Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera

BH #RBCPSA490 • MFR #4258B021AA
Key Features
  • 10.0 Megapixel
  • 3.3x Optical Zoom
  • 2.5" LCD Display
  • Face Detection AiAF/ 5 Point
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.

Canon A490 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 210.0 Megapixel Resolution
  • 33.3x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 42.5" LCD Display
  • 5High Sensitivity
  • 6Low Light mode
  • 7Smart Auto Mode
  • 8Face Detection Technology
  • 914 Shooting Modes

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.

Canon A490 Specs

Imaging
Camera TypeCompact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 10.3 Megapixel
Effective: 10 Megapixel
Resolution10.0 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
Exposure Control
Sensor1/2.3" 10.3 Megapixel CCD
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual, Fluorescent H
Bit DepthNot Specified By Manufacturer
Video
File FormatsJPEG, AVI
Flash
File Size2.5 MB when jpg is closed
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, , Flash On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Color SpacessRGB
External Flash ConnectionNone
Image StabilizationNone
Crop FactorNot Applicable
Optics
Lens37-122mm (35mm film equiv.)
Zoom3.3x
Physical
Lens MountNot Applicable
Focus TypeTTL Autofocus
Focus RangeNormal: 2" (5cm) - infinity
Macro: 0.4" (1cm) - 1.6' (50cm) Wide
Accessory Lens/Filter MountNo
Shooting Controls
SensitivityAuto ISO
Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter Speeds15-1/2000 seconds
Shutter speeds available in Long Shutter: 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 (unit: sec.)
MeteringEvaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF (5-point)
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure ModesAuto, Program AE (P), AE Lock, Exposure Compensation (±2 stops in 1/3 stop increments), Special Scene
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Mirror Lock-UpNot Applicable
Burst Capability0.9 fps (approx. 2.5 fps in Low Light)
Self Timer10 Approx. 10-seconds delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
* Shooting start time (0-10 sec (in one-second increments), 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 (in one-second increments)) can be specified.
Interval RecordingNo
Remote ControlNo
Flash
Built-in FlashAuto, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Shutter Sync: 1st curtain, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Smart Flash Exposure
Effective Flash Range1' (0.3m) - 9.8' (3m)
External Flash ConnectionNo
Dedicated Flash SystemNo
Max Sync SpeedNot Specified by Manufacturer
Memory
Built-in MemoryNo
Memory Card TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Still Images per GB367 (Large/Fine)
A/V Recording
Video RecordingAVI (Motion JPEG) with Audio
Video Resolution640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Video Clip LengthLimited by memory card
Audio RecordingWAVE (Monaural)
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder TypeN/A
Viewfinder CoverageN/A
Display2.5" TFT Color LCD (115,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
System & Software Requirements
  • Windows System
    IBM PC/AT compatible with Pentium 500MHz or higher processor
    Windows 7
    Microsoft Windows XP, Vista
    Built-in USB Port

    Macintosh System
    PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 Processor
    Mac OS X (10.1 - 10.4)
    Built-in USB Port
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature32-104°F (0-40°C)
WeatherproofingNo
DurabilityNot Specified by Manufacturer
Power
Battery Type2x AA Batteries
Power AdapterCA-PS800 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
Physical
Dimensions3.68 x 2.43 x 1.20" (93.5 x 61.7 x 30.6mm)
Weight6.17 oz (175g) [camera body only]
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 6.5 x 3.5"
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