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Canon A495 vs Canon G12

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Canon PowerShot G12 front
Portability
83
Imaging
35
Features
50
Overall
41

Canon A495 vs Canon G12 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
  • Launched January 2010
Canon G12
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 401g - 112 x 76 x 48mm
  • Revealed January 2011
  • Superseded the Canon G11
  • Successor is Canon G15
Photography Glossary

Canon A495 vs Canon G12 Overview

Here, we are comparing the Canon A495 versus Canon G12, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both created by Canon. The sensor resolution of the A495 (10MP) and the G12 (10MP) is very comparable but the A495 (1/2.3") and G12 (1/1.7") offer different sensor measurements.

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The A495 was manufactured 12 months prior to the G12 and they are of a similar age. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a in depth comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the A495 scores vs the G12 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon G12

 A495 G12 

Reasons to pick Canon G12 over the Canon A495

 G12 A495 
RevealedJanuary 2011January 2010More modern by 12 months
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display size2.8"2.5"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution461k115kSharper display (+346k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Canon A495 and Canon G12

 A495 G12 
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Canon A495 vs Canon G12 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera, you'll need to factor in its weight and size. The Canon A495 provides physical measurements 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 G12 has specifications of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 401 grams (0.88 lbs).

Contrast the Canon A495 versus Canon G12 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are using at that moment. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the A495 versus the G12.

Canon A495 vs Canon G12 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the A495 and G12 is 93 and 83 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Canon G12 top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Canon G12 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be difficult to picture the contrast in sensor sizes only by checking out a spec sheet. The picture underneath will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the A495 and G12.

As you can see, both cameras feature the identical megapixels but different sensor sizes. The A495 features the smaller sensor which is going to make achieving shallower depth of field more difficult. The more aged A495 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Canon A495 vs Canon G12 sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Canon G12 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Canon G12 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A495
Portrait photography with Canon G12
19
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
47
manual focus
above average flash sync speed (1/2,000s)
offers face detection focus
saves RAW formats
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Canon A495 Street photography info
Canon G12 Street photography info
46
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
64
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than competitors (401 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon A495 as a Sports photography camera
Canon G12 as a Sports photography camera
16
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
34
has image stabilization (Optical)
great battery (370 CIPA)
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A495 Travel photography features
Canon G12 Travel photography features
50
built-in flash
no Timelapse function
low MP (10 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
60
great battery (370 CIPA)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
relatively wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than competitors (401g)
megapixel count low (10MP)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 Landscape photography factors
Canon G12 Landscape photography factors
22
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
no Timelapse function
49
manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
nice screen size (2.8")
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
great battery (370 per charge)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/1.7")
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 Vlogging factors
Canon G12 Vlogging factors
21
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
does not have selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
no microphone jack
60
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external mic socket
heavier than competitors (401 grams)
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Canon A495 vs Canon G12 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Canon G12
 Canon PowerShot A495Canon PowerShot G12
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A495 Canon PowerShot G12
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2010-01-05 2011-01-19
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Digic 4
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 37-122mm (3.3x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.8-4.5
Macro focusing range 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 2.5 inches 2.8 inches
Resolution of display 115k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (tunnel)
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 7.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/2000 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 175g (0.39 pounds) 401g (0.88 pounds)
Physical dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 47
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 20.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.2
DXO Low light rating not tested 161
Other
Battery life - 370 photos
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery ID 2 x AA NB-7L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Card slots One One
Retail pricing $109 $600