Canon Powershot A495 Digital Camera, 10.0 Megapixels, 3.3x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD Display, Silver

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About Canon

With its streamlined silhouette and smoothly-curved edges, the Canon PowerShot A495 has the compact sophistication and relaxed simplicity that make it a natural for beginners and everyone else who craves style and convenience. The 10.0 Megapixel resolution and 3.3x Optical Zoom make it easy to capture the action in dazzling color and brilliant detail.

The DIGIC III Image Processor keeps it all looking sharp. To help you make the most of your creativity, new Scene Modes make your photographs standout. A bright, bold 2.5-inch LCD makes shooting and playback a genuine pleasure. Plus, choose from any of three dazzling colors.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (10),Lightweight/portable (8),Nice features/settings (8),Simple controls/menu (8),Durable (7),Excellent image quality (7),Good battery life (7),Large clear LCD (6),Good low-light performance (6)
Cons:
Dim LCD (3)

Canon Features

  • Easy to use, powerful A-Series camera has 10.0 Megapixels and 3.3x Optical Zoom makes picture taking a snap!
  • Smart AUTO will do the work for you by intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.
  • New Scene Modes such as Super Vivid for additional bursts of color and Poster Effect for a unique artistic look, which gives the shooter more creative freedom to capture images their way!
  • Large, clear 2.5-inch LCD makes taking and viewing images a breeze.
  • This AA battery-powered camera enables you to easily power up on the go!

Canon Specifications

Image Capture Device Type
10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Focal Length
3.3x zoom: 37 (W) - 122 (T) mm (35mm film equiv.)
Digital Zoom
Approx. 4x
Focusing Range
Normal: 2 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 9.8 in. (25 cm) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in - 1.6 ft. (W), 9.8 in. - 1.6 ft. (T) (1 - 50 cm (W), 25 - 50 cm (T))
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
LCD Monitor
2.5-inch type
LCD Pixels
Approx. 115,000 dots
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Maximum Aperture
f/3.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed
1 - 1/2000 sec. 15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Shutter speed available in Long Shutter
15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 (Unit: sec.)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
Program AE; AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Shutter Sync: 1st curtain, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Range
30 cm - 3.0 m (W), 30 cm - 2.0 (T) (12 in. - 9.8 ft (W), 12 in. - 6.6 ft. (T))
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)
Shooting Modes
Auto, P, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter), Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color
Self-Timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2.sec. delay/custom
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 0.9 shot/sec. approx. 2.5 shots/sec. in Low Light)
Storage Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 3648 x 2736 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 2272 x 1704 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3648 x 2048 (Widescreen)
Movie: Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 (29.97) fps/30 (29.97) fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 (29.97) fps)
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Resume, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Rotate, Jump, Slide Show, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
Movie: Normal Playback, Slow Motion, Pause, First Frame, Last Frame, Next Frame, Previous Frame, Fast Forward, Fast Rewind
Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: any movie file one at a time
Computer Interface
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (mini-B jack)
Video Out
NTSC/PAL
Audio Out
Monaural
Other
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source
1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. AA NiMH batteries (NB-3AH) (x2)
3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (available accessory)
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 150 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery (NB-3AH))
Playback Time
Approx. 8 hours. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 10 hours (AA-size NiMH Battery)
Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C
0 - 35°C/32 - 95°F when NB-3AH is used
Operating Humidity
10-90%
Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.68 x 2.43 x 1.20 in./93.5 x 61.7 x 30.6mm
Weight
Approx. 6.17 oz./175g (camera, including batteries and memory card)
Mfr #
4259B001
SKU
ICAA495SL

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid and reliable

I've had this camera for over 2 months and it travels great and takes great pictures. Lots of features and picture modes make it pretty easy to find the right settings. The ONLY thing I don't like (and this might be 'operator error') but I'll turn off the flash for one picture, and then it will come back on for the next picture, forcing me to turn it off again. Other than that, solid as a rock. I love Canons -- easy to use and good pictures.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Disappointing

Some features of this camera are merely inconvenient, like the very short battery life and the wait of several seconds between flash photos. But the deal breaker is the blurry pictures that result from focus issues. I tried for several weeks to adjust to the camera, but it's just about useless with that issue. It's definitely going to have to be replaced. I'm a Canon fan, and bought this camera to replace my venerable SD400. Very disappointing.

