Canon PowerShot A410 - Entry-level digital camera
The Canon PowerShot A410 fully meets the requirements for an entry-level digital camera. Simplicity, great quality and an operating process that consists of both ease and comfort can all be found in the Canon A410. With a resolution of 3.2 Megapixels, 3.2x optical zoom and a wide array of preset scenes with even a few manual settings, Canon delivers a very extensive and complete entry-level model.
Canon PowerShot A410 - Good image quality
The image quality is great and the beginning photographer will succeed in taking a photo realistic print without all too much effort. The 3.2x optical zoom is of good quality, although it encounters a small distortion in the wide angle mode and suffers from a little chromatic aberration. However, upon zooming in these tiny hitches will disappear without a trace. The material used for the housing consists of durable plastic and has been neatly finished.
Canon A410 - Small LCD display and optical viewfinder
There are a few things that should however be commented on. The small size of the LCD display, for instance, could very well present a problem. In my personal opinion, it is too small and should have at least had a size of 1.8 inch. Furthermore, the optical viewfinder could have also done with a slightly larger size. As the camera has been presented as the successor of the PowerShot A400, it would have made sense to at least improve on the size of the display. It has to be admitted the camera is somewhat chunky, which may prove to be unhandy if you prefer to carry your camera with you at all times.
Canon PowerShot A410 - DIGIC II processor
The PowerShot A410 truly excels as far as image quality, exposure and the speed of image processing is concerned. A feature which without counts as considerable added value is the integration of the powerful DIGIC II processor. This technique which is also used in Canon's professional digital reflex cameras contributes essentially to the remarkably fast and economical features of the Canon PowerShot A410 digital camera.
Canon A410 - Outstanding camera for the novice photographer
The Canon A410 will prove to be an outstanding camera for any novice that is looking for a digital camera. For this type of photographer, the possibilities and options offered make it very well suited to replace a 35mm camera. The quality lives up to all expectations; comfort and ease are close at hand. Still, it has to be said that there are boundaries and limitations to how far you can take this camera, it is for instance quite clear that unleashing one's creativity will mostly remain restricted to the shooting modes. If this, however, is a fact you can overlook, the Canon PowerShot A410 will be an excellent choice indeed. The camera is therefore truly recommended to any beginning photographer!
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Canon A410 - Secure Digital memory card
Canon has clearly opted for the Secure Digital memory card. With the exception of the digital reflex cameras that have made the plunge into the CompactFlash size cards, the remaining Canon PowerShot and Digital IXUS cameras support the Secure Digital memory card. The Canon A410 is quite fast when it comes to processing the images. When shooting a series of images, the user can capture images sequentially in the highest resolution and quality until the memory card is full. This all can be done with a speed of approximately 2.5 images per second, an impressive feature for an entry-level digital camera. With single images the camera has a speed of 1.8 seconds per captured image.
Considering 128MB storage capacity:
Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 76 images
Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 132 images
Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 269 images
Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 121 images
Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 217 images
Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 411 images
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 211 images
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 372 images
Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 652 images
Resolution 640 x 480 pixels - JPEG - Super fine - 460 images
Resolution 640 x 480 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 711 images
Resolution 640 x 480 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 1118 images
Video - 640 x 480 pixels - 10 fps - 3 min 10 sec
Video - 320 x 240 pixels - 20 fps - 4 min 29 sec
Video - 160 x 120 pixels - 15 fps - 14 min 29 sec