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Canon Powershot 10.3 Megapixels Compact Digital Camera - A490

Abt Model: A490 | UPC Code: 013803120059
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Canon Powershot 10.3 Megapixels Compact Digital Camera - A490

Spark Your Imagination. With its streamlined silhouette and smoothly-curved edges, the Canon PowerShot A490 has the compact sophistication and relaxed simplicity that make it a natural for beginners and everyone else who craves style and convenience. The 10.0 Megapixel resolution and 3.3x Optical Zoom make it easy to capture the action in dazzling color and brilliant detail. The DIGIC III Image Processor keeps it all looking sharp. A bright, bold 2.5-inch LCD makes shooting and playback a genuine pleasure.


  • Easy to use, powerful A-Series camera has 10.0 Megapixel and 3.3x Optical Zoom makes picture taking a snap!
  • Smart AUTO will do the work for you by intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camera based on 13 predefined shooting situations.
  • Low Light mode enables great shots in dimly lit situations, while Smart Flash Exposure technology enables the user to balance the flash to avoid over or under exposure.
  • Large, clear 2.5-inch LCD makes taking and viewing images a breeze.
  • This AA battery-powered camera enables you to easily power up on the go!


  • Type Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.3x Optical/Approx. 4x Digital/Approx. 13x Combined Zoom
  • Type 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
  • Total Pixels Approx. 10.3 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
  • Focal Length 6.6 (W) - 21.6 (T)mm - 35mm (film equivalent: 37 - 122mm)
  • Digital Zoom Approx. 4x
  • Focusing Range Normal: 2 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 9.8 in. (25 cm) - infinity (T)
    • Macro: 0.4 in - 1.6 ft. (W), 9.8 in. - 1.6 ft. (T) (1 - 50 cm (W), 25 - 50 (T))
  • Autofocus System TTL Autofocus
  • LCD Monitor 2.5-inch type
  • LCD Pixels Approx. 115,000 dots
  • LCD Coverage Approx. 100%
  • Maximum Aperture f/3.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
  • Shutter Speed 1 - 1/2000 sec.15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
    • Shutter speeds differ depending on the shooting mode.
    • Shutter speed available in Long Shutter: 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 (Unit: sec.)
  • Sensitivity Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
  • Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
  • Exposure Control Method Program AE; AE Lock
  • Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
  • White Balance Control Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  • 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
  • Flash Range 12 in. - 9.8 ft (W), 12 in. - 6.6 ft. (T) (30 cm - 3.0 m (W), 30 cm - 2.0 (T))
  • Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)
  • Shooting Modes Auto, P, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter), Movie
  • Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color
  • Self Timer Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2.sec. delay/custom
  • Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.9 shot/sec. approx. 2.5 shots/sec. in Low Light)
  • Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
  • File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
  • JPEG Compression Mode Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG) Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
  • Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 3648 x 2736 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 2272 x 1704 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3648 x 2048 (Widescreen) Movie: Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 (29.97) fps/30 (29.97) fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 (29.97) fps)
  • Playback Modes File Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Resume, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Rotate, Jump, Slide Show, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning Movie: Normal Playback*, Slow Motion**, Pause, First Frame, Last Frame, Next Frame, Previous Frame, Fast Forward, Fast Rewind.
  • Erase Modes Still Image: single image, all images Movie: any movie file one at a time.
  • Computer Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (mini-B jack)
  • Video Out NTSC/PAL
  • Audio Out Monaural
  • Other Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
  • Power Supply 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2) 2. AA NiMH batteries (NB-3AH) (x2) 3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (available accessory)Still Image: approx. 150 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery (NB-3AH)) * Approx. 8 hours. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 10 hours (AA-size NiMH Battery) * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
  • Power Source 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2) 2. AA NiMH batteries (NB-3AH) (x2) 3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (available accessory)
  • Shooting Capacity (BP-511) Still Image: approx. 150 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery (NB-3AH))
  • Playback Time (BP-511/512) Approx. 8 hours. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 10 hours (AA-size NiMH Battery)
  • Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C0 - 35°C/ 32 - 95°F when NB-3AH is used
  • Operating Humidity 10-90%

What's In The Box:

  • PowerShot A490 Body
  • AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC300

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 6 lbs
  • Shipping: 7 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 1.20"
  • Height: 2.43"
  • Width: 3.68"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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Key Features
2.5 " Screen Size/ 4x Digital Zoom/ Easy To USe/ Smart Auto/ Low Light Mode/ Uses 2 AA Batteries/ Silver Finish
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels10 Megapixels
Records VideoNo
Records HD VideoNo
Height (inches)2.43"
Width (inches)3.68"
Depth (inches)1.2"
Optical Zoom3.3x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length6.6 (W) - 21.6 (T)mm - 35mm
Focus ModesNormal, Macro
Image StabilizationNo
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.5"
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer DelayApprox. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2.sec. delay/custom
Shutter Speed1 - 1/2000 sec.15 - 1/2000 sec.
Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus
Power SourceAA-size Alkaline Battery
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
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