Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800

Canon PowerShot A495 front
Nikon Coolpix P7800 front

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800 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
Nikon P7800
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-200mm (F2.0-4.0) lens
  • 399g - 119 x 78 x 50mm
  • Released November 2013
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Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800 Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Canon A495 versus Nikon P7800, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals Canon and Nikon. The image resolution of the A495 (10MP) and the P7800 (12MP) is relatively comparable but the A495 (1/2.3") and P7800 (1/1.7") possess totally different sensor measurements.

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The A495 was manufactured 4 years before the P7800 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a detailed comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the A495 scores vs the P7800 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Nikon P7800

 A495 P7800 

Reasons to pick Nikon P7800 over the Canon A495

 P7800 A495 
ReleasedNovember 2013January 2010Newer by 47 months
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen dimension3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution921k115kClearer screen (+806k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Canon A495 and Nikon P7800

 A495 P7800 
Touch screen Neither offers Touch screen

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to travel with your camera regularly, you will need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon A495 offers outer measurements of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) and the Nikon P7800 has dimensions of 119mm x 78mm x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0") and a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon A495 versus Nikon P7800 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have at that moment. Underneath is the front view scale comparison of the A495 vs the P7800.

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the A495 and P7800 is 93 and 82 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800 top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be tough to envision the gap in sensor dimensions merely by going through specifications. The image below might provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the A495 and P7800.

To sum up, the two cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The A495 featuring a smaller sensor will make shooting bokeh tougher and the Nikon P7800 will show extra detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more aged A495 will be behind in sensor technology.

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800 sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A495 Portrait photography factors
Nikon P7800 Portrait photography factors
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
you can focus manually
offers face detection autofocus
delivers RAW files
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A495
Street photography with Nikon P7800
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
small sensor size (1/1.7")
more heavy than competition in class (399g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon A495 Sports photography advice
Nikon P7800 Sports photography advice
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
good battery life (350 per charge)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A495 Travel photography advice
Nikon P7800 Travel photography advice
built-in flash
no Time Lapse function
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
good battery life (350 per charge)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
decently wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
more heavy than competition in class (399 grams)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 Landscape photography details
Nikon P7800 Landscape photography details
no manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
manual exposure not possible
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Time Lapse function
you can focus manually
decently wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
good battery life (350 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/1.7")
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 Vlogging info
Nikon P7800 Vlogging info
wide angle not good (37mm)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
no external mic port
decently wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (399 grams)
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Canon A495 vs Nikon P7800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Nikon P7800
 Canon PowerShot A495Nikon Coolpix P7800
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot A495 Nikon Coolpix P7800
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2010-01-05 2013-11-25
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 9 99
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-122mm (3.3x) 28-200mm (7.1x)
Maximum aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.0-4.0
Macro focus distance 1cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 4.8
Range of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 2.5 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 115k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 921k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per second 8.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 10.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (25p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p); high-speed: 1920 x 1080 (15 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Wireless None Optional
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 175 grams (0.39 pounds) 399 grams (0.88 pounds)
Dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 119 x 78 x 50mm (4.7" x 3.1" x 2.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 54
DXO Color Depth score not tested 21.2
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.7
DXO Low light score not tested 200
Battery life - 350 images
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model 2 x AA EN-EL14
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (10 or 2 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $109 $550