Canon A490 weighs 175 g (0.39 lb / 6.17 oz)
and has external dimensions of 94 x 62 x 31 mm (3.7 x 2.44 x 1.22″)
. Considering that the average weight of Compact type cameras is 188g, its weight is about average in its class. With a thickness of 31mm, it also has an average thickness.
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Canon A490, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Below you can find the comparison of the weight and thickness of Canon A490 with its main competitors:
Canon A490 Size Compared to Main Competitors
Canon A490 doesn't have any environmental sealings on its body so you got to be extra careful to protect it against water and dust. If you shoot under these conditions very often, consider checking Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing page.