Summary: The Canon PowerShot A460 is a camera of average quality, out of a year and a half proves backward compared to most of the newer models, but can be useful if you want a machine that takes pictures discrete and easily. The sensor is only 5 MP, does not have a stabilizer and all the other advanced features, but at least has a 4x optical zoom, and slightly above average and the viewfinder has disappeared from the compact. Great price.
Pros: Price; optical zoom slightly above average
Cons: Low ISO, resolution is not high, No advanced features; Poor battery life provided
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 Im not going to put a good word for a Canon camera. If youre an expert photographer with enough skill to shoot well enough to pick apart technical image quality, youre not likely to own this camera.
Excerpt: The 5 MegaPixel Canon PowerShot A460 is out to make a point that you don’t need to have an expensive digital camera to take good shots. While a bit bulky, the A460 still looks OK. You can choose from five modes for different types of photo and video shooting and previewing. The custom timer lets you choose the timing and the number of the shots to be taken.
Summary: The new PowerShot A460 digital camera features 5.0-megapixels of resolution with a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2.0-inch LCD screen, up from 4.0 megapixels and a 1.8-inch LCD screen on last year's . This new model also incorporates Canon's renowned DIGIC II image processor, which delivers superb image quality, fast performance, and excellent battery life. Additional features include an optical viewfinder and compatibility with MMC, SD and SDHC memory cards.
Conclusion: There is a lot to like about the Powershot A460, but the noise levels and also the shutter lag times when the flash unit is being used are major causes of concern. The strong points include the natural colours and small amount of extra zoom on an entry level digital camera.