Canon PowerShot A480 Review

March 17, 2009 | Mark Goldstein |

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The PowerShot A480 is Canon's newest entry-level model, and takes on a new look from its predecessor the A470. Sporting a 10-Megapixel imaging sensor, advanced face detection software, 3.3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5-inch LCD screen; Canon has put together a nice feature set for a camera in this price range. This fully automatic model is incredibly easy to use, even if you have never picked up a digital camera before.
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The Canon PowerShot A480 has a meagre set of controls and a relatively lacklustre 2.5-inch LCD. Despite the plasticky feel of the camera, there are a few thrills, including face-detection auto-focus which is linked with metering and flash exposure as well as white balance. You also get motion detection technology, which senses subject motion and increases the ISO setting for faster shutter speeds. Sadly though, this is the only model on test to lack Canon's optical image-stabiliser system built into the lens.
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