Canon S100 with Canon A490 Comparison

Canon S100 and Canon A490 Main Features

  • December, 2011
  • January, 2010
  • 12 MP 1/1.7 CMOS Sensor
  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 24-120 mm (5x) F2.0-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 37-122 mm (3.3x) F3.0-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 2.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • -
  • 99 x 60 x 28 mm, 198g.
  • 94 x 62 x 31 mm, 175g.
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Canon S100 Scores


Imaging score
43
Features score
50
Value for money score
68
Portability score
96
Overall score
52

Canon A490 Scores


Imaging score
19
Features score
18
Value for money score
45
Portability score
96
Overall score
27

Canon PowerShot A490 with Canon PowerShot S100 Overview


Let's compare PowerShot S100 with PowerShot A490. Both cameras produced Canon. These models are included in the Small Sensor Compact cameras. Canon S100 was released in 2011, and Canon A490 in 2010. PowerShot S100 is newer, which is a plus. PowerShot A490 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of PowerShot S100 is greater than that of PowerShot A490. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . PowerShot S100 has image stabilization(Optical), PowerShot A490 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Canon S100 has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Canon PowerShot S100 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting. Canon PowerShot S100 has 1.0 fps continuous shooting.

General PowerShot S100 PowerShot A490
Brand Canon Canon
Model PowerShot S100 PowerShot A490
Announced December, 2011 January, 2010
Body Type Compact Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 3 1
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 461k pixels 115k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 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 9 5
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00 3.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/1.7 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 7.53 x 5.64 mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 42.5 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 6400 1600
Min Native ISO 80 80
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 640 x 480
Video Formats H.264, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 200 shots 0 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-5L 2 x AA
Physical
Weight 198 g 175 g
Physical Dimensions 99 x 60 x 28 mm 94 x 62 x 31 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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