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Canon A495 vs Canon A810

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A495 vs Canon A810 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
  • Introduced January 2010
Canon A810
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 171g - 95 x 62 x 30mm
  • Revealed February 2012
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Canon A495 vs Canon A810 Overview

Lets take a deeper look at the Canon A495 versus Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are built by Canon. There exists a noticeable gap between the image resolutions of the A495 (10MP) and A810 (16MP) but they possess the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The A495 was brought out 3 years earlier than the A810 which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the A495 scores versus the A810 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon A810

 A495 A810 

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A495

 A810 A495 
RevealedFebruary 2012January 2010More modern by 25 months
Display sizing2.7"2.5"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution230k115kCrisper display (+115k dot)

Common features in the Canon A495 and Canon A810

 A495 A810 
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Canon A495 vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry around your camera frequently, you'll need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Canon A495 features external measurements of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) and the Canon A810 has measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs).

See the Canon A495 versus Canon A810 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have attached at the time. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the A495 against the A810.

Canon A495 vs Canon A810 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A495 and A810 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's tough to visualise the gap between sensor sizes simply by going over a spec sheet. The picture here will give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the A495 and A810.

As you can see, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Canon A810 to offer you greater detail having its extra 6MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop images far more aggressively. The more aged A495 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A495 vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A495
Portrait photography with Canon A810
19
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
34
MP count good (16MP)
features face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A495 Street photography advice
Canon A810 Street photography advice
46
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A495
Sports photography with Canon A810
16
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
features tracking focus
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A495
Travel photography with Canon A810
50
flash built-in
no Timelapse function
low resolution (10 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
65
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse function
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon A495
Landscape photography with Canon A810
22
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is small (2.5 inch)
manual mode not possible
no image stabilization
low resolution (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
no Timelapse function
38
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 Vlogging features
Canon A810 Vlogging features
21
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
does not have selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
no microphone port
31
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone socket
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Canon A495 vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A495Canon PowerShot A810
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A495 Canon PowerShot A810
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-01-05 2012-02-07
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-122mm (3.3x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 115 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 175 gr (0.39 pounds) 171 gr (0.38 pounds)
Dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 95 x 62 x 30mm (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 - 220 pictures
Battery type - AA
Battery model 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $109 $99