Canon PowerShot MP Digital Camera with 3.3x Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD A490 10.0

Canon PowerShot A490 10.0 MP Digital Camera with 3.3x Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD

Canon PowerShot A490 10.0 MP Digital Camera with 3.3x Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD Rating:
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Product Description

Canon PowerShot A490 Point & Shoot Digital Camera - 10 Megapixel - 2.50" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD - Silver 4258B001 Digital Cameras

Details

  • 10.0 megapixels and 3.3x optical zoom make picture taking a snap
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 13 predefined shooting situations; Low Light mode enables great shots in dim lighting
  • Large, clear 2.5-inch LCD
  • AA battery power enables you to easily power up on the go
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Canon PowerShot A490 10.0 MP Digital Camera with 3.3x Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 953 user reviews
Canon Canon PowerShot A490 10.0 MP Digital Camera with 3.3x Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD Canon PowerShot A490 Point & Shoot Digital Camera - 10 Megapixel - 2.50" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD - Silver 4258B001 Digital Cameras $99.00 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tMlO2h6vL._SL160_.jpg
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10 Responses to “Canon PowerShot MP Digital Camera with 3.3x Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD A490 10.0”

  1. MaineGeekGirl Says:

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    The Cannon Powershot A490 works well. If you are looking for a simple point and click this is it. The camera even beeps at you to let you know that your shot is in focus. There are additional features which can be used if you wish, such as time delayed, movies and zoom up to 13x.

    The camera fits easily into a shirt pocket. The extra features are indicated by graphics on small buttons that are fairly easy to identify.

    I found the included software a bit cumbersome, but if you take your time you can adapt to it. The camera itself does not have any internal picture capability – so you do need to purchase the card as well as the batteries to make the camera take the pictures. There is no case included. Reading the manual before taking pictures would be helpful.

  2. Nick Holls Says:

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    I ordered this camera as a gift for my mother-in-law. She loves to take pictures but still uses the disposable cameras. This camera here is ideal for someone who has never used

    a digital camera before. My mother-in-law has had no problem adjusting to using this camera, and has stopped buying the disposable cameras. It has been very simple to use. The picture quality exceeds my expectations for the price.

  3. C. Streeter Says:

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    I was able to take good pictures right out of the box. They are clear.

    The camera goes from light to dark conditions very well for great pictures in any light.

    I am very happy with it and would recommend it to anyone who wants a

    small digital camera that is easy to use.

  4. H. Ma Says:

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    The irony in the camera’s world is the cheaper the camera, the better the picture quality. This is true at least in my case. For years I’ve owned the following cameras in the order of their prices:

    Canon A490 ($95) (5 stars)

    Canon Xsi ($612) (5 stars)

    Canon T2i ($849) (4 stars)

    Nikon D70 ($1,000) (4 stars)

    Canon 50D ($1,110) (3 stars)

    Unfortunately, the order of the picture quality is just the opposite—Canon A490 being the best (5-star) and Canon 50D being the worst.

    You can never complain anything about A490. Too bad I can’t post here stunningly beautiful pictures taken with my A490 that I recently purchased from Amazon.

  5. Stephen Dupre Says:

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    I wrote a review on the little brother model A480 – a good camera (if used with ample lighting). If you look at the specs carefully, there is really nothing to distinguish this camera (A490) from the A480 to a novice or beginner.

    I had them both side-by-side and also reviewed their specs side-by-side.

    Pros

    o Truly a fit-in-the-pocket camera

    o AA batteries and good battery life

    o Good pictures in decent lighting

    Cons

    o Build quality not great. *VERY* light and cheap plastic. Cameras from just 2 years ago put this to shame.

    o Somewhat price. Save the $10 and buy the A480 if you like this style. These camera often fluctuate $20 at a time

    o The camera isn’t as well made as prior Canon’s in this price range – though it is up on features.

    o Not so good in low-light conditions

    There is no image stabilization in this camera so low-light photos will be blurry in some cases – be careful of lighting..

    Overall a good beginners camera but be ready to upgrade – especially if you drop it hard.

    There are a lot of minor cons listed here, but you get a lot for a $100 10MP beginners camera like this as long as you don’t shoot in low-light.

  6. Maria Resurreccion Says:

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    I just read the 1 review for this camera and it isn’t really a review. They complained that there was no memory card and then doesn’t even describe the performance of this camera. I just bought this camera and it is so easy to use, it also has great picture quality. When you are not using it then it automatically powers off saving the life of the battery. This is a great deal and I haven’t seen many cameras come with a memory card unless it is being sold in a bundle or an online special. You can’t rate the quality of a product by what accessories it didn’t come with.

  7. just me Says:

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    I thought the quality was ok but it was so slow that I had to take it back. I would take a photo then wait wait wait while the screen says “busy”. aaaaah!

  8. Dan Says:

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    I have to say this before anything else – this is a $100 camera. You get what you pay for.

    The good:

    It’s 10M Pixels

    It’s $100.

    Takes nice pictures (in good light).

    AA batteries.

    Fits in my hand very well.

    The “Auto” mode makes it easy.

    The bad:

    Cheap construction (to the point of damaging Canon’s reputation of quality products in my opinion).

    No image stabilization (but…. it is a $100 camera…)

    **”Charging the flash”… This is an approx 5-10 second delay every time you want to take a picture. It may not sound like that much time, but it gets real annoying real quick.

    Bottom line:

    It takes pictures. It takes nice pictures. They get a little grainy and colors get a little off at low light. But in good light, it makes good picts. But the delay between pictures, mostly from the “Charging the flash” message, is just too much of an annoyance for me. Which is a shame, because this is a decent little camera otherwise. But, it’s annoying enough that I wouldn’t recommend purchasing this camera (unless your patiences exceeds mine).

  9. Philip Hughes Says:

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    Got this for my 73 YO mother and it is awesome. Easy and non complicated to operate. uses 2 AA batteries so nothing to worry about. I recommend this camera for everyone.

  10. jrbd Says:

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    I’ve had this camera for two weeks, and I’m almost completely satisfied.

    Good:

    Easy to use for basic point-and-shoot pictures and zooming

    Quick to turn on

    Picture quality is good

    Not so good:

    Several of our outdoor zoomed pictures had a noticable streak/lens flare if the camera was pointed in the same general direction as the sun.

    As with most digital cameras, the instructions are skimpy and the features are indicated by cryptic little icons.

    The screen seems fragile, although nothing has damaged it yet. Maybe not a problem.

    Overall, not perfect, but quite worth the price.

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