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Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Nikon Coolpix P7700 front
Portability
82
Imaging
37
Features
70
Overall
50

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700 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
  • Revealed January 2010
Nikon P7700
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.0-4.0) lens
  • 392g - 119 x 73 x 50mm
  • Released May 2013
  • Earlier Model is Nikon P7100
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Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700 Overview

Let's look a little more closely at the Canon A495 versus Nikon P7700, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Canon and Nikon. The image resolution of the A495 (10MP) and the P7700 (12MP) is fairly similar but the A495 (1/2.3") and P7700 (1/1.7") provide different sensor dimensions.

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The A495 was manufactured 4 years before the P7700 and that is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a full comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the A495 matches up versus the P7700 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Nikon P7700

 A495 P7700 

Reasons to pick Nikon P7700 over the Canon A495

 P7700 A495 
ReleasedMay 2013January 2010More recent by 41 months
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display size3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution921k115kClearer display (+806k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Canon A495 and Nikon P7700

 A495 P7700 
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to lug around your camera, you need to factor in its weight and size. The Canon A495 features external dimensions 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 P7700 has specifications of 119mm x 73mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0") having a weight of 392 grams (0.86 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached at that time. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the A495 against the P7700.

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the A495 and P7700 is 93 and 82 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700 top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very difficult to imagine the gap between sensor measurements only by going over specs. The graphic below will give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the A495 and P7700.

All in all, both the cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The A495 because of its tinier sensor is going to make shooting bokeh tougher and the Nikon P7700 will deliver more detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos way more aggressively. The older A495 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700 sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A495
Portrait photography with Nikon P7700
19
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
46
focusing manually
offers face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
low megapixels (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A495
Street photography with Nikon P7700
46
fixed screen
no image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
64
screen articulates
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
small sensor size (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (392g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon A495 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon P7700 as a Sports photography camera
16
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
43
image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
good battery power (330 shots)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A495
Travel photography with Nikon P7700
50
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse function
low resolution sensor (10MP)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (37mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
65
good battery power (330 CIPA)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
relatively wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition (392g)
low megapixels (12MP)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 Landscape photography features
Nikon P7700 Landscape photography features
22
no manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
54
focusing manually
relatively wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (330 CIPA)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
low megapixels (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 Vlogging info
Nikon P7700 Vlogging info
21
wide angle not good (37mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have microphone socket
75
relatively wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f2.0)
display is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes external mic jack
heavier than competition (392g)
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Canon A495 vs Nikon P7700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Nikon P7700
 Canon PowerShot A495Nikon Coolpix P7700
General Information
Company Canon Nikon
Model type Canon PowerShot A495 Nikon Coolpix P7700
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2010-01-05 2013-05-28
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
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 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 99
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 37-122mm (3.3x) 28-200mm (7.1x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.0-4.0
Macro focusing distance 1cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 4.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display size 2.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 115k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per sec 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 10.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance 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 (15, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 175g (0.39 lb) 392g (0.86 lb)
Physical dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 119 x 73 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.9" x 2.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 53
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 21.1
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.7
DXO Low light rating not tested 191
Other
Battery life - 330 images
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID 2 x AA EN-EL14
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $109 $499