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Canon A495 vs Canon G16

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Canon PowerShot G16 front
Portability
85
Imaging
38
Features
62
Overall
47

Canon A495 vs Canon G16 Key Specs

Canon A495
(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
  • Released January 2010
Canon G16
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F1.8-2.8) lens
  • 356g - 109 x 76 x 40mm
  • Released November 2013
  • Succeeded the Canon G15
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Canon A495 vs Canon G16 Overview

Following is a complete assessment of the Canon A495 vs Canon G16, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are created by Canon. The image resolution of the A495 (10MP) and the G16 (12MP) is relatively comparable but the A495 (1/2.3") and G16 (1/1.7") use different sensor dimensions.

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The A495 was brought out 4 years before the G16 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a full comparison, below is a simple summary of how the A495 grades against the G16 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Canon G16

 A495 G16 

Reasons to pick Canon G16 over the Canon A495

 G16 A495 
ReleasedNovember 2013January 2010More modern by 47 months
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution922k115kSharper screen (+807k dot)

Common features in the Canon A495 and Canon G16

 A495 G16 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Canon A495 vs Canon G16 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry around your camera regularly, you should factor its weight and size. The Canon A495 provides outer measurements of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) whilst the Canon G16 has specifications of 109mm x 76mm x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6") along with a weight of 356 grams (0.78 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you select at that moment. Below is the front view overall size comparison of the A495 versus the G16.

Canon A495 vs Canon G16 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the A495 and G16 is 93 and 85 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Canon G16 top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Canon G16 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be difficult to picture the contrast in sensor sizes merely by going through specifications. The image underneath should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the A495 and G16.

Plainly, both cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The A495 due to its smaller sensor is going to make achieving shallow depth of field tougher and the Canon G16 will show greater detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop pictures far more aggressively. The more aged A495 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A495 vs Canon G16 sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Canon G16 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Canon G16 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A495 Portrait photography advice
Canon G16 Portrait photography advice
19
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
49
you can focus manually
above average flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
supports face detect focus
delivers RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A495
Street photography with Canon G16
46
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
58
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (356g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A495
Sports photography with Canon G16
16
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
44
image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking focus
better than average battery life (360 CIPA)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A495 Travel photography details
Canon G16 Travel photography details
50
built-in flash
missing Timelapse function
low MP (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
64
better than average battery life (360 CIPA)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
heavier than competition (356g)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 Landscape photography advice
Canon G16 Landscape photography advice
22
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
small screen (2.5 inch)
no manual exposure
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Timelapse function
58
you can focus manually
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
better than average battery life (360 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 Vlogging highlights
Canon G16 Vlogging highlights
21
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
missing microphone jack
33
rather wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f1.8)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
screen is not selfie friendly
no mic jack
heavier than competition (356 grams)
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Canon A495 vs Canon G16 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Canon G16
 Canon PowerShot A495Canon PowerShot G16
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A495 Canon PowerShot G16
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2010-01-05 2013-11-25
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Digic 6
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 37-122mm (3.3x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/1.8-2.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 115k dot 922k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - TFT PureColor II G LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage - 80 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 7.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/2000 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 or 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 175 grams (0.39 pounds) 356 grams (0.78 pounds)
Dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 109 x 76 x 40mm (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 54
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 21.0
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.7
DXO Low light rating not tested 230
Other
Battery life - 360 pictures
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery ID 2 x AA NB-10L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Price at release $109 $499