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Canon PowerShot A410 3 Megapixels and Smaller

3 star rating
                      3 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $150.00

  • Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution3.2 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom3.2x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens41 - 131 mm
    Digital Zoom3.1x
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Focus Range18.5 in. to Infinity (w)
    Macro Focus Range0.6 - 2 in. (w)
    Focal Length5.4 - 17.3 mm
    Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 2048 x 1536 • 1600 x 1200 • 1024 x 768
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA) • 640 x 480 (VGA)
    Video Speed20 fps
    Max Movie Length180 Seconds
    Video FormatAVI • Motion JPEG
    Aperture Rangef2.8/f5.1 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed1 - 1/2000 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Manual • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset)
    Frames Per Second2.5 Frames
    Memory TypeMMC Card • SD Card
    Compression ModesFine • SuperFine • Normal
    Compression TypeJPEG
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 50 • 100 • 200 • 400
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size1.5 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution120,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery Type2 x AA Batteries
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Built-in MicrophoneWithout Built-in Microphone
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP
    Width4.1 in.
    Depth1.6 in.
    Height2 in.
    Weight0.33 lb.
    Included Accessories2 x AA Batteries • Software • USB Cable • Hand Strap • 16 MB Memory Card
    Release DateSeptember, 2005
    Product ID27080539

Product Description

With so many features and so much style, this remarkable new 3.2 megapixel digital camera will get attention everywhere you go. Light and easy to carry, it's got all the features you need to take fantastic pictures quickly and easily - even if you've never held a digital camera before.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bennettskaya a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2006

Strengths:    It produces nice shots with good tonal range and nice colours. The black and white option is also good, although I don't use it because it limits the options in Photoshop. But be aware of the camera's limitations.

The camera is like a small brick. That means it is a bit bulky in the pocket but it does mean that because the bottom of the camera is flat the camera can be used by putting it down on a convenient surface (a wall, a table top etc), and using that surface as a makeshift tripod. Just learn to know where the camera is pointing (don't bother looking at the LCD or in the viewfinder) and press the shutter. That overcomes one of the limitations, which is that the shutter/aperture combination are decided by the camera, so camera-shake is bound to result in low light without a tripod. It does have a triod bush so a decent mini tripod (Manfrotto make one) is an option.

Weaknesses:    The in-camera sharpening is quite agressive and as it only produces jpegs, that is a limitation. I open in Photoshop, make the changes and save as a PSD. At 100% the jeg artefacts are very evident and in fact they can be see above about 40%. So the camera is limited.

It would be a much better camera if it could save in an uncompressed format or had options for saving jpegs with less aggressive compression.

Bottom Line:   
A small brick to use as a sketch pad on-line or for a small finished printed photo

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   Jessops

Similar Products Used:   In terms of size the nearest cameras I have used have been film cameras (Ricoh GR1 and Pentax Espio Mini).

Type of photography:   Other

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