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Canon Powershot A490
Canon Powershot A490

Hey! You should know that Canon has released a newer version of this product: the Canon PowerShot A800.

Canon Powershot A490

We've given the A490 a grade of B+.

Editor's Review

Replaced by the A800. Here's what we said in early 2010:

The A490 is the lowest of the low-budget A Series cameras Canon has lined up for 2010. It's seriously bare-bones: 10 megapixels, 3.3x zoom, 2.5-inch LCD, AA batteries, without image stabilization, in a gray and black two-tone color. It doesn't even have the hokey scene modes found on the A495, but Canon is pretty good at this genre, and for $110, it's tough to ask for much else. This could be a popular choice among cash-strapped consumers when it hits the shelves in February.


  • 10 megapixels
  • 3.3x optical zoom
  • 2.5-inch LCD screen
  • Captures to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • AA batteries
  • Video mode
  • upload directly to YouTube
  • Part Number: A490
  • UPC: 013803120059
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2010

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