Summary: It’s true, there are a couple of weaknesses with this camera but they can be forgiven quickly for a camera at this level, given the good overall image quality, the performance and its sub £100 price. And, when you realise for another £40 you can buy this camera with the Selphy CP520 printer (see its complimentary test via the link above) as a bundle, it looks even better.
Pros: Image quality, Easy to use, Focusing and macro mode, For an extra £40, it’s available as a bundle with the Selphy CP520 printer.
Cons: Confusing four-way controller, Heavy on the power from AA cells, LCD prone to flaring in bright conditions, Limited sensitivity options, LCD blacks out during flash recharge.
Excerpt: Like all Canons, the PictBridge standard enables any digital camera that supports PictBridge to connect and print to any PictBridge compatible printer. This is the first time Iâ€™m not going to put a good word for a Canon camera. If youâ€™re an expert photographer with enough skill to shoot well enough to pick apart technical image quality, youâ€™re not likely to own this camera.
Excerpt: Physical Views The A460 compared to a standard CD disc. The 7-megapixel Powershot A550 and the 5-megapixel Powershot A460. Continue on to Features & Controls PowerShot A460 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 million Image Sensor 1/3.0-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx 5.3 million) Lens 5.4 (W) - 21.6 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 38 - 152 mm) f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T) Digital Zoom Approx.