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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.


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.


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


The lens produces visible distortion at wide angle.


Centre sharpness is actually pretty good.



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


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