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. These are the 3 points that we considered in our tests to investigate this A495 for which the price is around € 100 approx. Specifications: official website .
Excerpt: 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 thought simple meant less. All of your framing and viewing of your images is done on the camera's 2.5-inch LCD screen.
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. As you would expect the features available are fairly basic, but it you want picture quality you can rely on without paying a fortune then add this camera to your shortlist.
Summary: A small, easy to use and reasonably priced camera from a maker who does lots of more expensive units both pocket and DSLR unit. Every maker has to have something at the lower end of the market both in price and functionality.
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. The budget price means that there's always the sense of 'bridesmaid but never the bride' about the lower end of the PowerShot range compared with the shinier, more stylish and inevitably pricier IXUS series, among which a similar feature set can be found...
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 touch.
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: 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 immagine, uno zoom digitale di circa 4x, un display LCD da 2,5 pollici e una risoluzione di 115.000 pixel, il processore Digic III per tempi di reazione rapidissimi, la tecnologia...
Pros: Face detection, Stabilizzatore di immagine, Motion Detection, Modalità Smart Auto