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Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
35
Overall
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Canon PowerShot A3400 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A495 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495 Key Specs

Canon A3400 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 126g - 94 x 56 x 21mm
  • Released 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
  • Introduced January 2010
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Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495 Overview

Below is a detailed comparison of the Canon A3400 IS and Canon A495, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both sold by Canon. There is a substantial difference between the sensor resolutions of the A3400 IS (16MP) and A495 (10MP) but they feature the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A3400 IS was launched 2 years later than the A495 and that is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a detailed comparison, below is a brief overview of how the A3400 IS matches up against the A495 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3400 IS over the Canon A495

 A3400 IS A495 
IntroducedFebruary 2012January 2010More recent by 26 months
Screen dimension3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution230k115kCrisper screen (+115k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A3400 IS

 A495 A3400 IS 

Common features in the Canon A3400 IS and Canon A495

 A3400 IS A495 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera, you should take into account its weight and measurements. The Canon A3400 IS offers physical measurements of 94mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Canon A495 has proportions 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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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are working with at that moment. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the A3400 IS versus the A495.

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the A3400 IS and A495 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495 top view buttons comparison

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be tough to picture the gap between sensor measurements merely by reviewing a spec sheet. The photograph here will help provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the A3400 IS and A495.

Clearly, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You can expect the Canon A3400 IS to deliver extra detail utilizing its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop photographs much more aggressively. The younger A3400 IS provides an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495 sensor size comparison

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3400 IS Portrait photography advice
Canon A495 Portrait photography advice
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megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
19
no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A3400 IS Street photography features
Canon A495 Street photography features
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has focus by touch
lighter than others (126 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
46
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A3400 IS
Sports photography with Canon A495
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built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
slow fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery power (180 shots)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
16
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A3400 IS as a Travel photography camera
Canon A495 as a Travel photography camera
68
lighter than others (126g)
has focus by touch
megapixel count good (16MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
low battery power (180 CIPA)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
50
flash built-in
lack of Time Lapse function
low MP (10 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (37mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3400 IS Landscape photography highlights
Canon A495 Landscape photography highlights
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quite wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not available
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
low battery power (180 shots)
does not have Time Lapse mode
22
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3400 IS Vlogging highlights
Canon A495 Vlogging highlights
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quite wide (28mm)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
lighter than others (126 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have mic jack
21
wide angle not great (37mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of mic jack
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Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A495 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3400 IS and Canon A495
 Canon PowerShot A3400 ISCanon PowerShot A495
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Canon PowerShot A495
Class 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 16 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 37-122mm (3.3x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-6.9 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 function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 126 gr (0.28 lb) 175 gr (0.39 lb)
Dimensions 94 x 56 x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") 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 180 pictures -
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 recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $230 $109