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Canon PowerShot A490

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    6.8 6.8 from 7 reviewers
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    6.7 6.7 from 5 reviewers
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    bennyburi
    6 April 2012

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Canon A490

The Canon A490 is a compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.3x Optical with approximately 4x Digital and 13x Combined Zoom. It captures 10.0 Megapixel images via its 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD) sensor, and has 3.3x zoom: 37 (W) - 122 (T) mm (35mm film equiv.) focal length, up to 2 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 9.8 in. (25 cm) - infinity (T) Macro: 0.4 in - 1.6 ft. (W), 9.8 in. - 1.6 ft. (T) (1 - 50 cm (W), 25 - 50 cm (T)) focusing range. It also supports TTL Autof…

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Canon A490

The Canon A490 is a compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.3x Optical with approximately 4x Digital and 13x Combined Zoom. It captures 10.0 Megapixel images via its 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD) sensor, and has 3.3x zoom: 37 (W) - 122 (T) mm (35mm film equiv.) focal length, up to 2 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 9.8 in. (25 cm) - infinity (T) Macro: 0.4 in - 1.6 ft. (W), 9.8 in. - 1.6 ft. (T) (1 - 50 cm (W), 25 - 50 cm (T)) focusing range. It also supports TTL Autofocus, 2.5-inch type display with 115,000 dots color support, f/3.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T) aperture range, 1 - 1/2000 sec. 15 - 1/2000 sec. shutter speed, up to 1600 ISO sensitivity, White Balance Control, built-in flash with a range of 30 cm - 3.0 m (W)/30 cm - 2.0 (T), Shooting Modes such as Auto, P, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter) and Movie; Photo Effects (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color); a Self-Timer, Continuous Shooting mode, and allows users to store their images/video on SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, and HC MMC Plus Card. The Canon A490 supports JPEG still image and AVI movie file format. The camera also supports Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (mini-B jack) interface, NTSC/PAL video out, monoaural audio out, memory card slot and direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable. The Canon A490 measures 3.68 x 2.43 x 1.20 in./93.5 x 61.7 x 30.6mm and weighs 6.17 oz./175g.

Features

The Canon A490 is a camera that has an image output of 10.0 Megapixels and supports 3.3x Optical Zoom, 4x digital zoom and 13x combined zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer. The camera also features Scene Modes such as Super Vivid for additional bursts of color, and Poster Effect for an artistic look, as well as Shooting Modes such as P Program, AUTO, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, and Movie mode. It also supports Face Detection Self Timer, low light mode, Beach mode, Foliage mode, snow mode, fireworks mode, long shutter mode, and Smart AUTO which intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.

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