PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
Fun, pocket-sized and totally intuitive.
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.
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.
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.*
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.
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.
A special 1cm Super Macro mode allows you to capture small scale detail from as close as 1cm away.
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.
Available in shooting or playback mode, Automatic Red-Eye Correction accurately removes the red-eye effect caused by flash.
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.
Framing, reviewing and sharing shots are equally easy with a bright 2.5” LCD. Night Display mode aids visibility in low light, while a selectable Grid Line display helps with composition.
Supplement your photos with smooth, 30fps VGA video clips. A special Long Play mode lets you store twice the regular amount of footage on your memory card.
|Type||1/2.3 type CCD|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 10.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC III with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||6.6 - 21.6 mm (35mm equivalent: 37 – 122mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 3.3x. Digital approx. 4x ² (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom ¹)². Combined approx. 13x|
|Maximum f/number||f/3.0 - f/5.8|
|Construction||7 elements in 6 groups (1 aspherical UA element)|
|AF System/ Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 5-point), 1-point AF (fixed centre)|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||Locked when shutter button is pressed half way|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|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)|
|AE Lock||Locked when shutter button is pressed half way|
|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|
|Monitor||6.2 cm (2.5”) TFT, Approx. 115,000 dots|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Face Detection FE|
|Built-in Flash Range||30cm - 3.0m (W) / 2.0m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|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))|
|Drive modes||Single, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹ (until the memory card is full)²|
|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)
|Movies||(L)640 x 480, 30fps/30fps(LP) |
(M)320 x 240, 30fps
|Movie Length||Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M)¹|
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||AVI [Motion JPEG compression]|
|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|
|Playback Zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi|
|Computer||USB (Mini-B, MTP, PTP)|
|Other||A/V output (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus. 32MB Memory card supplied|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows XP SP2-3 / Vista (including SP1) |
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||2x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries (Alkalines supplied)|
|Battery life||Approx. 200 shots ¹ (with supplied batteries) |
Approx. 470 shots (with optional Canon NB-3AH batteries) ¹
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|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||92.1 x 62.0 x 31.1 mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 187 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
|Movie Length||¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.|
|Battery life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.|