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Canon A2300 vs Canon A495

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
25
Overall
33
Canon PowerShot A2300 front
 
Canon PowerShot A495 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A2300 vs Canon A495 Key Specs

Canon A2300
(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
  • 125g - 95 x 54 x 20mm
  • Released February 2012
Canon A495
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • 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 A2300 vs Canon A495 Overview

The following is a extensive review of the Canon A2300 versus Canon A495, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are produced by Canon. There is a crucial difference among the sensor resolutions of the A2300 (16MP) and A495 (10MP) but both cameras have the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The A2300 was released 2 years after the A495 which is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a in-depth comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the A2300 grades versus the A495 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2300 over the Canon A495

 A2300 A495 
AnnouncedFebruary 2012January 2010Newer by 26 months
Display dimensions2.7"2.5"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution230k115kSharper display (+115k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A2300

 A495 A2300 

Common features in the Canon A2300 and Canon A495

 A2300 A495 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Canon A2300 vs Canon A495 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera, you need to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon A2300 features outer measurements of 95mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8") having a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Canon A495 has proportions 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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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you select during that time. Here is a front view sizing comparison of the A2300 against the A495.

Canon A2300 vs Canon A495 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the A2300 and A495 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Canon A2300 vs Canon A495 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2300 vs Canon A495 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's tough to picture the gap in sensor dimensions only by going through specs. The picture below may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the A2300 and A495.

All in all, both of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You should anticipate the Canon A2300 to show greater detail as a result of its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop images more aggressively. The younger A2300 should have a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon A2300 vs Canon A495 sensor size comparison

Canon A2300 vs Canon A495 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2300 vs Canon A495 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2300 Portrait photography features
Canon A495 Portrait photography features
34
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
provides face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
19
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A2300
Street photography with Canon A495
56
lighter than competition (125g)
fixed screen
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
46
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2300 Sports photography information
Canon A495 Sports photography information
32
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
max fps low (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery (210 shots)
lack of phase detect autofocus
16
slow fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2300 Travel photography factors
Canon A495 Travel photography factors
66
lighter than competition (125g)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
bad battery (210 CIPA)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
50
built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2300 Landscape photography highlights
Canon A495 Landscape photography highlights
33
really wide (28mm)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
no image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
bad battery (210 per charge)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
22
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
lack of manual exposure
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2300 Vlogging information
Canon A495 Vlogging information
30
really wide (28mm)
provides face detect autofocus
lighter than competition (125 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic support
21
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have mic port
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Canon A2300 vs Canon A495 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2300 and Canon A495
 Canon PowerShot A2300Canon PowerShot A495
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A2300 Canon PowerShot A495
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2012-02-07 2010-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
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)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focus distance 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 2.5 inches
Display resolution 230k dot 115k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 15s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual 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
AE 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)
Max video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format H.264 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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 125g (0.28 lb) 175g (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 54 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8") 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 210 photos -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-11L 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Storage slots One One
Retail cost $139 $109