• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 122.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 8.3 megapixels
  • 13.90mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot A490
  • Olympus Tough TG-Tracker
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General
Model Number: A490 TG-Tracker
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $109.99 $349.99
Street Price: $74.97 $349.00
Date Available: 2010-02-28 2016-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.2 oz (175 g) 6.3 oz (180 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(94 x 62 x 31 mm)
3.7 x 2.2 x 1.4 in.
(93 x 57 x 35 mm)
Waterproof: No Yes
Waterproof Depth: n/a 100.00 feet (30 meters)
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 8.3
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 1.61 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
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)
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 720 (0.9 MP, 16:9),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.9 2.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/30 LP)
320x240 (30)
3840x2160 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 ( 240p/120p/60p/30p)
640x480 ( 240p/120p/60p/30p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV/H.264 with linear PCM stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Olympus Fixed-Focus Lens, 7 lenses in 7 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 122mm 13.9mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.6 - 21.6mm 1.6mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.30x 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (W) to f/5.8 (T) f/2.0
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 2 cm to Infinity
0.8 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes No
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection (5-point) n/a
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes n/a
Manual Focus: No No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / 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 1.5
Rear Display Resolution: 115,000 dots 115,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Auto
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Cloudy, Sunny, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/24000 - 1/2 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE Evaluative
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  
Self Timer: 2, 10, custom seconds  
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
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 LED
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) 60 lumens: 3.5m (10ft) (Flashlight Mode only); 30 lumens: 1m (3ft)
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 microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV/H.264 with linear PCM stereo sound
Included Memory: No memory included 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended):   Micro-B USB, Micro 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 2.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited  
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  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 400 shots (NiMH AA) 480 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   95 minutes
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA Proprietary LI-92B
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables, NiMH rechargeables Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposables 1 x Proprietary LI-92B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS OS X v10.8-v10.11
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Smart Auto, i-Contrast. Available in two-toned Silver and Black. GPS (Glonass QZSS), Electronic Compass, Accelerometer, Thermometer (underwater mode only), Barometer, Manometer, Underwater detector, Waterproof (30m/100ft), Shockproof (2.1m/7ft), Freezeproof (-10C/14F), Crushproof (100kgf/220lbf), Dustproof. Box Contents: TG-Tracker, strap, LI-92B Battery, F-5AC Adapter, CB-USB10 Micro USB Cable, Mount Coupling Adapter (MC-T01), Joint Screw (JS-T01), Standard Lens Protector (LP-T01), Underwater Lens Protector (UP-T01), Steady Grip (SG-T01), Manual, Warranty, Quick Start Guide. Available in black or green.