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Canon A490

A compact camera with average reviews and poor features
Compact 10MP 3.3x No Oct 2010
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon A490 Review

With good reviews,
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10 Reviews
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Missing Some Features
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6 Years Old
Overall Score
30
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 31?

It has average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 69%. Canon cameras have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
It is missing some features:
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom
Only 640 x 480 pixels video resolution
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Canon A490 Video Reviews


Canon A490 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 10 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Good Gear Guide.com.au this camera has an average expert rating of 69 out of 100.

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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the Canon A490 of only 10MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 8% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon A490 has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon A490's optical zoom of only 3.3x is in the smallest 17% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon A490 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. This Canon digital camera also has a maximum video resolution of 640 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon A490 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Canon A490's weight of 175g is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The Canon A490's display resolution of only 115,000 pixels is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon A490 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon A490's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon A490 of 4x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 150 Battery Life

The Canon A490 is a digital camera that takes 150 shots battery life.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Canon A490's display diagonal of only 2.5" is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The Canon A490's playback zoom (max) of only 2x is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon A490 supports custom colours, unlike 94% of cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market since October 2010.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803120059, 08714574545523, 08714574545547

Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon A490

75g lighter
Higher display resolution (numeric)
210 shots battery life (CIPA standard)
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
Higher display resolution (numeric)
Better expert reviews
220 shots battery life (CIPA standard)
62g heavier
Expert reviews are a lot better
Hugely higher display resolution (numeric)
120 more battery life (CIPA standard)
Vastly smaller digital zoom
Considerably better expert reviews
2.8MP higher megapixel
0.5" larger display diagonal
190g heavier

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