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Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495

Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A495 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495 Key Specs

Canon A4000 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 145g - 95 x 56 x 24mm
  • 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
  • Introduced January 2010
Photography Glossary

Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495 Overview

Below is a extended comparison of the Canon A4000 IS and Canon A495, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both created by Canon. There is a big difference among the sensor resolutions of the A4000 IS (16MP) and A495 (10MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The A4000 IS was brought out 2 years later than the A495 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a full comparison, below is a quick view of how the A4000 IS matches up vs the A495 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A4000 IS over the Canon A495

 A4000 IS A495 
IntroducedFebruary 2012January 2010More recent by 26 months
Display dimension3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution230k115kClearer display (+115k dot)

Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A4000 IS

 A495 A4000 IS 

Common features in the Canon A4000 IS and Canon A495

 A4000 IS A495 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you are going to need to take into account its weight and size. The Canon A4000 IS provides outside dimensions of 95mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 145 grams (0.32 lbs) whilst the Canon A495 has specifications 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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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have attached at that moment. Here is the front view size comparison of the A4000 IS vs the A495.

Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the A4000 IS and A495 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495 top view buttons comparison

Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's difficult to see the difference in sensor measurements just by looking through specifications. The photograph underneath may offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A4000 IS and A495.

To sum up, the two cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Canon A4000 IS to provide you with extra detail having its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop pics much more aggressively. The younger A4000 IS will have an edge when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495 sensor size comparison

Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Portrait photography info
Canon A495 Portrait photography info
34
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focus
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
19
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
low resolution (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A4000 IS as a Street photography camera
Canon A495 as a Street photography camera
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
46
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Sports photography features
Canon A495 Sports photography features
38
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (175 shots)
lacks phase detect auto focus
16
max frames per second low (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Travel photography details
Canon A495 Travel photography details
62
good resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
not so great battery pack (175 per charge)
does not offer selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
50
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low resolution (10 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A4000 IS Landscape photography features
Canon A495 Landscape photography features
41
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual control
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
not so great battery pack (175 CIPA)
lack of Timelapse mode
22
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A4000 IS
Vlogging with Canon A495
31
quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not offer selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone socket
21
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone port
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Canon A4000 IS vs Canon A495 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A4000 IS and Canon A495
 Canon PowerShot A4000 ISCanon PowerShot A495
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A4000 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 measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 10 megapixel
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
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 37-122mm (3.3x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 2.5 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 115 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash modes 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
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
Microphone 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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 145 gr (0.32 lbs) 175 gr (0.39 lbs)
Dimensions 95 x 56 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 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 175 pictures -
Battery form 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 recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $199 $109