Canon A495 overview
Canon A495 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact camera initially launched on January of 2010. It has got a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The A495 ranks at #251 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all-around #1203 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. You can try out our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personalized criteria.
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Canon A495 family
The Canon A495 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed list below.
Canon A495 Gallery
You can look at the A495 from different angles in the gallery here.
Canon A495 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the Canon A495 based on factors that are typically seen as crucial in a camera.
Canon A495 Sensor features
The sensor size on the Canon A495 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor has 10MP and provides a native ISO range of 80 to 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The picture below shows the A495's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The A495 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon A495 dimensions
Canon A495 weighs about 0.39 pounds (175 gr / 6.17 oz) & has outer size of 94mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Canon A495 is very similar as compared to other competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Listed below is a visual of the Canon A495 next to a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view here will show you the button design on the A495.
Canon A495 Lens features
The A495 houses a fixed lens offering a focal range of 37-122mm making it a 3.3 x zoom which is not at all huge nevertheless it will probably be helpful in some circumstances.
At it's widest 37mm, it has an aperture of f3.0 which is pretty sluggish and not good for low light occasions and you will likely find it hard to get good bokeh. You will probably also have to raise your ISO setting leading to noisy photographs. With the long end, 122mm comes to f5.8 which is quite slow and you might have to choose slow shutter speeds.
Canon A495 Connectivity
The A495 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and usually alter camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon A495 Video features
The highest video resolution on the Canon A495 is 640 x 480 and you can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low for today's requirements. You should really go for at least FUll HD resolution for video. The body doesn't include a microphone or headphone port so you have got absolutely no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at an alternative camera should you need decent sound for your video clips.
Canon A495 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Canon A495 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Canon A495 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon A495 has got a 2.5 inch fixed display having a resolution of 115 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder specifications for Canon A495 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be rather helpful.
Canon A495 Shutter features
Canon A495 has the ability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon A495 Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon A495 has just in-built flash without external flash ability.
Canon A495 Autofocus features
Canon A495 has only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & exact as compared to Contrast Based focusing.
It has got 9 focus points to select from. Canon A495 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be good in low light or you require more accurate control on focus.
Canon A495 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest (470) battery life in this category of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:
Canon A495 for different kinds of photography
The following diagram shows a summation of the Canon A495 for different kinds of photography. To understand more, check out the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Canon A495
The Canon A495 gets a score of 21 which is terrible, meaning that it is just not very good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support and flexibility to use external lighting.
Canon A495 Street photography features
Coming in at a modest points total of 46, the Canon A495 is relatively adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Canon A495 Sports photography details
A terrible sports photography rating of 17 means the Canon A495 is just not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon A495 Travel photography features
Weight is very crucial in buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon A495 gets a average 50 for a travel camera which makes it fairly suitable for your vacations.
Canon A495 Landscape photography info
For anybody planning to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Canon A495 with it's terrible score of 23 as a landscape camera is just not very good within the current market.
Vlogging with Canon A495
A camera for vlogging really should offer a articulating display screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon A495 is just not very good for vlogging as it gets a terrible score of 22.
Canon A495 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the A495, below is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph listed below offers you a bird's eye view of the A495 vs it's highest scored competitors shown earlier.
These are some more cameras you may regard as alternatives. To review a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.