Canon PowerShot A480 Review

Overall Score

27

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 37-122 mm (3.3x) F3.0-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 92 x 62 x 31 mm, 140g.
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Canon PowerShot A480 Overview


First introduced in January, 2009, Canon PowerShot A480 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Canon A480 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot A480

Sensor resolution of Canon A480 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Canon A480 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon A480


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot A480 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
140g Light Body
±2 AE Bracketing Range
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
5.8 Lens at Tele
37 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.8
Low Screen Resolution: 115k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.0
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 115 fps
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot A480 has an Overall Score of 27/100 and ranked #765 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1187 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon A480 Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
18
Value for money score
45
Portability score
97
Overall score
27
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Canon A480


Canon PowerShot A480 weighs 140g and has external dimensions of 92 x 62 x 31mm (3.62 x 2.44 x 1.22"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Canon A480 is 2 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon A480 is less by 4mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Canon A480
140g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Canon A480
31mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot A480 with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot A480

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot A480 Dimensions PowerShot A480
Nikon Coolpix S7000 Nikon S7000 165 g 140 g 99 x 60 x 27 mm 92 x 62 x 31 mm
Pentax WG-3 GPS Pentax WG-3 GPS 238 g 140 g 125 x 64 x 33 mm 92 x 62 x 31 mm
Nikon Coolpix S2900 Nikon S2900 119 g 140 g 95 x 59 x 20 mm 92 x 62 x 31 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 Sony W830 122 g 140 g 93 x 52 x 23 mm 92 x 62 x 31 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 140 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 92 x 62 x 31 mm
Nikon Coolpix L31 Nikon L31 160 g 140 g 96 x 59 x 29 mm 92 x 62 x 31 mm
Canon ELPH 130 Canon ELPH 130 133 g 140 g 95 x 56 x 21 mm 92 x 62 x 31 mm
Nikon Coolpix L840 Nikon L840 538 g 140 g 114 x 89 x 96 mm 92 x 62 x 31 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot A480


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot A480
Announced January, 2009
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 115k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 5
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model 2 x AA
Physical
Weight 140 g
Physical Dimensions 92 x 62 x 31 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus, internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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