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Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495

Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
30
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A3300 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A495 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495 Key Specs

Canon A3300 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Revealed 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
  • Released January 2010
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Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Canon A3300 IS and Canon A495, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are built by Canon. There is a noticeable difference between the resolutions of the A3300 IS (16MP) and A495 (10MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The A3300 IS was manufactured 13 months later than the A495 which makes them a generation apart from each other. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving into a complete comparison, here is a quick summation of how the A3300 IS grades vs the A495 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3300 IS over the Canon A495

 A3300 IS A495 
ReleasedJanuary 2011January 2010More recent by 13 months
Screen dimensions3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution230k115kSharper screen (+115k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A3300 IS

 A495 A3300 IS 

Common features in the Canon A3300 IS and Canon A495

 A3300 IS A495 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither includes Touch friendly screen

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to lug around your camera often, you're going to have to factor its weight and size. The Canon A3300 IS features physical dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Canon A495 has specifications of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs).

Contrast the Canon A3300 IS and Canon A495 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are using during that time. Below is a front view measurement comparison of the A3300 IS and the A495.

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the A3300 IS and A495 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495 top view buttons comparison

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very difficult to picture the gap between sensor measurements just by reading through a spec sheet. The visual below might give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the A3300 IS and A495.

As you can see, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You can expect the Canon A3300 IS to give you more detail due to its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop shots a bit more aggressively. The fresher A3300 IS provides a benefit in sensor technology.

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495 sensor size comparison

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3300 IS Portrait photography factors
Canon A495 Portrait photography factors
34
decent MP (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
19
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A3300 IS Street photography factors
Canon A495 Street photography factors
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
46
no moving screen
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A3300 IS Sports photography factors
Canon A495 Sports photography factors
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
16
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A3300 IS Travel photography details
Canon A495 Travel photography details
65
decent MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
50
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (10MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3300 IS as a Landscape photography camera
Canon A495 as a Landscape photography camera
43
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
no manual control
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
22
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
small screen (2.5 inches)
manual mode not possible
no image stabilization
low megapixels (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3300 IS Vlogging highlights
Canon A495 Vlogging highlights
31
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of microphone port
21
wide angle not great (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of mic jack
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Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A495 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3300 IS and Canon A495
 Canon PowerShot A3300 ISCanon PowerShot A495
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Canon PowerShot A495
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2011-01-05 2010-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology -
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 16 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing 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
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 37-122mm (3.3x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focus range 3cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.5"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 115k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.00 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
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 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format MPEG-4 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 149 grams (0.33 lb) 175 grams (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 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 230 shots -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-8L 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $200 $109