Canon PowerShot A460 review
IMHO small, well build, Camera for print and show photo on TV. Made in China
When you view photo at the PC do not scale more then 70% - it looks bad. Blue/ purple fringing visible.
IMHO Panasonic FZ-5 has Real 5Mpix and Canon A460 has real 3...3,5 Mpix.
Very high noise visible in standart mode, ISO 80 looks mutch better. Unfortunally, very small Flash pover make dark all except face if you make portrait indoor.
You have no choise - without flash needs long exposure (1/5s, for example) and imposible to make contrast portrait, because people make brief and small move. You must use flash.
And high distotrion (geometriacaly) if you make portrait at 0.6...0.8 meter. As you can see, it's not easy to make a good portrait.
IF you want good picturies - make it in bright light & sunlight. In this case picturies looks pretty nice. Automatic exposure and focus works excelent.
Conclusion: Noise and Noise. Too noise 1/3'' sensor. ISO 200 not usable. There is not histogramm or overexposure warning in A460.