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Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
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Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
34
Overall
35

Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90 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
  • Released January 2010
Panasonic FX90
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.5-5.9) lens
  • 149g - 102 x 56 x 22mm
  • Released August 2011
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Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90 Overview

On this page, we are contrasting the Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by brands Canon and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the A495 (10MP) and the FX90 (12MP) is fairly close and both cameras posses the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The A495 was manufactured 19 months before the FX90 making them a generation apart from each other. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before delving into a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the A495 matches up versus the FX90 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Panasonic FX90

 A495 FX90 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX90 over the Canon A495

 FX90 A495 
ReleasedAugust 2011January 2010More recent by 19 months
Display dimensions3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution460k115kCrisper display (+345k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon A495 and Panasonic FX90

 A495 FX90 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to lug around your camera frequently, you'll need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon A495 features outside measurements of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") with a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Panasonic FX90 has dimensions of 102mm x 56mm x 22mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9") having a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the A495 vs the FX90.

Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the A495 and FX90 is 93 and 95 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90 top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to visualize the gap in sensor measurements just by looking through a spec sheet. The graphic below might give you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the A495 and FX90.

Clearly, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You can anticipate the Panasonic FX90 to result in more detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop images more aggressively. The older A495 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90 sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A495
Portrait photography with Panasonic FX90
19
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
MP count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
21
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A495 Street photography information
Panasonic FX90 Street photography information
46
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch focus
no articulating screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A495 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FX90 as a Sports photography camera
16
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
30
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (4.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
low battery power (200 per charge)
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A495 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic FX90 as a Travel photography camera
50
has built in flash
lack of Timelapse function
MP count low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
60
offers touch focus
flash built-in
relatively wide (24mm)
no Timelapse recording
low battery power (200 per charge)
MP count low (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 Landscape photography features
Panasonic FX90 Landscape photography features
22
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
36
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.5)
manual mode not possible
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
low battery power (200 CIPA)
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FX90 as a Vlogging camera
21
wide angle not good (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of microphone support
34
relatively wide (24mm)
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f2.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
no external microphone support
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Canon A495 vs Panasonic FX90 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Panasonic FX90
 Canon PowerShot A495Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90
General Information
Company Canon Panasonic
Model Canon PowerShot A495 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2010-01-05 2011-08-26
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
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
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 23
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-122mm (3.3x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.5-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.5 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 115k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 60 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 4.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m 5.90 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
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 None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 175 grams (0.39 pounds) 149 grams (0.33 pounds)
Physical dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 102 x 56 x 22mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9")
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 photos
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model 2 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $109 $227