Canon PowerShot A5 (1998)

The PowerShot A5 was a classic point-and-shoot digital camera and derived from the Ixus 35mm cameras. It could be seen during CeBIT 1998 and it's body was made of a sturdy duralumin shell. The A5 was aimed at first time digital camera users. The Canon developed dedicated IC made the camera write the image data into the memory in only three seconds. Because Canon was the Compact Flash Association's Chairman, the new A5 featured a compact flash card slot. The camera featured a new motorized retracting lens. To make the camera more attractive, Canon included an 8MB card with each camera. Another huge plus was the rechargeable battery and battery adapters that came with the package. The A5 therefore was one of the first digital cameras you could actually carry around all day and shoot away!


  • Brand: Canon
  • Model: PowerShot A5
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $699
  • Imager Type: 0.81MP 1/3" CCD
  • Resolution: 1024x768
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Compact Flash
  • Lens: f=5mm / F2.5
  • Shutter: 1/6s - 1/750s
  • Aperture Range: F2.5
  • LCD screen size: 2" LCD
  • Size: 103 × 37.3 × 68mm
  • Weight: 260 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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