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Canon A490

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Canon A490

$199.95
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Canon A490
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A classic and good spec compact camera
Compact 10MP 3.3x No Jan 2010
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Canon A490 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon A490 number 614 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
18 Reviews
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Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has great user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 74%, based on 18 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very small optical zoom
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14 shooting modes
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Has a built-in flash
6.2cm (2.5 ) LCD
3.3X optical zoom
Quality 10.0 megapixel imaging
Affordable, easy and fun, the powershot a490 uses canon know-how to let everyone take great 10 megapixel photos. its compact, lightweight design slips easily into any pocket
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Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

10
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
23
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
20
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
2
Sports Photography
Mediocre

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Canon A490's sensor megapixels of only 10MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon A490 is 3648 x 2736 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon A490 of only 3.3x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 24% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon A490 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Canon A490 of 0.0005s is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the fastest 52% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon A490 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Canon A490's weight of 175g is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 61% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon A490 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Canon A490 of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 150 Battery Life

The Canon A490 is a camera that takes 150 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon A490's digital zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 35% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon A490 supports custom colours, unlike 94% of cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

Across all the cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The maximum playback zoom of the Canon A490 of only 2x is lower than 94% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Canon A490 of only 115,000 pixels is in the lowest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon A490 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Canon A490 of only 2.5" is smaller than 91% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

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00013803120059, 08714574545523, 08714574545547

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