Canon PowerShot A490 specs

By Cliff Smith


Key Features

  • 10-megapixel sensor
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 150-shot battery life
  • up to 640x480 pixel video capture
  • Plastic construction
  • Manufacturer: Canon
  • Review Price: free/subscription
Quick Glance
Camera type Digital Compact
Optical Zoom 4
Megapixels 10
Camera type Digital Compact
Optical Zoom 4
Megapixels 10
Video (max res/format) 640 x 480
LCD Monitor 2.5 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction


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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