With an ISO of 400 - 3200, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot A490 where no A-Series has gone before - into the shadows! Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic color and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light, so the result will be scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Canon camera.
Smart Flash Exposure is a technology that can produce excellent flash exposures across a wide range of conditions, and helps ensure against over- or under-exposed images. The detail and color of your photo remain intact and truer to life even in challenging lighting.
Shooting Modes Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions
Auto The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
P Program Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
Movie Shoot in VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps/30 fps LP) and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB per clip.
Special Scene Modes
Portrait The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
Night Snapshot Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Kids & Pets Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Indoor Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
Low Light For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
Beach Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Foliage Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Sunset Capture stunning sunsets with all the dazzle and impact.
Fireworks Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Long Shutter Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Actual results may vary from examples shown above. Final image may vary depending on picture composition.