Canon A490 Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot A490 
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General
Model Number: A490 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $109.99
Street Price: $74.97
Date Available: 2010-02-28
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 6.2 oz (175 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(94 x 62 x 31 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, Other),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.9
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30/30 LP, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 10.30
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 10.00 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 122 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.30x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus:  
Normal Focus Range: 2 cm to Infinity
0.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (W) to f/5.8 (T) 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 115,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter 
Self Timer: 2, 10, custom seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Shutter Sync: 1st curtain, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Smart Flash Exposure 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 30 cm - 3.0 m (W), 30 cm - 2.0 (T) (12 in. - 9.8 ft (W), 12 in. - 6.6 ft. (T) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection:  
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables, NiMH rechargeables 
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposables
Battery Charger Included: No 
CIPA Rating: 400
Notes & Features: Smart Auto, i-Contrast. Available in two-toned Silver and Black. 

 


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