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Canon PowerShot A490 - Test Shots - Exposure Evaluation

By Cliff Smith


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Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera's overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.'


The wide angle end is equivalent to 37mm.


The telephoto end is equivalent to 122mm.


Dynamic range isn't too shabby, but the highlights are still burned out.


Colour rendition is a bit garish.


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April 2, 2010, 2:49 am

Was giving 7/10 it for image quality another April Fool joke?


April 2, 2010, 8:56 pm

Good to read a review that takes into account the price and the target market of the camera. The mark-down on build quality is well-deserved: there is no excuse for making plastic mouldings that do not meet and hold neatly and firmly. Canon have made a minuscule and inappropriate "economy" on that one, even at this price point.


July 9, 2011, 3:14 am

"There are much better cameras available for just £20 more"

What are they?
I have the impression that you have taken this test a mistake and you are not able to evaluate it through. You have made ​​some macro photography? You have compared the series of the same Canon 2000 and 3000? The A490 has superb image quality and superior digital cameras that constantly 4 -5 times as much. I'm sorry, but if you make these comparisons do not mind that it is a camera for 50 euros, you can not judge it. For me it is a 10/10

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