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Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera Compact camera 10MP 1/2.3" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Silver

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Long product name Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera Compact camera 10MP 1/2.3" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Silver :
The short editorial description of Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera Compact camera 10MP 1/2.3" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Silver

3474B001AA, PowerShot A480, 10.0 MP, 3.3x optical zoom, 2.5” LCD
Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera Compact camera 10MP 1/2.3" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Silver:
The official marketing text of Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera Compact camera 10MP 1/2.3" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Silver as supplied by the manufacturer

Affordable, intuitive and fun, the PowerShot A480 uses Canon know-how to let everyone take great 10 MP photos. Available in four colours, its compact, lightweight design slips easily into any pocket.


- 10.0 MP
- Compact, easy to use, lightweight design in four colour variations
- 3.3x optical zoom
- 15 shooting modes
- 1cm Macro shooting
- Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB
- Auto Red-Eye Correction
- Motion Detection Technology
- 2.5” LCD
- VGA and LP movies

Fun, pocket-sized and totally intuitive.

10.0 Megapixels
With a 10 Megapixel sensor, you can capture every scene in vivid detail – ready for printing at sizes as large as A3+, or cropping to perfection without losing the detail necessary for larger prints.

Compact and colourful
Small and light enough to slip into a pocket, the PowerShot A480 has a classic, stylish design that feels great in the hand. Controlled by a simple button layout, it comes in a choice of four attractive colours.

3.3x optical zoom
Frame every picture perfectly with a Canon 3.3x optical zoom. In combination with digital zoom, magnification of up to 13x can be achieved.

As well as powering Face Detection Technology, Canon’s DIGIC III processor provides fast response times, superb image quality and colour reproduction. DIGIC III also delivers advanced noise reduction – ensuring that images remain sharp and clear.

15 shooting modes
A selection of shooting modes - including dedicated Kids & Pets and Indoor modes - make it easy to get the right settings for any scene. Simply select the mode you want, and let the camera take care of everything else.

1cm Macro shooting
A special 1cm Super Macro mode allows you to capture small scale detail from as close as 1cm away.

Great people shots
A suite of Face Detection technologies detects up to nine faces in a scene and adjusts focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance – for optimal results with natural-looking skin tones.

Auto Red-Eye Correction
Available in shooting or playback mode, Automatic Red-Eye Correction accurately removes the red-eye effect caused by flash.

Motion Detection Technology
Motion Detection Technology uses changes in scene information and scene brightness to accurately identify subject motion. The optimal ISO level is then automatically set, to minimise blur and maximise image quality.

2.5” LCD
Framing, reviewing and sharing shots are equally easy with a bright 2.5” LCD. Night Display mode aids visibility in low light, while a selectable Grid Line display helps with composition.

VGA and LP movies
Supplement your photos with smooth, 30fps VGA video clips. A special Long Play mode lets you store twice the regular amount of footage on your memory card.

Short summary description Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera Compact camera 10MP 1/2.3" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Silver:
This short summary of the Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera Compact camera 10MP 1/2.3" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Silver data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Canon PowerShot PowerShot A480 Digital Camera, 10 MP, 3648 x 2736 pixels, 1/2.3", CCD, 3.3x, Silver

Long summary description Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera Compact camera 10MP 1/2.3" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Silver:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera Compact camera 10MP 1/2.3" CCD 3648 x 2736pixels Silver based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Canon PowerShot PowerShot A480 Digital Camera. Camera type: Compact camera, Megapixel: 10 MP, Image sensor size: 1/2.3", Sensor type: CCD, Maximum image resolution: 3648 x 2736 pixels. Optical zoom: 3.3x, Digital zoom: 4x, Focal length range (f-f): 6.6 - 21.6 mm. Maximum video resolution: 640 x 480 pixels. Display diagonal: 6.35 cm (2.5"). Internal memory: 32 MB. PictBridge. Weight: 140 g. Colour of product: Silver

