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PowerShot A480 - 10.0 MP, 3.3x optical, DIGIC III, 2.5” LCD, red
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Affordable, intuitive and fun, the PowerShot A480 uses Canon know-how to let everyone take great 10 MP photos. Available in four colours, its compact, lightweight design slips easily into any pocket.

10.0 Megapixels
With a 10 Megapixel sensor, you can capture every scene in vivid detail – ready for printing at sizes as large as A3+, or cropping to perfection without losing the detail necessary for larger prints.

Compact and colourful
Small and light enough to slip into a pocket, the PowerShot A480 has a classic, stylish design that feels great in the hand. Controlled by a simple button layout, it comes in a choice of four attractive colours.

3.3x optical zoom
Frame every picture perfectly with a Canon 3.3x optical zoom. In combination with digital zoom, magnification of up to 13x can be achieved.

As well as powering Face Detection Technology, Canon’s DIGIC III processor provides fast response times, superb image quality and colour reproduction. DIGIC III also delivers advanced noise reduction – ensuring that images remain sharp and clear.

15 shooting modes
A selection of shooting modes - including dedicated Kids & Pets and Indoor modes - make it easy to get the right settings for any scene. Simply select the mode you want, and let the camera take care of everything else.

1cm Macro shooting
A special 1cm Super Macro mode allows you to capture small scale detail from as close as 1cm away.

Great people shots
A suite of Face Detection technologies detects up to nine faces in a scene and adjusts focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance – for optimal results with natural-looking skin tones.

Auto Red-Eye Correction
Available in shooting or playback mode, Automatic Red-Eye Correction accurately removes the red-eye effect caused by flash.

Motion Detection Technology
Motion Detection Technology uses changes in scene information and scene brightness to accurately identify subject motion. The optimal ISO level is then automatically set, to minimise blur and maximise image quality.

Technical details
Source data-sheet
Processor model DIGIC III.
Compatible memory cards sd,mmc.
Display TFT.
Display diagonal 2.5"
System requirements
Mac compatibility true.
Interface USB (Mini-B, MTP, PTP).
Lens system
Digital zoom 4x
Aperture range f/3.0 - f/5.8.
Number of aspheric elements 1.
Lens structure (elements/groups) 7 / 6.
Focal length 6.6 - 21.6mm
Digital SLR false.
Optical zoom 3.3x
Weight & dimensions
Weight 140g
Height 62mm
Depth 31.1mm
Width 92.1mm
Light exposure
Camera shutter speed 1/60 - 1/2000s
ISO sensitivity 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600.
Picture quality
Megapixel 10MP
Supported camera resolutions (L) 3648 × 2736 (M1) 2816 × 2112 (M2) 2272 × 1704 1600 × 1200 (S) 640 × 480 (W) 3648 × 2048.
Maximum resolution 3648 × 2736pixels
Energy management
Battery technology Alkaline.
Battery type AA.
Number of batteries supported 2.
Environmental conditions
Operating relative humidity range 10-90%
Operating temperature range (T-T) 0-40°C
Colour of product Red.
Video capability true.
Video capture resolution 640 × 480pixels
Image sensor
Effective sensor resolution 10pixels
Optical sensor size 1/2.3"
Sensor type CCD.
Closest focusing distance 0.01m
Auto focus true.
Flash range (wide) 0.3-3m
Flash modes auto.
Flash off.
Built-in flash true.
Operating system/software
Compatible operating systems Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista Mac OS × v10.4 - 10.5.
Playback zoom 2x - 10x.
Camera file format JPEG.
White balance
White balance auto.
Scene modes
Scene modes Landscape.
Close-up (macro).
party (indoor).
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