PowerShot A480

PowerShot A Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 3477B001

Specifications

Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.3x Optical/4x Digital/13x Combined Zoom

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels
Approx. 10.3 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
6.6-21.6mm f/3.0-5.8 (35mm film equivalent: 37-122mm)

Digital Zoom
4x

Focusing Range
Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity

Macro: 1.2 in.-1.6 ft./3-50cm (W), 9.8 in.-1.6 ft./25-50cm (T)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
N/A

LCD Monitor
2.5-inch TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels
Approx. 115,000 pixels

LCD Coverage
100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T)

Shutter Speed
15-1/2000 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF

** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method
Program AE; AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Back to TopFlash

Built-in Flash
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro

Flash Range
1-9.8 ft./30cm-3.0m (W), 1-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)

Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
N/A

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
Auto, P, Special Scene (Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Long Shutter, Super Macro, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot), Movie

Photo Effects
My Colors
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom

Self Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom

Wireless Control
N/A

Continuous Shooting
Approx. 0.8 fps (Large/Fine)

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card

File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

Image Recording Format
Normal, Fine, SuperFine

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)

Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 3648 x 2736 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 2272 x 1704 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3648 x 2048 (Widescreen)

Movie: Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps)

Available up to 4GB or 60 minutes per clip

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

 Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)Medium 3 (M3)
FNFNFNFN
File Size (KB)2,5651,2261,6207801,116556558278
2GB7491,5361,1812,3631,7073,2353,2356,146
8GB2,9946,1404,7239,4466,82212,92712,92724,562


  Small (S)Widescreen (W)
FNFN
File Size (KB)150841,920918
2GB10,24515,3681,0072,048
8GB40,93761,4064,0268,187

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

  Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
640 x 480 320 x 240
30 fps 30 fps LP 30 fps
Movie size (KB/sec.) 1,920 960 660
2GB 16 min. 47 sec. 33 min. 02 sec. 46 min. 33 sec.
8GB 1 hr. 07 min. 06 sec. 2 hr. 12 min. 03 sec. 3 hr. 06 min. 04 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine

Storage capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Rotate, Resume, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Image Inspection Tool

Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Resume

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, all images

Movie: any movie file

Back to TopInterfaces

Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

Video Out
NTSC/PAL

Audio Out
Monaural

Other
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Supply
1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)

2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2) (NB-3AH)

3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional) Still Image: approx. 200 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 470 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery (NB-3AH)) * Approx. 480 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 600 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Power Source
1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)

2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2) (NB-3AH)

3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional)

Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 200 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 470 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery (NB-3AH)) *

Playback Time
Approx. 480 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 600 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)

* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.63 x 2.44 x 1.22 in./92.1 x 62.0 x 31.1mm

Weight
Approx. 4.94 oz./140g (camera body only)

Note: 26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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