Reviewed by 14 customers

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Narrow Field of View

By

from Colorado

I am very disappointed in this camera's field of view. Way too narrow for many shots. Also a battery hog.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Point and Click Option

By

from Missouri

I really enjoy using my Cannon PowerShot. It does most of the work for me and the picture quality is better than I imagined would be possible with an inexpensive digital camera. It's easy to take pictures and load them on my computer for storage. The only drawback is the limited zoom capacity; but what can one expect for the price? I recommend this camera if you just want to record some great memories.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An amazing value

By

from Salem, OR

I doubt you could find a better camera for the money. It takes great pictures and is small enough to carry in a pocket. Battery life is good when you use a good nickle-hydride rechargable.

 
4.0

Tough little camera proven in the field

By

from Maryland  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The camera was purchased for a dry, arid climate. It performed flawlessly with no issues from the dusty climate. It was a workhorse when the climate conditions could have disrupted its ability to work (ie, temperature, and particulate in the air).

(10 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very Disappointing

By

from West Texas

Some features of this camera are merely inconvenient, like the very short battery life and the wait of several seconds between flash photos. But the deal breaker is the blurry pictures that result from focus issues. I tried for several weeks to adjust to the camera, but it's just about useless with that issue. It's definitely going to have to be replaced. I'm a Canon fan, and bought this camera to replace my venerable SD400. Very disappointing.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Camera

By

from Canada

This camera was very nice, it has the Faceself timer, super vibe, and the Poster effect. None of my friends have Poster effect and ts something i use often, it makes taking pictures of people very nice because of the way it shadows. The only minus i can think of is that it doesnt have the feature that makes things black and white, or the effect that makes everything black or white but for one colour. Its the only thing i wish it had It zooms very well and is definately a good buy,my sister is a photographer and she thinks this camera is great for day to day use.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

a good simple camera

By

from Oregon

I wanted an inexpensive pocket camera to supplement my DSLR and searched the web for camera reviews from many makers. Many possibilities had more features and lower price than the A495, but many of these seemed to have reliability problems. I conjecture that some manufacturers swapped features for quality control in this price range. I saw no reliability complaints for the A495, and so bought it. Pros: Nice sharp pictures, comparable to my DSLR; good color, good recycle time, good autofocus and face recognition, screen plenty bright indoors. Cons: No optical viewfinder, screen image does not show in bright light outdoors, at least for my eyesight. The viewing screen is essentially useless in this circumstance. However, these problem seem to be endemic to low end point-and-shoots. All in all I think this camera is a good value. I recommend it for a beginner or someone who, like me, wants an inexpensive lightweight supplementary camera.

(7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

No rodeo

By

from N. Carolina

Mistakes made, No view port, regular batteries, slow flash and picture response. They say it can be up to 6 sec. to recharge flash and snap pic. A bull ride is 8 sec. one shot, not good. Drag race forget it. Look at other models first before this one. Wife bought it, we had a PS A640 and the screen went blank. It will have to do for now.

(5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just got this as a backup ...

By

from Undisclosed

Just got this as a backup to my A95. I LOVE CANON. I will always buy Canon. My A95 had CCD issues. It was 5 1/2 yrs old and CANON stood behind their product and repaired it for free!! I LOVE CANON.

(36 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome camera

By

from Cleveland, OH

I purchased this camera to replace my other Canon Camera which needs some repairs. This camera is fast at taking pictures which is perfect if you have children. It captures nice pictures and I have not had an issue. the only things that I would change is that the flash needs to charge after a picture and it uses AA batteries instead of the lithium batteries which come in more handy and last longer.

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Shopper  Is this camera good for close up photo's and does it have a flash?
LISA C  It was a gift for someone else. I never used it.
Shopper  Is this camera good for close up photo's and does it have a flash?
LISA C  It was a gift for someone else. I never used it.
Shopper  Is this camera good for close up photo's and does it have a flash?
LISA C  It was a gift for someone else. I never used it.
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