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Canon A495 vs Canon A800

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Canon PowerShot A800 front
Portability
93
Imaging
34
Features
19
Overall
28

Canon A495 vs Canon A800 Key Specs

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
  • Announced January 2010
Canon A800
(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
  • 186g - 94 x 61 x 31mm
  • Announced January 2011
Photography Glossary

Canon A495 vs Canon A800 Overview

Here, we are contrasting the Canon A495 versus Canon A800, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both created by Canon. The sensor resolution of the A495 (10MP) and the A800 (10MP) is very comparable and both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A495 was launched 12 months before the A800 and they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple summary of how the A495 scores versus the A800 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A800

 A495 A800 

Reasons to pick Canon A800 over the Canon A495

 A800 A495 
AnnouncedJanuary 2011January 2010More modern by 12 months

Common features in the Canon A495 and Canon A800

 A495 A800 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size2.5"2.5"Same display sizing
Display resolution115k115kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lacking Touch friendly display

Canon A495 vs Canon A800 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera often, you have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Canon A495 provides external dimensions of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") with a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Canon A800 has measurements of 94mm x 61mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") with a weight of 186 grams (0.41 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at the time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the A495 against the A800.

Canon A495 vs Canon A800 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A495 and A800 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Canon A800 top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Canon A800 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's hard to imagine the difference in sensor sizes simply by checking out specs. The pic here may offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the A495 and A800.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size and the same MP and you should expect comparable quality of pictures though you would want to factor the release date of the cameras into account. The more aged A495 will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon A495 vs Canon A800 sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Canon A800 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Canon A800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A495
Portrait photography with Canon A800
19
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
26
offers face detection focusing
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
no external flash support
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A495 Street photography highlights
Canon A800 Street photography highlights
46
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
46
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A495
Sports photography with Canon A800
16
slow frames per second (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
29
offers tracking autofocus
great battery life (300 CIPA)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A495 Travel photography info
Canon A800 Travel photography info
50
flash built-in
no Time Lapse mode
low MP (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
55
great battery life (300 shots)
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse function
low MP (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 Landscape photography info
Canon A800 Landscape photography info
22
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
no manual control
no image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Time Lapse mode
27
great battery life (300 CIPA)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is small (2.5 inch)
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 as a Vlogging camera
Canon A800 as a Vlogging camera
21
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
no mic socket
24
offers face detection focusing
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have external microphone port
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Canon A495 vs Canon A800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Canon A800
 Canon PowerShot A495Canon PowerShot A800
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A495 Canon PowerShot A800
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2010-01-05 2011-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - DIGIC 3
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 10 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing 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 photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-122mm (3.3x) 37-122mm (3.3x)
Maximal aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.5" 2.5"
Display resolution 115 thousand dot 115 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance 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 format Motion JPEG 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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 175 gr (0.39 pounds) 186 gr (0.41 pounds)
Physical dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 94 x 61 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 300 images
Battery form - AA
Battery model 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10sec, custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $109 $90