• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 122.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot A490
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30
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Predecessor:   Panasonic TS25
TS25 vs TS30
Successor:    
General
Model Number: A490 TS30
Alternate Model Number(s):   FT30
Camera Format: Compact Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $109.99 $179.99
Street Price: $74.97 $119.96
Date Available: 2010-02-28 2015-04-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.2 oz (175 g) 5.1 oz (144 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(94 x 62 x 31 mm)
4.1 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
(104 x 58 x 20 mm)
Waterproof: No Yes
Waterproof Depth: n/a 26.00 feet (8 meters)
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 16.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 1.33 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
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)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.9 1.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/​30 LP)
320x240 (30)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MP4 with monaural sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens LEICA DC VARIO, 11 elements in 10 groups, 5 Aspherical, 1 ED element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 122mm 25 - 100mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.6 - 21.6mm 4.5 - 18mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.30x 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (W) to f/5.8 (T) f/3.9 or 9.0 (W) / f/5.7 or 13.0 (T); 2-Step
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 2 cm to Infinity
0.8 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection (5-point) Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
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 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 115,000 dots 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   1600
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/1300 - 60 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 Intelligent Multiple
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 Sports, Snow, Beach&Surf, Advanced Underwater, Panorama Shot, SCN (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Starry Sky, Glass Through); Creative Control mode (Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, One Point Color)
Self Timer: 2, 10, custom seconds 2 or 10 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, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced 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) 0.3 - 4.4m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.0m (Tele/ISO Auto)
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 with monaural sound
Included Memory: No memory included 220.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
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 Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended):    
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 1.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 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:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 400 shots (NiMH AA) 250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables, NiMH rechargeables 3.6V, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposables 1 x Proprietary 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 PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 Standard Edition
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Smart Auto, i-Contrast. Available in two-toned Silver and Black. Waterproof to 8m/26ft, shockproof to 1.5m/5ft, freezeproof to -10C/14F, dustproof. Built-in "Torch Light". Available in black, blue or red.