“Overall build quality, performance and image quality don’t really compare to Canon’s more expensive models.”
TrustedReviews has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot A490, a 10MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD) entry-level digital camera with a 3.3x optical zoom (37-122mm equiv.), a 2.5-in. LCD (115K dots) and Movie 640×480 @ 30fps. The A490 accepts 2 AA batteries.
You can read the full Canon A490 Review at: TrustedReviews.