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Canon A2500 vs Canon A495

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2500 front
 
Canon PowerShot A495 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A2500 vs Canon A495 Key Specs

Canon A2500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 135g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2013
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
  • Revealed January 2010
Photography Glossary

Canon A2500 vs Canon A495 Overview

The following is a thorough analysis of the Canon A2500 and Canon A495, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are sold by Canon. There exists a large gap among the resolutions of the A2500 (16MP) and A495 (10MP) but they use the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The A2500 was released 3 years after the A495 which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a in depth comparison, below is a concise summation of how the A2500 matches up against the A495 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2500 over the Canon A495

 A2500 A495 
RevealedJanuary 2013January 2010Newer by 38 months
Display sizing3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution230k115kSharper display (+115k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A2500

 A495 A2500 

Common features in the Canon A2500 and Canon A495

 A2500 A495 
Manual focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

Canon A2500 vs Canon A495 Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera, you'll need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon A2500 comes with outer dimensions of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) while the Canon A495 has dimensions of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the A2500 compared to the A495.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A495 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the A2500 and A495 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A495 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2500 vs Canon A495 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to visualise the difference in sensor dimensions just by viewing specifications. The image underneath might offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A2500 and A495.

Plainly, both of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Canon A2500 to render greater detail as a result of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop pics far more aggressively. The newer A2500 is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A495 sensor size comparison

Canon A2500 vs Canon A495 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2500 vs Canon A495 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Portrait photography camera
Canon A495 as a Portrait photography camera
35
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
supports face detect focus
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
19
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A2500 Street photography information
Canon A495 Street photography information
56
lighter than competitors in class (135 grams)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
46
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A2500
Sports photography with Canon A495
34
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
supports tracking focus
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
16
max fps low (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A2500
Travel photography with Canon A495
69
lighter than competitors in class (135 grams)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
50
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
low MP (10MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Landscape photography camera
Canon A495 as a Landscape photography camera
39
rather wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
manual focus not available
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
no manual control
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
22
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
small screen (2.5 inch)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A2500
Vlogging with Canon A495
30
rather wide (28mm)
supports face detect focus
lighter than competitors in class (135g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of mic socket
21
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of external mic jack
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Canon A2500 vs Canon A495 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2500 and Canon A495
 Canon PowerShot A2500Canon PowerShot A495
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A2500 Canon PowerShot A495
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2013-01-29 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 37-122mm (3.3x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focusing distance 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3" 2.5"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 115 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, 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
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 135 grams (0.30 lb) 175 grams (0.39 lb)
Dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 220 photographs -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID 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 1 1
Price at launch $109 $109