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Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F

Portability
93
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23
Canon PowerShot A495 front
 
Samsung WB350F front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
46
Overall
42

Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F 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
  • Announced January 2010
Samsung WB350F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 276g - 114 x 65 x 25mm
  • Launched January 2014
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Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F Overview

Below is a in depth review of the Canon A495 and Samsung WB350F, former being a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by companies Canon and Samsung. There is a sizable difference between the image resolutions of the A495 (10MP) and WB350F (16MP) but they possess the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A495 was launched 5 years before the WB350F and that is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving through a thorough comparison, below is a simple view of how the A495 matches up vs the WB350F with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A495 over the Samsung WB350F

 A495 WB350F 

Reasons to pick Samsung WB350F over the Canon A495

 WB350F A495 
LaunchedJanuary 2014January 2010More recent by 48 months
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution460k115kClearer screen (+345k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Canon A495 and Samsung WB350F

 A495 WB350F 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F Physical Comparison

In case you're going to lug around your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and measurements. The Canon A495 features physical measurements of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) whilst the Samsung WB350F has proportions of 114mm x 65mm x 25mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.0") having a weight of 276 grams (0.61 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have during that time. Here is the front view measurement comparison of the A495 vs the WB350F.

Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the A495 and WB350F is 93 and 90 respectively.

Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F top view buttons comparison

Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F Sensor Comparison

Often, it's difficult to visualise the contrast between sensor measurements merely by reading a spec sheet. The photograph here might provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the A495 and WB350F.

Clearly, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Samsung WB350F to deliver more detail utilizing its extra 6MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop shots a little more aggressively. The older A495 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F sensor size comparison

Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A495 as a Portrait photography camera
Samsung WB350F as a Portrait photography camera
19
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
40
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A495 as a Street photography camera
Samsung WB350F as a Street photography camera
46
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (276g)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A495 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung WB350F as a Sports photography camera
16
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
50
excellent zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A495 Travel photography features
Samsung WB350F Travel photography features
50
has built in flash
no Timelapse mode
low MP (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
69
lighter than competition (276g)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (23mm)
great zoom (483mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A495 Landscape photography features
Samsung WB350F Landscape photography features
22
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
no Timelapse mode
50
has manual focus
pretty wide (23mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A495 Vlogging info
Samsung WB350F Vlogging info
21
wide angle not the best (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
no external microphone jack
34
pretty wide (23mm)
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (276g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
missing mic socket
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Canon A495 vs Samsung WB350F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A495 and Samsung WB350F
 Canon PowerShot A495Samsung WB350F
General Information
Brand Name Canon Samsung
Model Canon PowerShot A495 Samsung WB350F
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2010-01-05 2014-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 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 4:3
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
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 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-122mm (3.3x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Max aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.5 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 115k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 16s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG -
Mic port
Headphone port
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 gr (0.39 lbs) 276 gr (0.61 lbs)
Dimensions 94 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 114 x 65 x 25mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.0")
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 model 2 x AA SLB-10A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus MicroSD, MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $109 $260