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Canon A490 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10MP 3.3x CCD Oct 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Average expert reviews
Poor support
Inferior technical features
12 Reviews

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Reviews

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 69% based on ten expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Magnus.de.


Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The Canon A490 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this type and age. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800" and "1600" are also supported by this camera.

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the A490.


Battery

Only 150 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon A490 is a camera that takes 150 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels. The Canon A490 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 115,000 pixels) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon A490 has a fairly average display diagonal (2.5 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Features

Inferior Technical Features

One customer said that it did not have good features. Goodgearguide.com.au said on Good Gear Guide.com.au “It's a simple point-and-shoot without extensive manual features and it runs on AA batteries” in their Canon A490 review.


Support

Poor Support

One owner wrote that it did not have good technical guidance.


Picture Quality

3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Canon A490 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most cameras of a comparable age and type to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 2816 x 2112 and 3648 x 2048. The worst still image resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon A490 has a higher image resolution than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of this age and type have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras of this age and spec ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon A490 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support PictBridge.

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Good Quality Pictures

Four customers said that this digital camera was able to produce good images.


Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A490 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Has a Custom Colour

The Canon A490 has a custom colour. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a custom colour.

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Features Histogram

The Canon A490 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 2 times zoom factor, the Canon A490 has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera. The lowest playback zoom (max) of low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1x, the highest is 24x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9x.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon A490 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A490 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon A490 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon A490 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support video recording.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Expert review site Vr-Zone.com gave it a rating of 7 stars and said “Canon PowerShot A490 BoxOver the years Canon's PowerShot A-series compact cameras have been their choice of tool to capture the budget market” in their review of the Canon A490. Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “While it may be a very basic point-and-shoot compact digital camera, Canon's PowerShot A490 can take clear”.

Average Weight

The Canon A490 has a relatively typical weight (175 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Three customers concluded that it was good quality. Seven years ago expert website Steves-Digicams.com said “The Canon PowerShot A490 is a compact, entry-level model featuring excellent image quality and a descent set of features for anyone on a budget” in their Canon A490 review and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au rated it 8 stars and wrote “The Canon PowerShot A490 is a cheap digital camera that can take high quality images” in their review of this digital camera.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A490 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 3.3 times zoom factor, the Canon A490 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pshota490
Barcodes 00013803120059, 08714574545523, 08714574545547
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