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Canon A495 vs Nikon L26

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L26 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
24
Overall
33

Canon A495 vs Nikon L26 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
  • Introduced January 2010
Nikon L26
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 164g - 96 x 60 x 29mm
  • Introduced February 2012
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Canon A495 vs Nikon L26 Overview

Below, we will be matching up the Canon A495 versus Nikon L26, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by competitors Canon and Nikon. There exists a noticeable gap among the image resolutions of the A495 (10MP) and L26 (16MP) but they possess the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A495 was manufactured 3 years prior to the L26 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick summary of how the A495 scores vs the L26 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Nikon L26

 A495 L26 

Reasons to pick Nikon L26 over the Canon A495

 L26 A495 
IntroducedFebruary 2012January 2010Newer by 25 months
Screen dimension3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution230k115kClearer screen (+115k dot)

Common features in the Canon A495 and Nikon L26

 A495 L26 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Canon A495 vs Nikon L26 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera often, you will have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon A495 has got external measurements of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") with a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) whilst the Nikon L26 has dimensions of 96mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the A495 compared to the L26.

Canon A495 vs Nikon L26 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A495 and L26 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Nikon L26 top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Nikon L26 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its difficult to envision the contrast in sensor dimensions only by checking out technical specs. The pic below might give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the A495 and L26.

As you have seen, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You can expect the Nikon L26 to show more detail due to its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop shots much more aggressively. The more aged A495 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A495 vs Nikon L26 sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Nikon L26 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Nikon L26 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A495
Portrait photography with Nikon L26
19
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
MP count low (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
34
megapixel count decent (16MP)
offers face detection focusing
manual focus not available
no manual mode
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A495 as a Street photography camera
Nikon L26 as a Street photography camera
46
fixed screen
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
47
fixed screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A495
Sports photography with Nikon L26
16
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
27
megapixel count decent (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
bad battery (200 CIPA)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A495 Travel photography info
Nikon L26 Travel photography info
50
built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse recording
MP count low (10 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
62
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (26mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
bad battery (200 CIPA)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 Landscape photography factors
Nikon L26 Landscape photography factors
22
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is small (2.5")
no manual control
no image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
37
pretty wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3")
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
no manual mode
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
bad battery (200 CIPA)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon L26 as a Vlogging camera
21
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have mic port
28
pretty wide (26mm)
offers face detection focusing
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic support
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Canon A495 vs Nikon L26 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Nikon L26
 Canon PowerShot A495Nikon Coolpix L26
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot A495 Nikon Coolpix L26
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-01-05 2012-02-01
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
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
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-122mm (3.3x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focus range 1cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5" 3"
Resolution of screen 115 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 4s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 175 gr (0.39 pounds) 164 gr (0.36 pounds)
Dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 96 x 60 x 29mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 - 200 shots
Battery style - AA
Battery model 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $109 $70