Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera

Used Cat.# RBCPSA490 MFR # 4258B021AA
Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera

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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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  • 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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Camera Type Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Resolution 10.0 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" 10.3 Megapixel CCD
Bit Depth Not Specified By Manufacturer
File Formats JPEG, AVI
File Size 2.5 MB when jpg is closed
Color Spaces sRGB
Image Stabilization None
Crop Factor Not Applicable
Lens 37-122mm (35mm film equiv.)
Zoom 3.3x
Lens Mount Not Applicable
Focus Type TTL Autofocus
Focus Range Normal: 2" (5cm) - infinity
Macro: 0.4" (1cm) - 1.6' (50cm) Wide
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
Shooting Controls
Sensitivity Auto ISO
Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter Speeds 15-1/2000 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.)
Metering Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF (5-point)
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Modes Auto, Program AE (P), AE Lock, Exposure Compensation (±2 stops in 1/3 stop increments), Special Scene
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Mirror Lock-Up Not Applicable
Burst Capability 0.9 fps (approx. 2.5 fps in Low Light)
Self Timer 10 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 Recording No
Remote Control No
Built-in Flash Auto, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Shutter Sync: 1st curtain, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Smart Flash Exposure
Effective Flash Range 1' (0.3m) - 9.8' (3m)
External Flash Connection No
Dedicated Flash System No
Max Sync Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Built-in Memory No
Memory Card Type SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Still Images per GB 367 (Large/Fine)
A/V Recording
Video Recording AVI (Motion JPEG) with Audio
Video Resolution 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Video Clip Length Limited by memory card
Audio Recording WAVE (Monaural)
Viewfinder Type N/A
Viewfinder Coverage N/A
Display 2.5" TFT Color LCD (115,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 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
Operating/Storage Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Weatherproofing No
Durability Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type 2x AA Batteries
Power Adapter CA-PS800 AC Adapter Kit (optional)
Dimensions 3.68 x 2.43 x 1.20" (93.5 x 61.7 x 30.6mm)
Weight 6.17 oz (175g) [camera body only]
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 6.5 x 3.5"
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