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Canon PowerShot A490 Point and Shoot Camera Kit Product Info

Canon PowerShot A490 Camera Kit 4258B001 combines simple operation with high quality photo capture for a useful package with excellent value. The PowerShot A490 by Canon has the compact sophistication and relaxed simplicity that make it a natural for beginners and everyone else who craves style and convenience. With 10.0 Megapixel resolution and 3.3x optical zoom, this digital camera makes it easy to capture the action in dazzling color and brilliant detail. The powerful Canon A-Series camera is an easy to use, point & shoot device. The DIGIC III Image Processor keeps it all looking sharp and a bright, bold 2.5-inch LCD makes shooting and playback a genuine pleasure. The combination of performance and usability with Canon cameras makes photography easy and fun.

With the PowerShot A490, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 10 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 Power Shot A490 can be enlarged up to 13" x 19". The Canon Power Shot A 490 has a 3.3x Optical Zoom lens (35mm film equivalent 37 - 122mm) that let you capture up-close and memorable images.

Specifications for Canon Power-Shot A-490 4258-B001:

Type of Camera
Type of Camera: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.3x Optical/Approx. 4x Digital/Approx. 13x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
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
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
Viewfinder & Monitor
Viewfinder: N/A
LCD Monitor: 2.5-inch type
LCD Pixels: Approx. 115,000 dots
LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
Aperture and Shutter
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
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
Light Metering Method: Evaluative (Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF (5-point)), Center-weighted average, Spot (Fixed to the center)
Exposure Control Method: Program AE; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control: Auto (Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Built-in Flash: Auto, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Shutter Sync
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)) Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
Recycling Time: 10 sec. or less (battery voltage
Flash Exposure Compensation: N/A
Shooting Specifications
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 (Adjustment of contrast, sharpness and saturation)
  • Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2.sec. delay/custom
  • Shooting start time (0-10 sec. (in 1-second increments), 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in 1-shot increments)) can be specified.
Wireless Control: N/A
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 0.9 shot/sec. approx. 2.5 shots/sec. in Low Light)
Image Storage
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
Number of Recording Pixels: Still Image
Movie: Standard Definition = 640 x 480 (30 (29.97) fps/30 (29.97) fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 (29.97) fps) (Available up to 4GB (Even if the file size has not reached 4GB, recording stops when the recording time reaches 1 hour. For memory cards with a capacity less than 4GB, recording stops when the recording time reaches 1 hour.))
Playback Specifications
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 (Audio settings available in 5 levels), Slow Motion (5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available), Pause, First Frame, Last Frame, Next Frame, Previous Frame, Fast Forward, Fast Rewind.
  • Displays playback position and shooting time
Erasing Specifications
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
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: Still Image = approx. 150 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery (NB-3AH)) (LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.)
Playback Time: Approx. 8 hours. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 10 hours (AA-size NiMH Battery)
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C 0 - 35°C/ 32 - 95°F when NB-3AH is used
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD): 3.68 x 2.43 x 1.20 in./93.5 x 61.7 x 30.6mm
Weight: Approx. 6.17 oz./175g (camera, including batteries and memory card)
  • 26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)
  • All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
  • Canon, DIGIC, ELPH, PIXMA, and PowerShot and SELPHY are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.
Number of Recordable Images
Size: Large (L) Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2) Medium 2 (M2) Medium 3 (M3) Medium 3 (M3)
Quality: Fine Normal Fine Normal Fine Normal Fine Normal
File Size (KB): 2565 1226 1620 780 1116 556 558 278
4GB: 1471 3017 2320 4641 3352 6352 6352 12069
16GB: 6026 12354 9503 19007 13727 26010 26010 49420
Size: Small (S) Small (S) Widescreen (W) Widescreen (W)
Quality: Fine Normal Fine Normal
File Size (KB): 150 84 1920 918
4GB: 20116 30174 1978 4022
16GB: 82367 123550 8101 16473
Time of Recordable Movies
Mode: Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
Resolution: 640 x 480 640 x 480 320 x 240
FPS: 30 (29.97) fps 30 (29.97) fps LP 30 (29.97) fps
Movie size (KB/sec.): 1932 972 672
4GB: 32 min. 26 sec. 1 hr. 02 min. 51 sec. 1 hr. 31 min. 25 sec.
16GB: 2 hr. 12 min. 50 sec. 4 hr. 17 min. 23 sec. 6 hr. 14 min. 23 sec.

Features of Canon A490 PowerShot Camera 4258 B001:

  • 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!

Package Contents:

  • Canon PowerShot A 490 Camera Kit 4258B001
  • Software CD
  • USB cable
  • AV cable
  • 2 AA batteries

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