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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.
A great little pocket camera10/3/2010
For ease of portability you can't beat this little jewel. It produces pictures of good album and internet quality, and is easy to use as a point-and-shoot device. It also does videos of reasonable quality. Just remember to bring some spare AA batteries if you are on an extended trip. The only problem that I had was that the shutter button is sensitive and it is hard for me to press halfway in order to focus. Hence the 4 on performance.
We bought this for taking pictures where our larger camera was not practical. Just got done with taking pictures in the Black Hills of SD and have some great pictures many of which my wife took from the back of the motor cycle. Still much to learn about all it will do, but so far it is great and the price was great as well. Easy transfer to computer. It is all good.