Canon comes up with the upgraded version of its oldest and most celebrated series, the Canon Powershot A490. Read on for its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Canon PowerShot A490

How many times haven’t we heard the old adage “Good things come in small packages?” The digital world and the whole gadget world seems to follow this adage to the T, which is why they come up with smaller and cuter cameras and mobile phones which can easily be slipped into the pocket and forgotten about. Canon itself can boast of a few such cameras that looks tiny enough to carry anywhere, which also belongs to its famous and celebrated PowerShot A series. The Canon Powershot A490 is a budget point and shoot camera that comes with a resolution of 10 mp and 3.3x zoom.

Design and Functioning

The shape of the PowerShot A series’ cameras have evolved in shape since they became accessible to the world. It began as a bulky camera and slowly evolved into a lightweight compact point and shoot camera that can be slipped into the pocket to be taken anywhere. The PowerShot A490 features a slim, lightweight design that makes it easy to take anywhere. A simple, intuitive button layout lets users of all ages start taking pictures right away. This camera is also equipped with Face Detection technologies, which detect multiple faces in a scene and adjusts focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance – for optimal results with natural-looking skin tones. Its Motion Detection Technology ascertains movement in the shooting scene. The optimal ISO level is then automatically set, to minimise blur and maximise image quality. Canon’s patented Smart Auto mode uses Scene Detection Technology to determine the shooting scene from subject brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue. The camera selects the scene type from 13 variables, applying the best settings for optimum output. Smart Auto mode also includes Smart Flash Exposure, which intelligently adjusts flash settings for optimum results. This camera is compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus cards.

Canon PowerShot A490 Price India
Price: Rs. 5,137.00Resolution: 10.00 MP

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Technical Specifications of Canon PowerShot A490
OverviewCamera type Compact Digital Camera
Battery (Type) AA-size Alkaline
Battery Life (Hours) 400
DimensionsWidth (mm) 94
Depth (mm) 31
Height (mm) 62
Weight 175
LensFocal Length(mm) 6.6 (W) - 21.6 (T)mm
f-number 0.4 in - 1.6 ft.
Shutter Speed (seconds) 1/2000
ISO rating Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
Interchangeability NA
Image SensorType CCD
Size(inches) 1/2.3-inch
Total Resolution(MP) 10.30
Effective Resolution(MP) 10.00
Dust Reduction System NA
ViewfinderType LCD
Size 2.5
MemoryInternal Memory 16GB
Card Type SD/SDHC Memory Card
ZoomOptical Zoom 3.3x
Digital Zoom 4x
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Automatic
Aperture Automatic
White Balance Automatic
Focus Automatic
Image Stabilization No
Shooting Modes Auto, P, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter), Movie
Built in Flash Automatic
External flash support Automatic
InterfaceWiFi No
Bluetooth No
Picbridge Yes
Hdmi No
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Self Timer 10.00
Face Detection No
Af Assist Lamp Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram Yes
Colour Options Silver
Warranty (Years) 1
Last Updated on : October 03, 2010

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