At A Glance

The super-entry-level PowerShot A480 does offer good image quality, but the lack of any stabilization is a major drawback.

Manufacturer’s Description

With its streamlined silhouette and smoothly curved edges, the Canon PowerShot A480 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. While a bright, bold 2.5-inch LCD makes shooting and playback a genuine pleasure.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 2
Battery Size Supported AA
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 10.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
UPC Code 013803107364
Manufacturer Part Number 3477B001
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot A480 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

With its streamlined silhouette and smoothly curved edges, the Canon PowerShot A480 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. While a bright, bold 2.5-inch LCD makes shooting and playback a genuine pleasure.

Product Model A480
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.3 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Aperture Range f/3 to 5.8
Focus Modes Auto
Minimum Focus Distance 1.20
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot A480 Digital Camera
  • 2 x AA-size Alkaline Battery
  • SD Memory Card SDC-128MB
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC300
  • Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.4"
    Width 3.6"
    Depth 1.2"
    Weight (Approximate) 4.94 oz
    Video
    Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Very Good
    Color Good
    Sharpness Good
    Distortion Superior
    Performance
    Image Quality, Sharpness 47.0
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 57.0
    Image Quality, Color 64.0
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 65.5
    Battery Life (minutes) 152.25
    Image Quality, Exposure 62.9
    Number of Shots 279.0
    Image Quality, Distortion 72.7
    Battery Life Score Good
    Image Quality, Overall 62.8
    Number of Batteries 2
    Image Quality Score Very Good

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