Summary: I bought this Canon camera many months ago for a surprisingly low price. I used to be involved in photography & I had a top-of-the-line Canon camera that was great. I no longer do any photography, but I occasionally need a camera for pictures to e-mail to friends, that sort of thing.
Excellent, Exceptional, Awesome. EXACTLY what wanted.
John T. Kooz "Validate Your Life", Amazon
6 September 2011
Summary: IT IS MARVELOUS it was amazingly $60 on amazon (from another seller) got it used. it's in excellent condition. The interface is familiar from the canon cameras I've owned (3 of them the past 8 years) this is the 4th, the least expensive, but the highest MP, 10!!!
Summary: I gave this camera to my parents as a present and despite their typical aggravation with unfamiliar technology, this camera has been a hit so far and they seem to be learning how to use it well.
Summary: We gave this camera to our 5 year old grandson since we thought the "toy" camera made for his age was too immature for his abilities. We were right to give him this one. He has taken some fantastic pictures and he is able to use it with ease.
Summary: The Canon A490 has been a pleasure to get to use. For a camera under $90.00, the image quality is good and the video quality holds its own as well. The camera's image quality varies. The image quality is much better outdoors than indoors. Outside the camera takes fairly high quality pictures.
Summary: Consumer Reports recommended this camera. I got it for $80. It takes great pictures and is easy to use. CR compared it to a $350 camera and said that this camera's pictures were just as good. This is a great buy for someone who is looking for a simple camera to take clear pictures.
Summary: This camera replaced a ten year old Fuji digital camera and is significantly smaller and lighter. The weight of the camera can give the impression of flimsiness but really the materials appear appropriate for the purpose.