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PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera
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Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

Loaded with features, packed with value and easy to use, this powerful A-Series camera has 10.0 Megapixel and 3.3x Optical Zoom which makes picture taking a snap! 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". The PowerShot A490 has a 3.3x Optical Zoom lens (35mm film equivalent 37 - 122mm) that let you capture up-close and memorable images.

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.

  • 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!

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Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera

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4 out of 5 stars   Great Children's Camera
By Dave (Burien, WA) December 20, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Easy To Use, Small / Compact, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
Cons: Limited Zoom
Other Comments: Good Gift
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Much better than expected for the price
By lapsrus (Irvine, CA) November 20, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Easy To Use, Large Clear LCD, Good Image Quality, Small / Compact
Cons: Limited Zoom
Other Comments: Got this for my wife as she doesn't want to know anything about the camera except where the shutter button is. I was very pleased at just how may situations this camera can produce good photos. I use it myself when I just don't want the hassle of my DSLR.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Camera - Great look and feel too!
By woggle (San Francisco) November 19, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Nice Body Color, Large Clear LCD
Cons: None
Other Comments: It is a very easy to use product and doesnt need any examples at all.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Easy to use
By gwolf (Colorado) November 14, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Small / Compact, Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good in Low Light, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
Cons: Limited Zoom
Other Comments: Easy enough for my 85 year old mother to use.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   I love Canon Cameras
By Sarge (CNY) October 09, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Small / Compact, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Nice Body Color
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Other Comments: Great camera, easy to use.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   awesome camera.
By vone (wa) September 30, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Nice Body Color, Easy To Use, Good in Low Light
Cons: Short Battery Life
Other Comments: It's really good to have it and is ezy to use.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again and again
By wlhe (Durham, NC) September 20, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Good in Low Light, Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
Cons: Short Battery Life
Other Comments: I was glad purchasing this item. It is better than what I expected with such a good price. I will recommend it to my friend. It is pretty neat to get very good quality pictures in dark. I like it very much.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Camera if you have patience.....
By The Baroness :) (New York) September 19, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Good Image Quality, Easy To Use
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay
Other Comments: This is really a nice camera and the pictures are top notch quality. The lag time however is a bit much and it could be because it is a refurb. Also it charges the flash quite a bit necessitating yet another wait. Not a great deal to complain about here but if you are an impatient soul like me, it will frustrate a bit. otherwise an excellent deal for the money.
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4 out of 5 stars   Good value for simple picture taking.
By Wheelestate (Yuma, AZ) August 01, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Clever features, Lots of tricks
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Other Comments: I bought this camera for a month long European trip because I did not want to lug along my larger Canon. It proved to be a good decision. It did everything I wanted and was small enough to keep in a pocket. Of course, it wasn't as sharp as the EOS but much more convenient and perfectly suited for the quality needed. I will keep it in the car for those quick uses that always seem to pop up.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great camera for kids
By What we did for Summer (Grand Rapids, MI) July 11, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization
Cons: Short Battery Life
Other Comments: Great image stabilization - for once a camera that the kids can use where we can keep most the pictures. Good sharp, clear pictures. Make sure to get rechargeable batteries though, this camera eats through batteries. Would definately recommend it.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Camera consumes battery very quickly
By Al (Detroit, MI) June 20, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization
Cons: Short Battery Life
Other Comments: need to change battery very often.
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4 out of 5 stars   Great little camera for under $100.
By vincethesoundguy (Saint Cloud, FL) May 16, 2010
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot A490 (Silver) 10 Megapixel Camera (CNPSA490S)
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Pros: Short Lag Time, Great Zoom
Cons:
Other Comments: This is a great little camera for the money, no doubt. It's small/compact, uses regular AA batteries, so you don't need to worry about carrying a charger. Takes great photos, but don't let the 10 megapixel chip fool you. Remember a great image is a combination of a great lens and big chip. Obviously for less than $100 you're getting an adequate lens only. The only thing that annoyed me upon opening up the package is the camera comes without even a very small memory card. So it's not just take it out of the box and shoot. The adverts for it don't mention that it doesn't come with a memory card. Luckily I had an extra from my full-on Nikon SLR.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Really like this camera
By katrinka (PA) May 10, 2010
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Pros: Nice Body Color, Good Image Stabilization, Short Lag Time, Great Zoom, Good in Low Light
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Other Comments: Really like this little camera, easy to use for taking any picture, don't need to worry about buying film anymore !
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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