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Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix XP50 front
Portability
93
Imaging
38
Features
32
Overall
35

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50 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
Fujifilm XP50
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 175g - 99 x 68 x 26mm
  • Introduced January 2012
  • Succeeded the Fujifilm XP30
  • Successor is Fujifilm XP60
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Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50 Overview

Below is a comprehensive comparison of the Canon A495 and Fujifilm XP50, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Waterproof by competitors Canon and FujiFilm. There is a sizeable difference between the image resolutions of the A495 (10MP) and Fujifilm XP50 (14MP) but they use the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The A495 was introduced 24 months earlier than the Fujifilm XP50 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a full comparison, below is a short summary of how the A495 grades against the Fujifilm XP50 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Fujifilm XP50

 A495 Fujifilm XP50 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP50 over the Canon A495

 Fujifilm XP50 A495 
IntroducedJanuary 2012January 2010More recent by 24 months
Screen sizing2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution230k115kCrisper screen (+115k dot)

Common features in the Canon A495 and Fujifilm XP50

 A495 Fujifilm XP50 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Neither contains Touch screen

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to lug around your camera often, you will need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon A495 has got outer dimensions of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Fujifilm XP50 has dimensions of 99mm x 68mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.7" x 1.0") with a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you choose during that time. Here is the front view size comparison of the A495 compared to the Fujifilm XP50.

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the A495 and Fujifilm XP50 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50 top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very difficult to imagine the difference between sensor measurements purely by reading technical specs. The graphic below will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A495 and Fujifilm XP50.

As you can tell, both cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You should count on the Fujifilm XP50 to deliver greater detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The older A495 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50 sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A495
Portrait photography with Fujifilm XP50
19
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
29
resolution is good (14MP)
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A495
Street photography with Fujifilm XP50
46
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
62
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A495
Sports photography with Fujifilm XP50
16
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
41
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
provides tracking focus
weather proof
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery life (220 CIPA)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A495 Travel photography info
Fujifilm XP50 Travel photography info
50
flash built-in
does not have Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
64
weather proof
resolution is good (14MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
bad battery life (220 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 Landscape photography advice
Fujifilm XP50 Landscape photography advice
22
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
small screen (2.5 inches)
lack of manual mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Time Lapse mode
39
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
weather proof
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual control
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
bad battery life (220 CIPA)
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 Vlogging info
Fujifilm XP50 Vlogging info
21
wide angle not good (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have mic port
32
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have mic port
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Canon A495 vs Fujifilm XP50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Fujifilm XP50
 Canon PowerShot A495Fujifilm FinePix XP50
General Information
Brand Name Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot A495 Fujifilm FinePix XP50
Class Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Announced 2010-01-05 2012-01-05
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3072
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 37-122mm (3.3x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/3.9-4.9
Macro focusing distance 1cm 9cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5" 2.7"
Display resolution 115 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per second 3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.10 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic 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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 175 grams (0.39 lbs) 175 grams (0.39 lbs)
Dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 99 x 68 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.7" x 1.0")
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 life - 220 photos
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID 2 x AA NP-45A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat), Couple, Portrait)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/ SDHC/ SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $109 $180