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Canon A3100 IS vs Canon A495

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
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Canon PowerShot A3100 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A495 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A3100 IS vs Canon A495 Key Specs

Canon A3100 IS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-140mm (F2.7-5.6) lens
  • 165g - 97 x 58 x 28mm
  • Announced January 2010
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 A3100 IS vs Canon A495 Overview

Below is a complete overview of the Canon A3100 IS versus Canon A495, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both created by Canon. The image resolution of the A3100 IS (12MP) and the A495 (10MP) is relatively similar and both cameras boast the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The A3100 IS was revealed around the same time to the A495 and they are both of a similar age. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a thorough comparison, here is a short view of how the A3100 IS grades against the A495 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3100 IS over the Canon A495

 A3100 IS A495 
Screen size2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution230k115kSharper screen (+115k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A3100 IS

 A495 A3100 IS 

Common features in the Canon A3100 IS and Canon A495

 A3100 IS A495 
LaunchedJanuary 2010January 2010Similar age
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither comes with Touch friendly screen

Canon A3100 IS vs Canon A495 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera, you will need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon A3100 IS comes with outer measurements of 97mm x 58mm x 28mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 165 grams (0.36 lbs) whilst 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 change dependant on the lens you are employing during that time. Here is a front view overall size comparison of the A3100 IS vs the A495.

Canon A3100 IS vs Canon A495 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A3100 IS and A495 is 94 and 93 respectively.

Canon A3100 IS vs Canon A495 top view buttons comparison

Canon A3100 IS vs Canon A495 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very hard to visualize the contrast between sensor measurements only by reviewing specs. The visual underneath might provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the A3100 IS and A495.

All in all, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You can count on the Canon A3100 IS to offer more detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop pictures way more aggressively.

Canon A3100 IS vs Canon A495 sensor size comparison

Canon A3100 IS vs Canon A495 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3100 IS vs Canon A495 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A3100 IS
Portrait photography with Canon A495
21
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
19
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A3100 IS Street photography advice
Canon A495 Street photography advice
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
46
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A3100 IS
Sports photography with Canon A495
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
max frames per second low (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
16
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A3100 IS
Travel photography with Canon A495
51
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
50
has built in flash
no Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3100 IS Landscape photography advice
Canon A495 Landscape photography advice
27
has image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
tiny screen (2.7")
lack of manual mode
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
22
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
lack of manual exposure
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3100 IS Vlogging info
Canon A495 Vlogging info
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of mic port
21
wide angle not fantastic (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
no mic socket
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Canon A3100 IS vs Canon A495 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3100 IS and Canon A495
 Canon PowerShot A3100 ISCanon PowerShot A495
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Canon PowerShot A495
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2010-01-05 2010-01-05
Physical type 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 12MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type 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
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inch 2.5 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 115 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
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)
Highest video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 165g (0.36 pounds) 175g (0.39 pounds)
Physical dimensions 97 x 58 x 28mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.1") 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 ID NB-8L 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2, 10, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HD MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $159 $109