Canon PowerShot A460

Last updated: Review & Sample Photos @ RegHardware (19 December’07)

The Canon PowerShot A460 is a compact point-and-shoot digital camera (available in February 2007) features 5.0 megapixel, 4x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 38-152mm), and 2″ LCD screen. The camera measures 106 x 52 x 40 mm (4.2 x 2 x 1.6 in), weighs 215 g (7.6 oz) and it’s powered by AA (2) batteries.

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Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info


Canon PowerShot A460 Reviews

RegHardware reviews the and writes;
“If you’re looking for the best in performance then you’re obviously going to have to pay a little more. But we think this camera will appeal to anyone who simply wants to test the water when it comes to digital photography, is on a tight budget or perhaps doesn’t want to risk losing or damaging an expensive camera when out and about. Quality does indeed cost, but the PowerShot A460 shows that budget doesn’t have to mean bad.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Canon PowerShot A460 and writes;
“Images from the A460 contained reasonably accurate colors, with acceptable dynamic range, and excellent white balance accuracy. We would have liked to see a stronger handling of noise at ISO 400, along with a wider sensitivity range, but it is after all, a $100-$150 camera. Among its direct competition, the A460 holds its own, though consumers willing to toss an extra $50-$100 in to the camera budget will find cameras of a different caliber. ”
Rating: N/A

PCWorld reviews the and writes;
“Photos I took outdoors at a waterfront area showed good color saturation and image sharpness–better than photos from the comparable Kodak EasyShare C653 and Nikon Coolpix L10 cameras I tried at the same time…Overall, the Canon PowerShot A460 is a nice package and a great value.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-Lint reviews the Canon PowerShot A460 and writes;
“As for image quality, the 460 does do rather well. In fact, the PowerShot A550, tested some weeks ago, holds little extra detail despite it being a camera, which in terms of specification at least resembles the A460 very closely, apart from having an extra two megapixels of resolution. Particularly impressive is the portrait mode and skin-tone rendition… It may not be the prettiest camera out there and it may not be the fastest, but it takes nice pictures, is easy to use, and is worth every penny at that price. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

LaptopMag reviews the Canon PowerShot A460 and writes;
“This digicam produced a passable snap of our colleague; however, a vase of yellow flowers looked fuzzy, with purple fringing surrounding the window in the background. Other images also appeared noisy, and when the ISO was maxed out (at 400), the A460′s photos looked especially grainy.”
Rating: ★★½☆☆

CamerasUK reviews the Canon PowerShot A460 and writes;
“In my opinion there are entry level models out there that are easier to use than the Powershot A460. The small control dial on the back of the camera helps, but I still think the camera could be made more straightforward. I would also prefer to see a standard type zoom button control or ring….There is a lot to like about the Powershot A460, but the noise levels and also the shutter lag times when the flash unit is being used are major causes of concern. The strong points include the natural colours and small amount of extra zoom on an entry level digital camera. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMag reviews the Canon PowerShot A460 and writes;
“The camera did very well on my resolution test, averaging 1,500 lines, which is at the top of the range for a 5MP camera. The A460′s 3.3-second bootup time was acceptable, but not super-quick. I found very little noticeable shutter lag. With no pincushion distortion and just a bit of barrel distortion at the wide-angle end of the zoom, the A460′s lens tested acceptably for an inexpensive point-and-shoot…Despite the slow recycle time and weak video performance, the $150 Canon PowerShot A460 is still a good buy for basic picture-taking. ”
Rating: ★★★½☆

KenRockwell reviews the Canon PowerShot A460 and writes;
“It’s great! It’s sharper than some ultra-compact cameras like the SD800, which sacrifice optical quality for compactness. This is a hidden advantage of the larger size of the A460: it makes it much easier for the optical designers to make a great lens inexpensively…Don’t bother with used digital cameras; get a new one of these. If you have an extra 50 bucks, get the Canon A550. It has a regular zoom knob by the shutter button and a lot of little extras which add up to more than $50 if you’re picky. If you have $300, I use an ultracompact Canon SD700. ”
Rating: N/A

Steve’s Digicams reviews the Canon PowerShot A460 and writes;
“Our outdoor samples were sharp from edge to edge, showing good overall exposure and color balance. However, I did notice this new model shows a bit more noise in high contrast areas, than its predecessors… I was also pleased with our portrait mode results….Bottom line – as we have said with past “A” series models, the PowerShot A460 seems to “set the standard for the entry-level consumer point-n-shoot market”. The only negative I found with this camera was the incredibly slow flash recharge time, which is caused by the use of AA batteries. That said, I feel it will make a great choice for someone who is in the market for their first digital model, or one who just wants an inexpensive point-n-shoot. With a street price of US$149 or less, the Canon PoerShot A460 will be a hard one to beat in the affordable consumer category.”
Rating: N/A

CNET reviews the Canon PowerShot A460 and writes;
“Image quality was otherwise decent. The automatic white balance produced a drastic yellow cast under our lab’s tungsten lights, though the tungsten preset proved very neutral, even more so than the manual white balance. We also noticed some purple fringing around bright highlights, and while the images weren’t the sharpest we’ve ever seen, they were on a par in that respect with other cameras in this price range. The bottom line: With heavy image noise and merely decent performance, there are better budget cameras available than the Canon PowerShot A460. ”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Canon PowerShot A460 Samples

- Canon PowerShot A460 Sample Photos @ RegHardware
- Canon PowerShot A460 Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraInfo
- Canon PowerShot A460 Sample Photos @ Pocket-Lint
- Canon PowerShot A460 Sample Photos @ Pbase
- Canon PowerShot A460 Sample Photos @ Flickr
- Canon PowerShot A460 Sample Photos @ CamerasUK
- Canon PowerShot A460 Sample Photos @ Steve’s Digicams
- Canon PowerShot A460 Sample Photos @ Canon USA

Canon PowerShot A460 User Manual (PDF)

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Canon PowerShot A460 Press Release


LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 18, 2007
– Building on a solid track record of quality and performance, Canon today announced two new entry–level PowerShot A–Series models, the 7.1 megapixel PowerShot A550 and the 5.0 megapixel PowerShot A460 digital cameras. These new models are feature–packed and offer consumers the latest technological advancements in easy–to–use designs. They are the perfect upgrade for owners of existing entry–level cameras and they also provide a smooth transition for first–time digital camera users. Both cameras will be available in stores mid–February and will carry estimated selling prices of $199.99 and $149.99, respectively.*

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