Canon Powershot A460 Review
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The PowerShot A460 digital camera comes equipped with eight Special Scene modes, including Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids & Pets, and Night Snapshot. The My Colors functions offers "cool" photo effect, including Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, and Black & White and Custom color modes. What's more, the PowerShot A460 is capable of recording VGA movies with sound for those times when a still picture simply can't capture the moment.
The PowerShot A460 can deliver high-resolution images without requiring users to exert additional effort. The A460 uses Canon's AiAF "Smart" autofocus system with Canon's patented iSAPS intelligent scene analysis algorithm to determine optimum settings for focusing, exposure and white balance. The user simply snaps the shot with the push of a button.
Named for their use of AA batteries, Canon's A-series digital cameras offer easy-to-use, high quality features to consumers looking to capture, save and share meaningful memories, personal milestones and family functions. The PowerShot A460 uses only two AA batteries, yet captures up to 400 shots according to CIPA standards with the LCD screen on when using rechargeable NiMH batteries.
Like all PowerShot digital cameras, the A460 works seamlessly with Canon's petite SELPHY Compact Photo
Printers such as the SELPHY CP510, CP710 and CP600 models - press the lighted
Print/Share button, and within 58 seconds, images emerge. At 28 cents-per-print, printing photos directly
from a digital camera is both easy and affordable.
Powershot A460 Features:
The A460 compared to a standard CD disc.
The 7-megapixel Powershot A550 and the 5-megapixel Powershot A460.
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PowerShot A460 Specifications
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 5.0 million|
|Image Sensor||1/3.0-inch type CCD
(Total number of pixels: Approx 5.3 million)
5.4 (W) - 21.6 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 38 - 152 mm)
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 4x|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||2.0-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 86,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)|
|AF System||TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
(From the front of the lens)
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter|
|Metering System||Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (fixed to center)|
|Exposure Compensation||±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|ISO Speed||Auto*, ISO 80/100/200/400 equivalent
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
|White Balance||Auto, pre-set (available settings: Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or custom|
|Built-in Flash||Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with red-eye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.5 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)|
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer|
|Recording Media||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, Multimedia Card
This camera tested with cards up to 2GB
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels (Still Images)||
|Number of recording pixels (Movies)||
|Playback Modes||Single, Index (9 thumbnail images),
Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor,
Auto Play or Movie.
|Direct Print||PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible|
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
|Operating Temperature||0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)|
|Operating Humidity||10 - 90 %|
|Dimensions||106 x 51.8 x 40.2 mm (4.17 x 2.04 x 1.58 in.)
|Weight||Approx. 165 g (5.82 oz.) (camera body only)|
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