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With a 4x optical zoom with a great macro facility and at a decent price, the Canon Powershot A460 is the perfect compact for the happy snapper.
Canon Powershot A460 Specification
- Price: £79
- Resolution: 5Mp
- Zoom: 4x optical, 4x digital
- Processor: DIGIC II
- Focusing: 5-point AiAF
- Modes: 12 shooting modes and My Colors
- Video: Yes, VGA movie clips with sound
- Macro: Yes, 1cm Super Macro mode
- Monitor: 2.0in LCD screen
- Printing: PictBridge and Print/Share button
- Power: AA batteries
A budget model available in different colours to set yourself apart from your friends. The 5Mp resolution will easily print to 8x10 and the 1cm super macro mode will allow the camera to focus a lot closer for small or highly detailed subjects.
The inclusion of a proper viewfinder means that the screen can be switched off to save power and the AA battery compatibility keeps the camera going because fresh batteries can be bought anywhere.
The camera is not waterproof and can suffer from sand invasion, so be careful when going to the beach. The camera does have a Beach mode to help with your holidays, though.
Suitable for: Macro, Zooming in, Kids & Pets, Holidays
What the other sites are saying:
Cameras.co.uk “The strong points include the natural colours and small amount of extra zoom on an entry level digital camera.”
Pocket-lint “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.”
What Digital Camera “In use, there’s not much to complain about, especially given the ‘entry level’ price tag.”
Uk Digital Camera Reviews “The Canon PowerShot A460 produces quality, precise pictures that are suitable for enlarging without any loss of detail.”
Canon Powershot A460 Our verdict
If you're after a small camera designed to point and shoot but want that little bit extra on the basics, get the Canon Powershot A460.
The Canon Powershot costs around £79 and is available from the ePHOTOzine shop here.