Picture quality
Camera type *
There are a number of common types of digital cameras: compact cameras, bridge cameras, mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC) and single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Bridge cameras 'bridge the gap' between the low-end compact and high-end professional (SLR) cameras. Also MILCs populate this mid-segment by combining the larger sensors and interchangeable lenses of DSLRs with the live-preview viewing system of compact cameras.
Compact camera
Megapixel *
The number (in millions) of light-sensitive picture elements known as pixels actually used by the camera's image sensor (CCD) to record light, and which are reflected to the final number of recorded pixels stored on the memory card.
10 MP
Image sensor size *
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
Maximum image resolution *
Resolution is the amount of detail held by an image. The higher the resolution, the better (sharper) the image. The maximum image resolution produces the best image.
3648 x 2736 pixels
Image stabilizer *
This camera function compensates for slight shaking movements caused by an unstable position and ensures smooth footage even in suboptimal conditions.
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
6.6 - 21.6 mm
Combined zoom
Closest focusing distance
0.01 m
Light exposure
ISO sensitivity *
A measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light.
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Flash modes *
Different modes for a camera flash which are manually/automatically activated e.g. auto-flash mode, flash on with red eye reduction.
Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (wide) *
0.3 - 3 m
Flash range (tele) *
0.3 - 2 m
Video recording *
Recording moving visual images.
Maximum video resolution *
This is the maximum resolution of video images. Resolution is a measure of the degree of detail visible.
640 x 480 pixels
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Internal memory
The amount of memory, usually measured in bytes (e.g. MB, GB), which is installed in the system's hardware.
32 MB
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
6.35 cm (2.5")
Display resolution (numeric)
Total number of pixels that display has.
115000 pixels
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
White balance *
Technique in photography and image processing, which involves a global adjustment of the intensities of the colors (typically red, green, and blue primary colors). An important goal of this adjustment is to render specific colors – particularly neutral colors including white – correctly.
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten
Scene modes *
Scenery mode', 'Portrait mode' and other modes which are manually/automatically activated on a camera and change the settings (e.g. exposure time) accordingly.
Beach, Children, Fireworks, Night, Night portrait, Party (indoor), Portrait, Sunset
Photo effects *
Different effects that you can use to modify photos after they have been taken, such as colour filters.
Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Camera playback
Movie, Single image, Slide show
Playback zoom (max)
Custom colour
Image processor
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery life (CIPA standard)
200 shots
System requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
92.1 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
31.1 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
62 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
140 g
Other features
Video capability
Capability of video recording/playback.
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
92.1 x 31.1 x 62 mm
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
USB 2.0
Lens focal range
A cylindrical piece of glass or plastic that receives and focuses light to form an image. Most cameras list an f-number and focal length for each lens. \nF-Number: Indicates the size of the lens opening (aperture). \nFocal Length: The distance between the image sensor and the optical center of the lens. \nLens Adapter: Allows photographers to use special lens attachments (Macro, Zoom, Filters, etc.) on certain cameras.
f/3.0 - f/5.8
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
1/60 - 1/2000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
37 - 122 mm
Memory type
Type of memory in the device e.g. DDR3, SRAM (Static RAM).
SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
Digital SLR
The single-lens reflex (SLR) is a type of camera that uses a movable mirror placed between the lens and the film to project the image seen through the lens to a matte focusing screen.
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Testseek has collected 31 expert reviews for Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera and the average expert rating is 71 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The PowerShot A480 is the cheapest of the three Canon cameras in this group and it doesn't feel as swish as the others. It's cheerful plastic body is chunky at 30mm thick, although its width and height mean it's still pocketable. You get a 3.3x optical...
Bottom line Basic but capable, the A480's image quality is remarkably good - and the price is right...
The Canon Powershot A480 is a straightforward digital camera. It sits at the cheaper end of the market. Features include 10 megapixels and a 3.3x optical zoom lens. It has an unfussy design and you should find the camera easy to use. Why Buy the Canon...
The Canon PowerShot A480 has a meagre set of controls and a relatively lacklustre 2.5-inch LCD. Despite the plasticky feel of the camera, there are a few thrills, including face-detection auto-focus which is linked with metering and flash exposure as w...
Good Nice picture quality, Motion detection, Auto red-eye correction...
Bad Limited controls, No optical image stabiliser...
Product Code: 3475B009AA The Canon PowerShot A480 is designed for people who want to shoot pictures without fussing over camera settings. Its a dead-simple, reasonably stylish point-and-shoot camera to have on hand when youre hanging out with frien...
Bottom line If youre a tripod-shooter, a steady-handed photographer, or just want a bargain-bin camera with good image quality, the Canon PowerShot A480 is worth a look. Its lack of image stabilisation and some modes, however, may cause action photographers to p...
Its very hard to like the Canon PowerShot A480 digital camera, because it simply looks and feels awful. The controls are laid out awkwardly on a body that is cramped yet bulky. Its LCD screen has very poor viewing angles and brightness, which can make it hard to frame your shots properly on bright days and when you want to take angled shots from low down or high up. But there is no doubting that the Canon PowerShot A480 can produce impressively crisp and vibrant photos considering its low, low...
Good Crisp and well-coloured photos considering its price...
Bad Poor viewing angles on LCD screen, awkward design, some overexposure problems, noticeable chromatic aberration...
Bottom line The physical appearance and design of the PowerShot A480 aren’t great, but it does have the potential to take some good-looking shots. It’s perhaps one of the best point-and-shoot digital still cameras in the sub-$200 price range. Give it a go...
Despite the plasticky feel of the camera, there are a few thrills, including face-detection auto-focus which is linked with metering and flash exposure as well as white balance.You also get motion detection technology, which senses subject motion and i...
Bottom line Despite the plasticky feel of the camera, there are a few thrills, including face-detection auto-focus which is linked with metering and flash exposure as well as white balance.You also get motion detection technology, which senses subject motion and i...
With the new PowerShot A480 camera, Canon puts an end to the rectangular brick shape of its earlier A460 and A470 models and offers a more traditional design. This new product has a 10 MP with better video (30 f/s), but has lost the manual mode to a P...
Good Good image quality up to ISO 400, Good closeups, Efficient automatic features...
Bad No optical stabiliser, No wide angle, Image noise could be controlled better, Purple fringing on highcontrast areas , Zoom unavailable during video...
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