Canon Powershot A460 Review

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Canon Powershot A460

Record Modes & Menus

The screen display in the Automatic record mode. Icons on the screen indicate single frame drive, auto flash, Auto exposure mode. The image size is Large, quality is Superfine and there's space left on the SD card to take 152 more pictures.

Canon Powershot A460

When the color LCD is turned on and you half-press the shutter you will see which of the nine AF points (green rectangles) where used for the focus lock. The lightning bolt icon indicates the flash is charged and ready to fire.

Canon PowerShot A400

The SCeNe modes are: Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot. These modes are pre-programmed to give you the best possible pictures for particular shooting situations.

Canon PowerShot A400

This is the Manual Record screen. Icons indicate ISO speed is 80, single frame drive mode, auto flash mode and the "camera M" icon indicates the Manual record mode. On the bottom is the image quality "S"uperfine and image size "L"arge and there's room on the SD card for 152 more pictures.

Canon PowerShot A400

The FUNCtion options in Manual mode:

    Record mode - Manual or Super Macro
    Exposure Compensation - Override the metering +/- 2.0EV in 1/3 steps
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400
    White Balance - Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom one-push WB set
    Drive Mode - Single, Continuous, Self-timer 10s or 2s, Custom Timer
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, B&W, Custom
    Image Resolution 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480, Postcard(1600x1200) this is a special 3:2 ratio mode for making 4x6 in. prints, widescreen 16:9 HDTV 2592x1456
    Image Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal

Canon PowerShot A400

Record menu options for Manual mode:

    AiAF - 9-point automatic AF point selection On or Off
    Slow Synchro - Slow sync flash mode, On or Off
    Red-Eye reduction - Turn the Red-eye reduction lamp On or Off
    Metering - Evaluative, Center, Spot
    AF Assist Illuminator - On or Off
    Digital Zoom - On or Off
    Review Time - Off, 3 - 10 secs
    Grid Lines - LCD framing assist lines, on/off
    Date Stamp - Imprint date/time (only in Postcard mode)

Canon Powershot A460Canon Powershot A460

The camera has a very respectable macro focusing mode with coverage from 5 - 47 cm (W)/25 - 47 cm (T), (2.0 in. - 1.5 ft. (W)/9.8 in. - 1.5 ft. (T)) in Macro mode and the Super Macro coverage is from 1 - 5 cm (W) (0.39 in. - 2.0 in) (W)

Canon Powershot A460

You can record movie clips with audio at 10 frames per second in 640x480 resolution, 30 fps at 320x240 resolution, or 15fps at 160x120. Recording can continue until the SD card is full, maximum clip size at one time is 1GB. Movie clips are recorded in Motion JPEG format and saved as AVI files.

Canon PowerShot A400

Movie mode recording options:
Rec menu

    AF-assist Beam - On or Off
    Digital Zoom - On or Off
    Grind Lines - On or Off
FUNC. Menu
    Mode - Standard, or Compact
    White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, , Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, and Custom one-push WB set
    Drive Mode - Self-timer Off, 10 or 2 seconds
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black&White and Custom
    Movie Size: 640x480 or 320x240

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