Some Canon PowerShot A490 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was cheap. Expert website Cnet.com wrote six years ago “The Canon PowerShot A490 is a very good choice for anyone on a tight budget who still wants excellent photo quality” in their review and gave the Canon PowerShot A490 a score of 4 stars. Techradar.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on expert website Techradar “The PowerShot A490 is the latest budget compact camera from Canon”.
A few people wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said “Vibrant photos that are very impressive considering its low price”. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com said “The PowerShot A490 is surprisingly capable as Canon's lowest priced point-and-shoot model” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.
One Canon PowerShot A490 reviewer considered that it was a bargain for the price. Six years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said “The Canon PowerShot A490 is a cheap digital camera that can take high quality images” in their review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.