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Canon PowerShot A460

alaTest has collected and analyzed 946 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the image quality and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Reviews about the focus and shutter are different. There are some critical opinions about the energy efficiency and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A460 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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PowerShot A460


The 5-megapixel Canon PowerShot A460 succeeds the A430 with a marginally larger LCD screen and CCD size. Its 2.0-inch LCD screen has a paltry 86,000 pixels, an in-camera flash, and a 4x optical zoom lens. It comes equipped with a full auto mode, a...

Software is easy to use ; Manual control options ; Excellent white balance accuracy (auto and presets) ; Well-designed locking mechanism on battery/memory card cover ; In-camera digital effects via the My Colors mode ; Sturdy and well-built

Low resolution and slowly refreshing LCD monitor ; Poor movie mode ; Undersized and inaccurate viewfinder ; Zoom is adjusted via the up and down arrows of the four-way control ; Overall size limits portability for the on-the-go snapshot photographer ;...

Eschewing the current trend of downsizing bulky point-and-shoot cameras, the sizeable Canon PowerShot A460 has some attractive features for both novice and more advanced snapshoters. The camera comes with a 1/3.0-inch 5 MP CCD, a 4x optical zoom lens,...

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Powershot A460 Digital Camera


Canon's PowerShot A460 has a sophisticated and durable look to it, yet it costs just $130 (as of 5/10/07). Though nicely designed, its boxy and chunky shape prevents it from being carried comfortably in a pocket. It will fit nicely into a small bag,...

4X zoom Exposure compensation

Lacks separate zoom control

Overall, the Canon PowerShot A460 is a nice package and a great value

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Canon PowerShot A460


Decent snaps and a solid optical zoom help this digicam stand out from the budget crowd.


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Canon PowerShot A460


As I found with last year's cheapest PowerShot, the inexpensive A460 point-and-shoot is a very nice, portable, compact digital camera that takes very good pictures.

Very good picture quality. Decent performance. No shutter lag.

Terrible recycle time. Poor video quality.

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Canon Powershot A460


The new PowerShot A460 digital camera features 5.0-megapixels of resolution with a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2.0-inch LCD screen, up from 4.0 megapixels and a 1.8-inch LCD screen on last year's PowerShot A430. This new model also incorporates Canon's...

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Canon PowerShot A460


The chunky, brick-shaped A460 weighs 7.4 ounces with batteries and memory card, and at 1.6 inches thick, it's a bit too fat to fit in your jeans. The minimalist control layout consists of four buttons and a zoom rocker integrated into a menu-navigating...

4x zoom lens; optical viewfinder.

Very noisy images; awkward zoom rocker; no 30fps VGA movie mode.

With heavy image noise and merely decent performance, there are better budget cameras available than the Canon PowerShot A460.

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Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera - Express Review


There are only a few bargain digital cameras that I would recommend to just about anyone. The Canon PowerShot A460 is just such a camera. Its 5-megapixel sensor is more than enough for the average snapshooter who is only likely to create 4x6 and...

Canon quality at a bargain price ; Great look and build ; Good image quality ; Simple to use, yet with some control ; Scene modes give beginners added shooting confidence ; Extra telephoto range ; Great 5-point AiAF autofocus ; AF Assist light built in...

Slow flash recycle ; Blows some highlights in bright sunlight ; Some chromatic aberration in the corners, especially at wide angle ; VGA movie mode is limited to 10 frames per second ; Unusual zoom control ; Bad pixels revealed by high contrast line...

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Canon PowerShot A460 Review and Prices


Simple" and "basic" are the key words used to describe Canon's PowerShot A460 point-and-shoot digital camera, as it offers no significant manual-control features and is only going to appeal to novice photographers. Unfortunately, the PowerShot A460...

Great value, easy to use, image quality is good for price range, better than average zoom lens

Beginner-only feature list, LCD should be sharper, some noise problems in low-light images, could use a little more resolution

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Canon PowerShot A460


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Eschewing the current trend of downsizing bulky point-and-shoot cameras, the sizeable Canon PowerShot A460 has some attractive features for both novice and more advanced snapshoters. The camera comes with a 1/3.0-inch 5 MP CCD, a 4x optical zoom lens,...

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Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera Review


Like all Canons, the PictBridge standard enables any digital camera that supports PictBridge to connect and print to any PictBridge compatible printer. This is the first time I'm not going to put a good word for a Canon camera. If you're an expert...

Product Specifications

The stylish PowerShot A460 offers the high-performance features and high-quality design that make great pictures possible even if this is your very first digital camera. Equipped with 5.0 Megapixels of resolution, a 4x optical zoom and many of Canon's most popular shooting features, this is a camera designed to make digital photography simple, fun and rewarding - from the moment you take it out of the box.

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Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / Indoor / Kids & pets / Macro / Portrait mode / Snow

Flash Memory

Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.8
Max Focal Length:21.6mm
Min Focal Length:5.4mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3 ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Custom Effect / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical