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Canon A490 vs Canon A495

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A490 front
 
Canon PowerShot A495 front
Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A490 vs Canon A495 Key Specs

Canon A490
(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
  • Revealed January 2010
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
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Canon A490 vs Canon A495 Overview

Below, we are contrasting the Canon A490 and Canon A495, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are designed by Canon. The sensor resolution of the A490 (10MP) and the A495 (10MP) is very similar and they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The A490 was manufactured about the same time to the A495 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a complete comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the A490 scores against the A495 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A490 over the Canon A495

 A490 A495 

Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A490

 A495 A490 

Common features in the Canon A490 and Canon A495

 A490 A495 
IntroducedJanuary 2010January 2010Similar generation
Manual focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension2.5"2.5"Identical display measurement
Display resolution115k115kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Canon A490 vs Canon A495 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to travel with your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon A490 comes with external dimensions of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) and the Canon A495 has dimensions of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have at the time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the A490 compared to the A495.

Canon A490 vs Canon A495 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the A490 and A495 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A490 vs Canon A495 top view buttons comparison

Canon A490 vs Canon A495 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is hard to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions just by reading specs. The picture here should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the A490 and A495.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same megapixels therefore you should expect similar quality of photographs however you will want to factor the release date of the products into consideration.

Canon A490 vs Canon A495 sensor size comparison

Canon A490 vs Canon A495 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A490 vs Canon A495 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A490 Portrait photography details
Canon A495 Portrait photography details
19
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
19
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A490 Street photography advice
Canon A495 Street photography advice
46
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
46
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon A490 Sports photography features
Canon A495 Sports photography features
16
max fps low (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
16
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A490 Travel photography details
Canon A495 Travel photography details
50
flash built-in
missing Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
50
has built in flash
missing Timelapse mode
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A490 as a Landscape photography camera
Canon A495 as a Landscape photography camera
22
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
small screen (2.5 inch)
no manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
22
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
small screen (2.5")
manual exposure not available
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A490 Vlogging features
Canon A495 Vlogging features
21
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
missing mic port
21
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
missing microphone support
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Canon A490 vs Canon A495 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A490 and Canon A495
 Canon PowerShot A490Canon PowerShot A495
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A490 Canon PowerShot A495
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 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 measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 5 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 37-122mm (3.3x) 37-122mm (3.3x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.5 inches 2.5 inches
Screen resolution 115k dots 115k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 175 gr (0.39 lb) 175 gr (0.39 lb)
Dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SC/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Card slots 1 1
Cost at release $99 $109