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Canon PowerShot A460


Canon PowerShot A460
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot A460 features 5.0MP resolution, 4x optical zoom, and a safety digital zoom when using lower resolution.

It has a large 2.0-in. LCD screen (86,000 pixels), 5-point AiAF auto focus, shutter speed ranging from 15-1/2,000 sec., Program AE, plus easy-to-use Scene Modes. You can record movie clips of approx. 1GB of 640x480 pixels at 10fps or 320 x 240 pixels at 30fps.

The Print/Share button makes direct printing easy using a Canon CP, SELPHY or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer. Use the Print/Share button to also transfer images to your computer.

If you're looking for an easy to use point-and-shoot entry-level digital camera, you may want to give the Canon PowerShot A460 a try. It is small enough to carry anywhere, and makes a great present for the first-time digital camera user.

Canon PowerShot A460
QuickFact™ Sheet
Canon PowerShot A460 US | CAN | UK | BeBit
Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 million
Image Sensor 1/3.0-inch type CCD
Lens 5.4–21.6 mm (35 mm film equivalent 38–152 mm), f/2.8–f/5.8
Optical Zoom 4x
Digital Zoom Approx. 4x (Up to approx. 16x in combination with the optical zoom)
Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.0-inch type, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

Approx. 86,000 pixels, Picture coverage 100%

AF System TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: 5-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
Shooting Distance
(From the front of the lens)
- Normal: 47 cm (1.5 ft.) - infinity
- Macro: 5 - 47 cm (W)/25 - 47 cm (T)
(2.0 in. - 1.5 ft. (W)/9.8 in. - 1.5 ft. (T))
- Super Macro: 1.5 - 5 cm (W) (0.6 in. - 2.0 in) (W)
- Infinity: 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) - infinity
Shutter Speeds

15–1/2000 sec.

Noise reduction applied when shutter speeds are slower than 1.3 seconds to eliminate the noise. The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization is 1/500 second.

Light Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (center or AF Point)
Exposure Compensation ±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed Auto, ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 200, and ISO 400 equivalent.
White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
Built-in Flash Auto, On, Slow Synchro or Off
Flash Range - Normal: 47 cm–3.0 m (1.5–9.8 ft.) (W), 47 cm–2.0 m (1.5–6.6 ft.) (T)
- Macro: 30–47 cm (12 in.–1.5 ft.)
(When ISO speed is set to AUTO.)
Shooting Modes Auto, Manual (Long Shutter mode available), Super Macro, Special Scene (Portrait, NightSnapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach and Fireworks) and Movie (Standard, Compact)
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.5 shots/sec. (Large/ Fine settings. This figure reflects Canon's testing standard, the actual figures will vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.)
Self-timer 10 sec., 2 sec., Custom
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card or MultiMediaCard
File Format - Design rule for camera file system
- DPOF compliant
Data Type - Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*4
Sound memo: WAVE (monaural)
- Movies: AVI
Image data: Motion JPEG
Audio data: WAVE (monaural)
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels (Still Images) - Large: 2592 x 1944 pixels
- Medium 1: 2048 x 1536 pixels
- Medium 2: 1600 x 1200 pixels
- Small: 640 x 480 pixels
- Postcard: 1600 x 1200 pixels
- Widescreen: 2592 x 1456 pixels
Number of Recording Pixels (Movies)

- Standard:
640 x 480 pixels (10 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels ((30 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full (*5)
(can record up to a maximum of 1GB (*6) at one time)
- Compact:
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
Can record for 3 min.

*5 Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC-512 MSH recommended).
*6 Even if the clip size has not reached 1GB, recording will stop at the moment the clip length reaches 1 hour. Depending on the volume and data writing speed of the memory card, recording will stop after one hour of continuous recording even if the recorded data volume has not reached 1GB

Playback Modes - Single, Index, Magnified
- Slide Show, Sound memos
- Movie
Review movies by operating the Movie Control Panel
Direct Print PictBridge, Canon Direct print, Bubble Jet Direct
Interface USB (mini-B), MTP (Media Transfer Protocol), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source

- 2 AA-size alkaline batteries (included with the camera)
- 2 AA-size NiMH batteries NB-3AH (sold separately)
- AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)

Shooting Capacity: Still Image: approx. 120 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)

Operating Temperature 0–40degreeC (32–104degreeF)
(NB-3AH: 0–35degreeC (32–95degreeF))
Operating Humidity 10–90 %
Included Accessories - Memory Card
- 2 AA-size Alkaline Batteries
- AV Cable AVC-DC300
- Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- Wrist Strap WS-800
Dimensions 106.0 x 51.8 x 40.2 mm /
4.2 x 2.0 x 1.6 in.
Weight Approx. 165 g (5.8 oz.)
MSRP US $149.99

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