Canon PowerShot A490 digital camera
PowerShot A490
at a glance
3648 x 2736
3.3x optical zoom
2.5" lcd viewer
SD[HC][XC], [HC] MMC[+]
2 AA batteries
Canon PowerShot A490 review summary
camera date Feb 10  
pixels / class 10M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  2 reviews
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Canon PowerShot A490 specifications
lens / zoom  37mm - 122mm (3.3x) (dig: 4x)
focus / macro  auto / 1cm
metering mode  evaluative, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto / F3.0  - F5.8
white balance  auto, 5 presets, custom
shutter  auto / 15s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 4 modes, red eye reduction and slow sync. / 0.3m - 3.0m
viewfinder  lcd screen
iso ratings  80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
image size  3648x2736, 2816x2112, 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 640x480 / (16:9) 3648x2048
image format  jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer
video options  avi, w/o sound -  640x480, 320x240 (30fps)
audio options  wav mono
connectivity  USB 2.0 HS; A/V (NTSC/PAL)
storage  SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, [HC] MMCplus
extra features  face detection
PictBridge compliant
Canon PowerShot A490 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
01Apr10 Canon PowerShot A490 review at TrustedReviews
22Feb10 Canon PowerShot A490 review at Steves-digicams
News, guides, hints & tips
13Jan10 Canon PowerShot A490 press summary
Forum discussions Canon Talk Forum  Canon Forum Canon Forum
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Canon PowerShot A490 announcement clippings

Affordable, easy and fun, the PowerShot A490 uses Canon know-how to let everyone take great 10 Megapixel photos. Its compact, lightweight design slips easily into any pocket.
Designed to let everyone take great shots, Smart Auto mode uses Scene Detection Technology to determine the shooting scene from subject brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue. The camera selects the scene type from 13 variables, applying the best settings for optimum output. Smart Auto mode also includes Smart Flash Exposure, which intelligently adjusts flash settings for optimum results.

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