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Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Fujifilm X30 front
Portability
80
Imaging
39
Features
73
Overall
52

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30 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
Fujifilm X30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.0-2.8) lens
  • 423g - 119 x 72 x 60mm
  • Announced August 2014
  • Earlier Model is Fujifilm X20
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Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30 Overview

Let's take a more detailed look at the Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Canon and FujiFilm. The image resolution of the A495 (10MP) and the Fujifilm X30 (12MP) is pretty comparable but the A495 (1/2.3") and Fujifilm X30 (2/3") enjoy totally different sensor size.

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The A495 was brought out 5 years before the Fujifilm X30 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a comprehensive comparison, below is a simple view of how the A495 matches up against the Fujifilm X30 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Fujifilm X30

 A495 Fujifilm X30 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm X30 over the Canon A495

 Fujifilm X30 A495 
AnnouncedAugust 2014January 2010More recent by 56 months
Manual focus More precise focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimension3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution920k115kCrisper screen (+805k dot)

Common features in the Canon A495 and Fujifilm X30

 A495 Fujifilm X30 
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Neither offers Touch screen

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera often, you should take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon A495 offers outer dimensions of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Fujifilm X30 has dimensions of 119mm x 72mm x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4") and a weight of 423 grams (0.93 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the A495 against the Fujifilm X30.

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the A495 and Fujifilm X30 is 93 and 80 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30 top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's hard to envision the gap in sensor measurements simply by going through technical specs. The visual below might provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the A495 and Fujifilm X30.

As you have seen, both of the cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The A495 due to its smaller sensor will make achieving shallower depth of field more challenging and the Fujifilm X30 will show more detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The older A495 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30 sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A495 Portrait photography features
Fujifilm X30 Portrait photography features
19
manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
47
manual focus
includes face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (2/3")
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Street Comparison

Canon A495 Street photography advice
Fujifilm X30 Street photography advice
46
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
64
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
sensor is very small (2/3")
heavier than competition in class (423 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon A495 Sports photography advice
Fujifilm X30 Sports photography advice
16
slow frames per second (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
52
image stabilization (Optical)
includes tracking autofocus
great battery life (470 CIPA)
comes with phase detect auto focus
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (2/3")
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Travel Comparison

Canon A495 Travel photography features
Fujifilm X30 Travel photography features
50
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
62
great battery life (470 per charge)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
heavier than competition in class (423 grams)
low resolution (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 as a Landscape photography camera
Fujifilm X30 as a Landscape photography camera
22
manual focus not available
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
manual exposure not possible
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
58
manual focus
relatively wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (470 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
low resolution (12MP)
sensor is very small (2/3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 Vlogging features
Fujifilm X30 Vlogging features
21
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external mic port
34
relatively wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external mic support
display is not selfie friendly
heavier than competition in class (423 grams)
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Canon A495 vs Fujifilm X30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Fujifilm X30
 Canon PowerShot A495Fujifilm X30
General Information
Make Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot A495 Fujifilm X30
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2010-01-05 2014-08-26
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - EXR Processor II
Sensor type CCD CMOS X-TRANS II
Sensor size 1/2.3" 2/3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 8.8 x 6.6mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 58.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 49
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 37-122mm (3.3x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.0-2.8
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 4.1
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 2.5 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 115k dots 920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.65x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 7.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, forced flash, slow synchro, commander, suppressed flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB 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) 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p/30p/25/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 175 grams (0.39 lbs) 423 grams (0.93 lbs)
Dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 119 x 72 x 60mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4")
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 - 470 shots
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID 2 x AA NP-95
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Cost at release $109 $499