Summary: My PowerShot A495 review reveals a camera that is aiming at beginning photographers, as shown by the A495's feature set and MSRP ($129.99). For the most part, Canon has succeeded, as it has created a camera that's pretty easy for beginners to use with good entry-level photography features.
Pros: PowerShot A495 has nice, clean look, Startup is fast, Macro mode results are very good ... as long as flash is off, Results in outdoor lighting are outstanding, Low price is good for beginners
Cons: LCD is small and not as sharp as I'd like to see, LCD can be tough to see in bright sunlight, Movie mode could be better, A built-in "help" mode would be good for beginners, Shutter lag can be a problem in low light
Excerpt: Available in three colors (blue, red and silver), Canon PowerShot A495 takes the place of A480 in the very populated world of entry-level cameras. In this type of cameras are requested three things: resistance, ease of use and decent photos for publication on the web.
Summary: Canon's Powershot A495 is a compact, entry-level model that has been designed to be as easy to use as possible. This simple camera comes packed with features like a 10-Megapixel imaging sensor, Digic III processor, Smart Auto shooting mode and Canon's Face Detect Self-Timer; just in case you...
Summary: The A495 is a decent, affordable camera. However it doesn’t offer anything vastly beyond to the A480 before it and, as this is new to the market, the price has crept up too. Saying that it offers good quality when considered pound for pound, the camera is highly responsive and accurate, which makes...
Pros: Fast AF, affordable, image quality considering price
Cons: Lens not wide enough, slow buffer, screen quality
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot A495 is one of the best starter cameras you are likely to find. Picture quality is hard to beat for the price. There were no obvious weaknesses in my test shots and the Powershot A495 comfortably outperforms many more expensive digital cameras.
Excerpt: Announced in tandem with the A490 model - an exclusive with the Argos retail chain in the UK - is the more widely available PowerShot A495, likewise an affordable snapshot option at a manufacturer's suggested £119.99.
Conclusion: So, for the modest cost of the A495 you get a rather modest camera. This is in essence an "auto everything" model requiring precious little hands-on control from the user. The low price has meant a limited feature set, power coming courtesy of those two regular AAs, and a build that's plastic to the...
Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use point and shoot operation with image quality comparable to pricier IXUS models, sharing sensors of the same dimensions
Cons: AA batteries provided don't last as long as a fully charged rechargeable lithium ion pack, plastic-y build
Excerpt: With most cameras at this price using 12-megapixel sensors, Canon deserves praise for bucking the trend with this 10-megapixel camera. That’s more than enough detail for a compact camera, and should result in less noise in low light.
Excerpt: La Canon PowerShot A495 è una fotocamera digitale compatta intuitiva e divertente che consente a tutti di ottenere splendide foto. Disponibile in 3 colorazioni, questa fotocamera presenta un sensore di immagine da 10 megapixel di risoluzione effettiva, uno zoom ottico 3,3x con stabilizzatore di...
Pros: Face detection, Stabilizzatore di immagine, Motion Detection, Modalità Smart Auto