Review Date: 5/28/07
The Canon PowerShot A460 digital camera has a resolution of five megapixels and a 2.0 inch 86,000 pixel LCD display — up from last year’s four megapixel A430 and its 1.8 inch LCD. The Canon A460 sports a Canon-branded 4x optical zoom lens along with an increasingly rare optical zoom viewfinder.
With an equivalent focal length of 38-152mm the Canon A460 has a little more zoom than most cameras, and a maximum aperture that varies with focal length from f/2.8 at wide angle to a rather dim f/5.8 at telephoto. Its autofocusing is done with an intelligent 5-point system, and its ISO sensitivity goes up to 400. It has three metering modes, seven white balance modes, and nine scene modes.
The Canon A460 offers a 10 frames-per-second VGA video mode with sound in AVI (Motion JPEG) format, and supports SDHC as well as SD/MMC memory cards. The PowerShot A460 is powered by two AA batteries, and interfaces include USB 1.1 and A/V (NTSC or PAL) connections.
The Canon PowerShot A460 is priced at US$149.99 and ships in mid-February 2007.