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Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S810c front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
48
Overall
43

Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c 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
  • Revealed January 2010
Nikon S810c
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.3-6.3) lens
  • 216g - 113 x 64 x 28mm
  • Introduced April 2014
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Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c Overview

Let's look more closely at the Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors Canon and Nikon. There exists a substantial gap between the image resolutions of the A495 (10MP) and S810c (16MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The A495 was announced 5 years before the S810c which is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a complete comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the A495 grades against the S810c with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Nikon S810c

 A495 S810c 

Reasons to pick Nikon S810c over the Canon A495

 S810c A495 
IntroducedApril 2014January 2010More modern by 51 months
Display size3.7"2.5"Larger display (+1.2")
Display resolution1229k115kSharper display (+1114k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon A495 and Nikon S810c

 A495 S810c 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera often, you will need to factor its weight and size. The Canon A495 has got exterior dimensions of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) whilst the Nikon S810c has specifications of 113mm x 64mm x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 216 grams (0.48 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have attached at that moment. Here is a front view size comparison of the A495 vs the S810c.

Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A495 and S810c is 93 and 91 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to picture the contrast between sensor sizes only by checking specifications. The pic underneath might provide you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A495 and S810c.

To sum up, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size but different resolution. You can anticipate the Nikon S810c to resolve greater detail with its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop images way more aggressively. The more aged A495 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A495 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S810c as a Portrait photography camera
19
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
35
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A495
Street photography with Nikon S810c
46
no moving screen
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
65
image stabilization (Optical)
has focus via touch
lighter than competitors (216g)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A495 Sports photography highlights
Nikon S810c Sports photography highlights
16
slow frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
41
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery (270 per charge)
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A495 Travel photography features
Nikon S810c Travel photography features
50
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
megapixel count low (10MP)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
68
lighter than competitors (216g)
has focus via touch
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (25mm)
long zoom (300mm)
no Timelapse recording
not so great battery (270 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 Landscape photography info
Nikon S810c Landscape photography info
22
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen is small (2.5")
no manual mode
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Time Lapse mode
41
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen larger than average (3.7 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
not so great battery (270 shots)
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S810c as a Vlogging camera
21
wide angle not good (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have external mic socket
35
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competitors (216 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no external microphone support
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Canon A495 vs Nikon S810c Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Nikon S810c
 Canon PowerShot A495Nikon Coolpix S810c
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot A495 Nikon Coolpix S810c
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2010-01-05 2014-04-10
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-122mm (3.3x) 25-300mm (12.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/3.3-6.3
Macro focus range 1cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5 inch 3.7 inch
Resolution of screen 115 thousand dots 1,229 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 5.60 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure 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 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone 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 BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 175 grams (0.39 lb) 216 grams (0.48 lb)
Physical dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 113 x 64 x 28mm (4.4" x 2.5" 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 - 270 shots
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model 2 x AA EN-EL23
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus microSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $109 $350