Powershot A460[]

The Powershot A460 is a 5 MP entry-level camera released in January of 2007


CHDK is available for the Canon PowerShot A460 with firmware version 1.00D from the Download page

  • This camera do not have multipartition support, the autostart method is only supported up to 4GB cards;
    starting CHDK with the "Firmware Update" menu item works also with cards > 4GB

Canon PowerShot A460

Reviews and Specifications[]

Technical Data[]

  • Digic II image procesor
  • VxWorks operating system
  • Sensor: 5MP, 1/3" CCD type, JPEG image size: 2592 x 1944
  • Lens: 5.4-21.6 mm (38-152 35 mm equiv), 4.0x optical zoom, F/2.8 - F/5.8
  • Display: 2.0 inch TFT, 86,000 pixels
  • No image stabilisation (IS)
  • Storage: SD / SDHC / MMC card
  • Power: 2 x AA size batteries
  • Dimensions: 106 x 51.8 x 40.2 mm (4.2 x 2.0 x 1.6 inch) , Weight: 165g (5.8 oz) without batteries
  • RAM: 16MB

Firmware information[]

The trick with the ver.req file works on my (i.e.'s) A460 as well, with the following result:

Canon PowerShot A460
P-ID:3149  PAL  V

Firmware Ver GM1.00D
No Error
Dec  1 2006   17:28:24

Pressing SET+DISP buttons again results in:

Canon PowerShot A460
P-ID:3149  PAL  V

Adj Ver.009.005

For developers[]

Porting CHDK for the A460 is finally done

CHDK Release (outdated)[]

The A460 version of the current CHDK is available in the Autobuild.

Final beta release (beta06) (outdated)[]

(4.March 2008) You can get beta06 (final) CHDK binaries for A460 1.00d here:

More details and bug reporting here:,474.msg5796.html#msg5796

Special thanks to muttley and his A550 page.

Memory map[]

0xffc00000: firmware flash data


0xc0220080: 0x46 enables orange focus assist LED, 0x44 disables it
0xc0220084: 0x46 enables blue print LED, 0x44 disables it

Firmware dumps[]


Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror