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Canon Powershot A490 Digital Camera

10 Megapixels10 MegapixelsVGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.VGA Video: 640 x 480 or more but less than 1280 x 720.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringRuns on standard AA batteriesRuns on standard AA batteriesAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Canon Powershot A490 is a Compact Digital Camera with a 1/2.3" sensor. Its 10 Megapixels CCD sensor offers an ISO 80-1600 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 80-1600. With 10 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/2000 to 15s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/2000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability.

Canon Powershot A490

The Canon Powershot A490 features a 5-point Contrast-Detect AF system.

This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. There is no viewfinder on the Canon Powershot A490 and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandCanon ModelPowershot A490
Sensor 10 Megapixels CCD Sensor Size 6 x 5mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 80 - 1600 Shutter-Speed 1/2000 - 15s
Lens37 - 122mm F/3 - 5.8 / 8Mininum Focus1cm (w) / 25cm (t)
ZoomElectronicManual FocusN / A
Filter Diameter Focus System 5-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 115K Pixels 2.5" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesAuto Scene Modes11Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 0.9 FPS, Unlimited JPEG *2.5 FPS in low-light mode @ 3 MP. Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, 1-10 frames @ 0-30s
Command Dials DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash No, 3 - 2m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 640x480 @ 30 FPS 4:3 Sound Input
Video Format M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Standard AA Battery Life 400 *CIPA Standard
Introduced 2010-01-05, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 94 x 62 x 31mm (W x H x D) Weight 175g

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Canon A490 Highlights


Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

10 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 80-1600
3.3X Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-15s
0.9 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesCustom white-balance
640x480 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
2.5" LCD 115K PixelsStandard AA Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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