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Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495

Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Canon PowerShot A1100 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A495 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495 Key Specs

Canon A1100 IS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-140mm (F2.7-5.6) lens
  • 150g - 95 x 62 x 31mm
  • Revealed February 2009
Canon A495
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-122mm (F3.0-5.8) lens
  • 175g - 94 x 62 x 31mm
  • Announced January 2010
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Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495 Overview

Here, we will be analyzing the Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are sold by Canon. The sensor resolution of the A1100 IS (12MP) and the A495 (10MP) is pretty close and both cameras offer the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A1100 IS was announced 10 months earlier than the A495 and they are both of a similar age. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise summary of how the A1100 IS scores against the A495 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon A1100 IS over the Canon A495

 A1100 IS A495 

Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A1100 IS

 A495 A1100 IS 
AnnouncedJanuary 2010February 2009Fresher by 10 months

Common features in the Canon A1100 IS and Canon A495

 A1100 IS A495 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size2.5"2.5"Same screen dimensions
Screen resolution115k115kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry your camera often, you are going to need to factor its weight and size. The Canon A1100 IS comes with outside dimensions of 95mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) and the Canon A495 has specifications of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have chosen at the time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the A1100 IS vs the A495.

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A1100 IS and A495 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495 top view buttons comparison

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's difficult to envision the contrast in sensor sizing purely by viewing specifications. The photograph underneath will help give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A1100 IS and A495.

Plainly, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Canon A1100 IS to render extra detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots way more aggressively. The older A1100 IS will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495 sensor size comparison

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A1100 IS as a Portrait photography camera
Canon A495 as a Portrait photography camera
26
supports face detection focus
no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
19
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Street photography advice
Canon A495 Street photography advice
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
46
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Sports photography highlights
Canon A495 Sports photography highlights
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
16
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A1100 IS
Travel photography with Canon A495
50
has built in flash
missing Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
50
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Landscape photography info
Canon A495 Landscape photography info
27
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
small screen (2.5")
no manual mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
22
manual focus not available
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
small screen (2.5")
lack of manual exposure
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A1100 IS as a Vlogging camera
Canon A495 as a Vlogging camera
27
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external microphone socket
21
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of mic port
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Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A495 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A1100 IS and Canon A495
 Canon PowerShot A1100 ISCanon PowerShot A495
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Canon PowerShot A495
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-02-18 2010-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-140mm (4.0x) 37-122mm (3.3x)
Highest aperture f/2.7-5.6 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focusing distance 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.5" 2.5"
Resolution of screen 115 thousand dot 115 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 150 gr (0.33 lb) 175 gr (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2, 10, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HD MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $160 $109