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Canon A1200 vs Canon A495

Portability
92
Imaging
35
Features
19
Overall
28
Canon PowerShot A1200 front
 
Canon PowerShot A495 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A1200 vs Canon A495 Key Specs

Canon A1200
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 185g - 98 x 63 x 31mm
  • Announced January 2011
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
  • Introduced January 2010
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Canon A1200 vs Canon A495 Overview

Following is a extensive analysis of the Canon A1200 vs Canon A495, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are created by Canon. The resolution of the A1200 (12MP) and the A495 (10MP) is pretty well matched and they use the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The A1200 was unveiled 13 months after the A495 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting through a in depth comparison, below is a simple summary of how the A1200 grades versus the A495 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A1200 over the Canon A495

 A1200 A495 
IntroducedJanuary 2011January 2010More modern by 13 months
Screen sizing2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution230k115kClearer screen (+115k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A1200

 A495 A1200 

Common features in the Canon A1200 and Canon A495

 A1200 A495 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Canon A1200 vs Canon A495 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to carry around your camera frequently, you have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Canon A1200 features external measurements of 98mm x 63mm x 31mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 1.2") with a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs) while the Canon A495 has measurements of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are using at that time. Following is the front view physical size comparison of the A1200 and the A495.

Canon A1200 vs Canon A495 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A1200 and A495 is 92 and 93 respectively.

Canon A1200 vs Canon A495 top view buttons comparison

Canon A1200 vs Canon A495 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very tough to imagine the gap between sensor sizes simply by looking at a spec sheet. The image underneath should offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the A1200 and A495.

Clearly, each of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You should expect the Canon A1200 to give extra detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The younger A1200 should have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Canon A1200 vs Canon A495 sensor size comparison

Canon A1200 vs Canon A495 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A1200 vs Canon A495 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A1200 as a Portrait photography camera
Canon A495 as a Portrait photography camera
26
provides face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
19
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A1200 Street photography details
Canon A495 Street photography details
46
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
46
no moving screen
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon A1200 Sports photography information
Canon A495 Sports photography information
23
provides tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (200 shots)
has no phase detect AF
16
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A1200
Travel photography with Canon A495
55
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
not so great battery life (200 CIPA)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
50
built-in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
low MP (10 megapixels)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A1200 Landscape photography factors
Canon A495 Landscape photography factors
27
relatively wide (28mm)
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
not so great battery life (200 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse recording
22
lack of manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A1200 as a Vlogging camera
Canon A495 as a Vlogging camera
27
relatively wide (28mm)
provides face detection focusing
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic socket
21
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have external microphone socket
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Canon A1200 vs Canon A495 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A1200 and Canon A495
 Canon PowerShot A1200Canon PowerShot A495
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A1200 Canon PowerShot A495
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2011-01-05 2010-01-05
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 37-122mm (3.3x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focusing range 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 2.5 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 115k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 185 gr (0.41 pounds) 175 gr (0.39 pounds)
Dimensions 98 x 63 x 31mm (3.9" x 2.5" 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 life 200 shots -
Type of battery AA -
Battery ID 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Card slots Single Single
Launch price $109 $109