Canon PowerShot A460

Canon Powershot A460 is a 5.0 mega pixel camera with 2.0 inch LCD display. It utilises a CCD type sensor. Pixel density of the camera is 29 MP/cm². Maximum possible resolution in PowerShot A460 is 2592 x 1944. Lower resolutions supported by the camera includes 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200 and 640 x 480. It supports two image ratios. They are 4:3 and 3:2. Size of the sensor is 1/3 inch. It supports auto focus feature only. Normal focus range of the camera is 47 cm and macro focus range is 1 cm. Optical zooming is possible up to 4x. It is possible to get 16x magnification when combined with the digital zoom facility. Canon Powershot A460 uses DIGIC II image processor for its functioning.

Canon Powershot A460 does not support external flash. It has got a built in flash and it supports five flash modes. They are Auto, On, Off, Slow and Manual. It also supports movie clips. Different possible movie clips resolutions are 640 x 480 / 10 fps, 320 x 240 / 20 fps and 160 x 120 / 15 fps. Canon has also incorporated a self timer facility in this camera. The time can be varied between 2 seconds or 10 seconds. 2.0 inch LCD display has got a resolution of 86,000 pixels.

Connectivity and Power

You can share the photos with the help of the video out and USB feature provided in the camera. Cable for connecting is also provided along with the camera. It utilises 2 AA batteries for its functioning. Canon recommends rechargeable NiMH batteries. Number of shots that can be taken at a stretch depends on the mAH rating of the battery.

Canon Powershot A460 Weight and Storage

Weight of Canon PowerShot A460 is found to be 215g including the batteries. The dimension of the camera is 106 x 52 x 40 mm. You can use external storage devices like SD/SDHC card to increase the storage capacity of the camera. A 16 MB SD card will be provided along with the camera.

Price and Looks

Canon PowerShot A460 costs around $150. It is compact and easy to carry. You can even carry it in your pocket.

Pros and Cons

  • Compact and easy to carry
  • Easy to print the photo by connecting the camera to a compact photo printer.
  • It does not support 30 fps VGA video mode.
  • Noisy images are obtained.