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Canon PowerShot A460 Camera: Review

After the Canon Powershot A450, the maker of digital cameras has recently launched a new model, the Canon Powershot A460. This new camera seems more reliable than previous models and as a novelty prominent presents a 4x optical zoom, certainly appreciated by those who love accuracy. The main feature on the camera is a CCD sensor associated to the well DIGIC II processor, a 5 megapixel resolution, a number of preset shooting modes, and support for SD / SDHC / MMC.

Canon PowerShot A460: Design

Camera in a compact design, the Canon PowerShot A460 has a body available in three different colors, blue, fuchsia and silver, and very easy to handle, which allows easy transport. It has a 2 inch TFT screen with a resolution of 86,000 pixels and also an optical viewfinder that helps so far the frame.

Canon PowerShot A460: Features and Functionality

The Canon PowerShot A460 is a compact digital camera launched by the manufacturer for more than a year, is not of particular quality, as the resolution is not very high, but characterized by an excellent price. therefore, represents the ideal instrument for beginners of photography who wish to begin to delve into this world and need a fully automatic machine.

Starting from the specifications, the A460 features a CCD image sensor 1/3 inches in size and with an effective resolution of 5 megapixels. As already antcipato, it is not a very high resolution but produces photos that can reach a maximum resolution of 2592×1944 pixels. Continuing with the specifications, the attached lens has a focal length of 5.4 to 21.6 mm, equivalent to 38-152 mm on a traditional 35 mm, focal length and maximum aperture equal to F2.8-5.8.

The Canon PowerShot A460 also features a 4x optical zoom, slightly higher than the average, which usually stops on 3x, to which must be added that more and 4x digital, so overall this camera allows a capacity of 16 magnifications. For image processing, the camera uses the DIGIC II, so not the most recent but then, as we have already said, this is a camera with a year and a half of life.

The processor ensures high-speed performance, better color rendition and cleaner images, while iSAPS technology analyzes each scene to optimize camera settings even before a shot. To highlight, then, the function Super macro that allows you to get close up to 1 cm from the subject.


As for the features of this camera, there are no more innovative ones such as Face Detection Technology and Motion Detection, available instead on the newer models. The camera also does not have either of the image stabilizer. For the rest, the sensitivity is not very high but is around 80 to 400 ISO, shutter speeds ranging from 15 to 1/2000 seconds and the flash allows a maximum range of 3 meters.

Canon PowerShot A460 has 12 shooting modes that allow you to get that perfect shot in any circumstance, 8 mode “Special Scene”, which help in tricky lighting conditions, and My Colors, instead, allows you to apply special color effects to images and movies. For direct printing, then, simply connect the camera to a PictBridge printer and press the Share button.

The camera, finally, you can also capture VGA movies with sound, up to a maximum resolution of 640×480 pixels and up to 10 frames per second. As regards, next, the storage of photos and videos, the camera is equipped with a memory card of 16 MB, but you should buy more capacious, choosing from the Secure Digital, SDHC memory card or MultiMediaCard (MMC).

As for autonomy, the camera is powered by two alkaline batteries, which provide up to 120 shots and 540 minutes of playback, a value that changes depending upon the type of batteries used. The connection on the computer and the TV is via USB cable and audio / video cable.


The Canon PowerShot A460 is a camera of average quality, out of a year and a half proves backward compared to most of the newer models, but can be useful if you want a machine that takes pictures discrete and easily. The sensor is only 5 MP, does not have a stabilizer and all the other advanced features, but at least has a 4x optical zoom, and slightly above average and the viewfinder has disappeared from the compact. Great price.

Where to Buy Canon PowerShot A460

Canon PowerShot A460 5.0MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • 5.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 13 x 17-inch prints
  • 4x optical zoom; 2.0-inch LCD display
  • 16:9 Widescreen mode for full-screen viewing on widescreen TVs and computer...
  • DIGIC II Image Processor with iSAPS Technology for superior image quality, fast...
  • Stores images on SD, SDHC, or MMC memory cards (16MB MMC card included); powered...
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Value of Money

PROS : Price; optical zoom slightly above average.

CONS : Low ISO, resolution is not high, No advanced features; Poor battery life provided.

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