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Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera

B&H # CAPSA490 Mfr # 4258B001
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 10.0 Megapixel
  • 3.3x Optical Zoom
  • 2.5" LCD Display
  • Face Detection AiAF/ 5 Point
  • Low Light Mode
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 1600)
  • 2-AA Batteries

The Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera is a sleek and compact camera that is simple to use and well suited to the amateur photographer. With a resolution of 10.0 megapixels and a 3.3x optical zoom, the A490 provides the performance and features that are perfect for photographing family events, keeping up with children at play, or recording scenes and events during a vacation or business trip.

The camera has everything you need to make shooting fast, easy and fun including a large 2.5" LCD. There is a full range of performance features including enhanced Face Detection technology, and a DIGIC III Image Processor to keep every image looking its best. Two AA batteries provide power for taking many photos and videos and are available everywhere. The camera is compatible with SDHC and SDXC storage cards, offering up to 2TB (SDXC only) of convenient and reliable memory that users can take anywhere.

Even when the light is low, with a high 1600 ISO, and Low Light Mode you can still get great photos without using the built-in flash. Other features include Smart Auto Mode with Scene Detection Technology that recognizes up to 13 different scenes and automatically applies the optimum setting. You can also choose from 14 different scene modes. The PowerShot A490 also features high quality construction  and a stylish pocket-size design, making it a perfect travel companion.

10.0 Megapixel Resolution
With 10.0 megapixels of resolution, you'll be able to capture superb detail and color resulting in beautiful prints with excellent sharpness and clarity at print sizes of over 20 x 30".
3.3x Optical Zoom Lens
The 3.3x optical zoom lens is made to Canon's demanding specifications, and is capable of shooting close-ups, group shots or scenery.
2.5" LCD Display
The 2.5" high-resolution LCD screen is crisp, clear, and bright so it is easy to frame your shots under even bright light conditions. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
High Sensitivity
The camera features high ISO sensitivity of up to ISO 1600 to reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, providing you with greater shooting flexibility.
Low Light mode
With an ISO of 500 - 3200, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot A3000 IS where no A-Series has gone before. Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic color and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light.
Smart Auto Mode
Smart Auto Mode has Scene Detection Technology that recognizes up to 13 different scenes and automatically applies the optimum settings required to capture the best picture.
Face Detection Technology
Face Detection Technology makes it easy to take pictures of friends, by tracking faces and providing correct exposure and focus for the best results. Face Select & Track allows one face to be given priority over others in a group if required, while Red-Eye Correction identifies and corrects red eyes, making sure everyone looks their best. The smart FaceSelf-Timer feature allows the photographer to be included in group photos, only taking the shot when an extra face has entered the frame.
14 Shooting Modes
Choose from Auto, Program, Movie, or Special Scene where you can select from settings such as Night, Snow, Indoor, Beach and more to get the best possible image.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 10.3 Megapixel
Effective: 10 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI
Audio: WAV
Max Resolution 3648 x 2736
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization None
Color Spaces sRGB
Optics
Lens EFL: 6.6-21.6 mm (35 mm equivalent: 37-122 mm)
Zoom Optical: 3.3x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Auto: 2" (5.08 cm) - Infinity
Macro: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - 1.6' (48.77 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-1600
Shutter 15 - 1/2000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Auto, Program
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual, Fluorescent H
Burst Rate Up to .9 fps
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
FE Lock
Flash On
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Maximum Effective Flash Range Macro: 1 - 9.8' (0.30 - 2.99 m)
External Flash Connection None
Memory
Built-in Memory None
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
MMC
MMCplus
HC MMCplus
Still Images per GB JPEG: 367 @ Highest Resolution
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Video Clip Length Limited by Memory Card Capacity
Audio Recording With Video
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type None
Screen 2.5" LCD (115,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP, Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.1 or later
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Power
Battery 2x AA Batteries
AC Power Adapter CA-PS800 (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 93.5 x 61.7 x 30.5 mm
Weight 6.17 oz / 175 g (Camera body only)
Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera
  • 2 x AA-size Alkaline Battery
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • Memory Cards

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    Required item: Be sure to have enough storage capacity.

    Delkin Devices -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Pro Class 10
    • You Pay: $9.95
     

    Batteries & Power

    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Canon -  ACK-800 AC Adapter Kit for Select PowerShot Digital Cameras
    • You Pay: $32.95
     

    Bags & Straps

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

    OP/TECH USA -  Zippeez Soft Pouch, Small (Black)
    • You Pay: $13.95
     
    OP/TECH USA -  Soft Photo/Electronics Pouch, Mini (Black)
    • You Pay: $11.95
    Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.
     

    Screen Protectors

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    Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

    GGI -  Digital Camera/Camcorder Screen Protector Kit
    • Reg. Price: $6.95
    • Instant Savings: -$2.00
    • You Pay: $4.95
    • Limited supply at this price
     

    Card Readers

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    Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

    GGI -  All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
    • You Pay: $9.95
     
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