Canon has expanded its line of PowerShot cameras with a new entry level model, the A460. The A460 is meant for the first time camera buyer who still want a decent camera.
The A460 has a 5 megapixel resolution and a 4x optical zoom lens and a 2 inch LCD screen. The A460 replaces the Powershot A430 and has a bigger LCD screen and a higher resolution than its predecessor. The A460 is compatible with MMC, SD and SDHC memory. This camera is aimed towards the first time buyer.
The A460 uses Canon’s AiAF “Smart” auto-focus system to determine the best focus, exposure and white balance. The A460 has 10 standard shooting modes for still pictures. The camera adjusts its settings to match the surroundings. The settings include night, portrait and one for kids and pets. The A460 can capture video with sound so you can create movies with the camera also.
Canon provides a cable with the camera for playback of movies and transferring and viewing of pictures. Pictures can usually be transferred in one step.
The A460 is compatible with Canon’s compact photo printers. That means that the user can connect the cord to the printer and the camera and print a picture fairly quickly.
The camera comes with a USB transfer cable, an Audio/Video cable, a wrist strap, a 16 MB MultiMediaCard and, in this case, the batteries are included.
The A460 will retail at about $150.
Disclosure: The author has a PowerShot A620 which he likes a lot. It’s easy to use and even his wife can take pictures with it.