• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 122.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 504.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot A490
  • Olympus SZ-10
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General
Model Number: A490 SZ-10
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $109.99 $249.99
Street Price: $74.97 $224.48
Date Available: 2010-02-28 2011-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.2 oz (175 g) 7.6 oz (215 g)
Size: 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(94 x 62 x 31 mm)
4.2 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.
(106 x 67 x 38 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 14.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 1.44 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG  
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
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)
4288 x 3216 (13.8 MP, 4:3),
4288 x 2416 (10.4 MP, Other),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG, .MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.9 0.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/30 LP)
320x240 (30)
1280x720 (30/15)
640x480 (30/15)
320x240 (30/15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 (MPEG-4)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Olympus lens; 11 Lenses in 8 Groups, 1/2 Aspherical
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 122mm 28 - 504mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.6 - 21.6mm 5 - 90mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.30x 18.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (W) to f/5.8 (T) f/3.1 (wide) / f/4.4 (tele) - ???
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 2 cm to Infinity
0.8 in to Infinity
10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
1 - 11 cm
0.4 - 4.3 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 5x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection (5-point) CCD Contrast Detection; iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 115,000 dots 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Auto, High Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent 1
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No No
Shutter Priority: No No
Full Manual Exposure: No No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter Panorama, Magic Mode, 3D Mode, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. BEAUTY, 3. LANDSCAPE, 4. NIGHT SCENE. 5. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 6. SPORT, 7. INDOOR, 8. CANDLE, 9. SELF PORTRAIT, 10. SUNSET, 11. FIREWORKS, 12. CUISINE, 13. DOCUMENTS, 14. BEACH & SNOW, 15. PET (CAT), 16. PET (DOG)); Magic Filter (Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye, Drawing, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor)
Self Timer: 2, 10, custom seconds 2, 12, Pet auto-shutter seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 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 Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 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) ISO 1000: Wide: 1.97ft (0.6m) - 23.3ft (7.1m); Tele: 5.25ft (1.6m) - 16.4ft (5.0m)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 (MPEG-4)
Included Memory: No memory included 59.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   built-in memory
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended):   Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output), Mini HDMI Type-D
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.9 0.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 19
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 400 shots (NiMH AA) 220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA Proprietary LI-50B
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables, NiMH rechargeables Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposables 1 x Proprietary LI-50B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM OLYMPUS [ib] and Olympus Viewer 2
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Smart Auto, i-Contrast. Available in two-toned Silver and Black. Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Magic Art Filters for Still and HD movies (includes Pop Art, Pin Hole, Fish-eye, Soft Focus, Drawing, Watercolor, Sparkle and Punk), 720p HD videos, HDMI-CEC, 3D Mode, Eye-Fi card compatible, In-camera Panorama, Beauty mode, AF Tracking, Help Guide, Intelligent Auto, Shadow Adjustment. Available in black or silver.