Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera - Refurbished

Used Cat.# RBCPSA490 MFR # 4258B021AA

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  • 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
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Canon 4258B021AA overview

  • 1Description

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.
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Canon 4258B021AA specs

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
Lens Effective Focal Length: 6.6 to 21.6mm (35 mm Equivalent: 37 to 122mm)
Zoom Optical: 3.3x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Auto: 2" to Infinity / 5.08 cm to Infinity
Macro: 0.4" to 1.6' / 1.02 cm to 48.77 cm
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80 to 1600
Shutter 15 to 1/2000  
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
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to .9 fps for up to Frames
Self-Timer 10 Sec
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
FE Lock
Flash On
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range Macro:1 to 9.8' / 0.3 to 3.0 m
External Flash Connection None
Built-In Memory None
Memory Card Type SD
HC MMCplus
Still Images per GB JPEG: 367at Max Resolution
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Clip Length Limited by Memory Card Capacity
Audio Recording With Video
Viewfinder Type None
Screen 2.5" LCD (115,000 Pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP, Vista, 7 
Battery 2 x AA Batteries
AC Power Adapter CA-PS800 (Not Included)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 94.0 x 61.0 x 30.5 mm
Weight 6.17 oz / 174.92 g (Camera body only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 6.5 x 3.5"

Canon 4258B021AA reviews

PowerShot A490 Digital Camera is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from PowerShot A490 Digital Camera I used this on vacation for the first time, as a substitute for my normal, larger camera. While it was easy to use, I found not being able to adjust for night shots, portraits, etc., a bit frustrating. Also, wait time to be able to take next shot is unsatisfactory; I could set the interval on my other camera, could only set if I wanted to see the shot on this one. Pictures taken on overcast day were not good; I tried with and without flash and all pretty bland. Will be interested to see how the good pictures blow up. Also, it ate batteries. That said, it was easy to use and light to carry.
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great...Product Bought 3 cameras for Christmas gifts. Needed something they wouldn't destroy right away. This camera is a great camera in this price range. I use the same one at work also and it takes excellent Macro shots up close of small parts etc.
Date published: 2010-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Gift! I got this for a relative who is very creative and loves taking pictures. He keeps sending me emails of his creative artwork! I have not seen him so excited before!
Date published: 2011-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for price. Bought it for my 11 yo and she loves it. It's very user friendly, kids can figure it out very easily, and the pictures are great quality for the needs.
Date published: 2010-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cheap good quality decent point and shoot camera
Date published: 2010-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its OK for beginners. Got it for my wife, and for me when not wanting to carry the DSLR. Its OK, it has good features, but thought it could be a little better. For the price its good, but with a little bit more, you can get a canon with IS, and also better image quality. Its Grainy in low light. In good light takes good pictures. Conclusion Its good for the price. Dont expect more.
Date published: 2010-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Photos & Easy to Use This is a great little camera and takes impressive photos. It's also very easy to use. The only downside is the annoying shutter lag, but I suppose that's to be expected with such an inexpensive camera. Over all I love it!
Date published: 2011-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fine and dandy This camera is used for high school kids who are trying to learn the basics of digital photo. My only worry about this cute little camera is as follows: I wish Canon had reminded us to add the cost of cards to the camera cost. They are pricey, and on a budget it is sad to remember you need to buy a card. But it is nice for simple photos that we plan to toss into photoshop and warp the heck out of. Decent little point and shoot with a good price. Just wish we were reminded about the card.
Date published: 2010-08-15
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