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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. 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.
Canon PowerShot A490 Highlights Easy to use, powerful A-Series camera has 10.0 megapixels and 3.3x optical zoom
With the PowerShot A490, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 10.0-megapixel camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you'll be proud to display. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot A490 can be enlarged up to 13 x 19 inches.
The PowerShot A490 also has a 3.3x Optical Zoom lens (35mm film equivalent 37-122mm) that let you capture up-close and memorable images. Low Light mode and Smart Flash Exposure technology
With an ISO of 400-3200, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot A490 where no A-Series has gone before--into the shadows! Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic color and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light, so the result will be scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Canon camera.
Smart AUTO will do the work for you by intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camera
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Just set the Canon PowerShot A490 to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 13 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.
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Smart Flash Exposure is a technology that can produce excellent flash exposures across a wide range of conditions, and helps ensure against over- or under-exposed images. The detail and color of your photo remain intact and truer to life even in challenging lighting. Large, clear 2.5-inch LCD
The PowerShot A490's 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light. AA battery power enables you to easily power up on the go
Conveniently, you don't need to worry about running out or recharging of batteries. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally.
Canon PowerShot A490 Digital CameraSpark 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. Features:* 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 propersettings for the camera based on 13 predefined shooting situations.* Low Light mode enables great shots in dimly lit situations, while Smart FlashExposure 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! Specifications: Type of Camera: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.3x Optical/Approx. 4x Digital/Approx. 13x Combined ZoomImage Capture Device Type: 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch typeCharge Coupled Device (CCD)Total Pixels: Approx. 10.3 MegapixelsEffective Pixels: Approx. 10.0 MegapixelsFocal Length: 3.3x zoom: 37 (W) - 122 (T) mm (35mm film equiv.)Digital Zoom: Approx. 4xFocusing 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 - 50cm (W), 25 - 50 (T))LCD Monitor: 2.5-inch typeLCD Pixels: Approx. 115,000 dotsLCD 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.Built-in Flash: Auto, Slow