Canon Powershot A480 Digital Camera - Black (10MP, 3.3x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCD from Amazon for £73.99 delivered.

Canon Powershot A480 Digital Camera - Black (10MP, 3.3x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCD from Amazon for £73.99 delivered.

Found 21st Jan 2010
* 10.0 Megapixel, 3.3x optical zoom and 2.5 LCD with Image Inspection Tool for focus checking
* DIGIC III processing delivers high-quality images and intelligent technologies
* 15 shooting modes including 1cm Macro shooting and 30fps VGA movies with Long Play mode
* Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB and Red-Eye Correction in both shooting and playback
* Combats blur with Motion Detection Technology

Technical Details

Focal Length - 6.6 - 21.6 mm (35mm equivalent: 37 122mm)
Maximum f/number - f/3.0 - f/5.8
AF System/ Points - AiAF (Face Detection / 5-point), 1-point AF (fixed centre)
AF Point Selection - Size (Normal, Small)
Closest Focusing Distance - 1cm (W) from front of lens in Super Macro
Metering modes - Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
Exposure Compensation - +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivity - AUTO(incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed - 1/60 - 1/2000 sec (factory default) 15 - 1/2000 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
Settings - Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Modes - Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Built-in Flash Range - 30cm - 3.0m (W) / 2.0m (T)
Modes - Auto, P, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Long Shutter, Super Macro), Movie
Photo Effects - My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color (limited))
Image Size - (L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3, Date Stamp) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Compression - Fine, Normal
Movies - (L)640 x 480, 30fps/30fps(LP) (M)320 x 240, 30fps
Movie Length - Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M)
Canon Printers - Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
Red-Eye Correction - Yes, during shooting and playback
Self Timer - Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Type - SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus. 32MB Memory card supplied
Batteries - 2x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries (Alkalines supplied)
Battery life - Approx. 200 shots (with supplied batteries), Approx. 470 shots (with optional Canon NB-3AH batteries), Approx. 480 min. playback (with supplied batteries), Approx. 600 min. playback (with Canon NB-3AH batteries)
A/C Power Supply - Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK800
Cases / Straps - Soft Case DCC-480
Flash - High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers - Battery Charger Kit CBK4-300, Ni-MH Batteries NB4-300, AC adapter kit ACK800


I bought one of these when they were £60 at Argos before Christmas, I have been happy with it until this weekend when I went to Edinburgh. I went to turn the camera on and it came up with "lens error please restart camera" but the camera would not turn off or on and the lens was stuck out. I have been periodically taking the batteries out trying different batteries and trying to turn it on and off to no avail. Today when I finally got to Argos to try and return it I went in the shop put the batteries in and the camera worked perfectly!!!! what an idiot I looked. Glad it is working again but a bit worried as when I googled "canon lens error" it seems to be a common problem. I'm hoping it was just the cold weather.

never had problem with mine from Argos takes great pictures!! Canon the best camera maker!!!

It's a very good entry level camera, but to be honest it's regularly around this price or even less so not really a hot deal in my opinion - not cold by any means, just not especially hot.

Might be interesting to wait and see if Argos have any good camera deals in their new catalogue at the weekend (not Hitachi though!)
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