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Canon A1300 vs Canon A495

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
23
Overall
32
Canon PowerShot A1300 front
 
Canon PowerShot A495 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A1300 vs Canon A495 Key Specs

Canon A1300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 174g - 95 x 62 x 30mm
  • Introduced February 2012
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
  • Launched January 2010
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Canon A1300 vs Canon A495 Overview

The following is a thorough analysis of the Canon A1300 versus Canon A495, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are offered by Canon. There is a large difference among the image resolutions of the A1300 (16MP) and A495 (10MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A1300 was revealed 2 years after the A495 which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a full comparison, here is a simple view of how the A1300 scores against the A495 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A1300 over the Canon A495

 A1300 A495 
LaunchedFebruary 2012January 2010Newer by 26 months
Screen size2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution230k115kSharper screen (+115k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A1300

 A495 A1300 

Common features in the Canon A1300 and Canon A495

 A1300 A495 
Manual focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Canon A1300 vs Canon A495 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to travel with your camera often, you will want to think about its weight and volume. The Canon A1300 provides external dimensions of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") with a weight of 174 grams (0.38 lbs) and the Canon A495 has sizing 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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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you use at that moment. Here is a front view measurements comparison of the A1300 against the A495.

Canon A1300 vs Canon A495 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the A1300 and A495 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A1300 vs Canon A495 top view buttons comparison

Canon A1300 vs Canon A495 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to see the contrast in sensor dimensions just by seeing a spec sheet. The pic underneath may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the A1300 and A495.

As you can see, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Canon A1300 to provide more detail because of its extra 6MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop photographs way more aggressively. The fresher A1300 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A1300 vs Canon A495 sensor size comparison

Canon A1300 vs Canon A495 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A1300 vs Canon A495 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A1300 Portrait photography info
Canon A495 Portrait photography info
34
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
features face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
19
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
resolution not great (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A1300
Street photography with Canon A495
47
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
46
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A1300
Sports photography with Canon A495
33
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
features tracking focus
slow frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
16
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A1300 Travel photography highlights
Canon A495 Travel photography highlights
65
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
50
built-in flash
does not have Timelapse recording
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A1300 Landscape photography features
Canon A495 Landscape photography features
33
rather wide (28mm)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Timelapse recording
22
manual focus not available
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
small screen (2.5")
manual mode not available
no image stabilization
resolution not great (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A1300
Vlogging with Canon A495
28
rather wide (28mm)
features face detect focusing
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone port
21
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have microphone support
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Canon A1300 vs Canon A495 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A1300 and Canon A495
 Canon PowerShot A1300Canon PowerShot A495
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A1300 Canon PowerShot A495
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-02-07 2010-01-05
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 37-122mm (3.3x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focus range 3cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 2.5"
Resolution of display 230k dots 115k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 174 grams (0.38 pounds) 175 grams (0.39 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 photographs -
Battery style AA -
Battery model 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Card slots One One
Price at launch $119 $109