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Canon PowerShot A490 - Test Shots - Detail And Lens Performance

A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality.

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Here's the usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click for the full sized image. The downloadable file is approximately 4.2MB.

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The level of detail is pretty poor compared to other 10MP models.

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The lens produces visible distortion at wide angle.

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Centre sharpness is actually pretty good.

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Corner sharpness isn't too bad either, but there is some chromatic aberration.

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