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.jpg

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CHDK Release (outdated)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Final beta release (beta06) (outdated)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