpg
BLACKSMITH.1.jpg
VIOLINS FOR SALE.jpg
VIOLINS FOR SALE.jpg
JOHNSON FARM.1.jpg
JOHNSON FARM.1.jpg
JOHNSON FARM.2.jpg
JOHNSON FARM.2.jpg
JOHNSON FARM.3.jpg
JOHNSON FARM.3.jpg
JOHNSON FARM.4.jpg
JOHNSON FARM.4.jpg
JOHNSON FARM.5.jpg
JOHNSON FARM.5.jpg
JOHNSON FARM COW.jpg
JOHNSON FARM COW.jpg
JOHNSON FARM KITCHEN.jpg
JOHNSON FARM KITCHEN.jpg
JOHNSON FARM BEDROOM.jpg
JOHNSON FARM BEDROOM.jpg
JOHNSON FARM_MAIN HOUSE.jpg
JOHNSON FARM_MAIN HOUSE.jpg
FRIENDS.jpg
FRIENDS.jpg
1951 FORD TRUCK.jpg
1951 FORD TRUCK.jpg
NEEDS WORK.jpg
NEEDS WORK.jpg
ANTIQUE CARS.jpg
ANTIQUE CARS.jpg
OLD TRUNK STICKER.jpg
OLD TRUNK STICKER.jpg
OUR HOUSE2.1.jpg
OUR HOUSE2.1.jpg
BLOOM AFTER RAIN.jpg
BLOOM AFTER RAIN.jpg
ANT ON ROSE.jpg
ANT ON ROSE.jpg
BBC CORNERSTONE.jpg
BBC CORNERSTONE.jpg
BBC LOGO.jpg
BBC LOGO.jpg
BBC REFLECTIONS.jpg
BBC REFLECTIONS.jpg
ROSE BUG.jpg
ROSE BUG.jpg
LIVING ROOM_ISO100.jpg
LIVING ROOM_ISO100.jpg
LIVING ROOM_ISO200_flash.jpg
LIVING ROOM_ISO200_flash.jpg
LIVING ROOM_ISO200_no flash.jpg
LIVING ROOM_ISO200_no flash.jpg
LIVING ROOM_ISO400_no flash.jpg
LIVING ROOM_ISO400_no flash.jpg
LIVING ROOM_ISO800_no flash.jpg
LIVING ROOM_ISO800_no flash.jpg
HELL'S GEEZERS HIKING CLUB
HELL'S GEEZERS HIKING CLUB
HELL'S GEEZERS HIKING CLUB
HELL'S GEEZERS HIKING CLUB
LEARNING TO SWIM
LEARNING TO SWIM
BLACKBERRY PICKING
BLACKBERRY PICKING
STRANGE PLANT
STRANGE PLANT