Canons new budget powershot should please the average picture taker. More discerning shooters, however, will find the device lacking in few areas. The camera comes equipped with a 4X optical zoom lens with a 5.4mm to 21.6mm range. It has a 5-megapixel sensor and a 2-inch LCD for framing your shots. Nonetheless, a wider angle (like 28mm) at the end of the zoom range would have been nice.
I also wish the camera could capture VGA videos at 30 fps instead of a choppy 10 fps. But I was impressed by the burst mode, which, though not super fast, was very steady. The included glass eyepiece comes in handy under bright light conditions.
During testing, my simulated daylight test shot had a touch of noise, and flash shots exhibited even more noncolored noise throughout. Even so, color was very vibrant and accurate. The camera did very well on the resolution test, averaging 1,500 lineshigh for a 5MP camera. Sadly, I measured a 3.3-second boot-up time that’s acceptable but not super quick, and the cameras 7.2-second recycle time was incredibly slow. On a positive note, I found very little shutter lag.
Though video and nimble performance aren’t the PowerShot A460s strengths, on the whole it’s a very good buy.
CANON POWERSHOT A460: $ 149.95
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