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Canon PowerShot A490
5.8 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A490

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Overall 8

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
25 August 2010
  • Summary: I’ve taken pictures with lots of Canon digital cameras and one of the most interesting things about all those cameras was not their differences, but their similarities. Canon is the most modular of all the major camera manufacturers and their product development folks have a broad catalog of proven...
  • Pros: Very affordable, Good, basic performance, Consistently good images
  • Cons: Some ergonomics issues, No image stabilization, Minor lens distortion
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Overall 8

Canon PowerShot A490 / A495

Camera Labs
1 April 2010
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot A490 / A495 is a budget compact with a 3.3x zoom lens, 10 Megapixel sensor and 2.5in screen. It retains many of the features of the A480 that it replaces, adding Canon's Intelligent Auto exposure with scene recognition, improved face detection AF and some new scene modes to a...
  • Pros: Simple and elegant design., Superb image quality for the money ., Convenient power source., Some control over settings.
  • Cons: No optical or sensor-shift image stabilization., Slow flash recycling., Relatively small and low resolution screen., Limited zoom range.
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Overall 7

Canon PowerShot A490 review: It won't win any design awards, but it takes great photos considering its price

Good Gear Guide.au
23 August 2010
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot A490 is a cheap digital camera that can take high quality images. It's a simple point-and-shoot without extensive manual features and it runs on AA batteries. We don't like its shutter button, and it didn't handle highlights too well during our tests, but it can nevertheless take...
  • Pros: Good clarity and colours for such an inexpensive camera, good battery life using AAs, improved button layout over the PowerShot A480
  • Cons: Shutter button doesn't have a distinct two-step feel, highlights were overexposed
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Overall 8

Canon PowerShot A490 review

TechRadar UK
2 March 2010
  • Summary: Canon surprises with this sub-£100 compact camera
  • Pros: Good image quality, Well-made, Cheap!
  • Cons: Dull video mode, All-plastic, AA batteries double-edged sword
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Overall 7

Canon PowerShot A490: langsame Digicam mit toller Bildqualität

29 March 2010
  • Summary: Was taugt eine Digicam für 80 Euro? Diese Frage haben wir uns gestellt, als die Canon PowerShot A490 in die Redaktion geflattert kam. Mit dem 10-Megapixel-Sensor und dem 3,3-fachen optischen Zoom scheint sie jedenfalls das Notwendigste mitzubringen.
  • Pros: zuverlässige Automatik-Funktion, günstig, gute Bildqualität
  • Cons: mäßiges Display, kurze Akkulaufzeit, langsam, magere Ausstattung
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