Canon Powershot A490 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 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
  • Release Date: 2010-02-23
  • Final Grade: 88 B+

B+

Canon Powershot A490
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
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

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.

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