Excerpt: 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.
Summary: The feeling you come away with after using the PowerShot A495 is that Canon has, and is, doing better. But then that's largely missing the point, for here is a camera has been specifically engineered to hit a certain modest price point.
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: 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.
Canon PowerShot A495 im Test: schlichte Kamera für tolle Fotos
25 March 2010
Summary: Kompakt, günstig und gute Bildqualität: Die gerade einmal 100 Euro teure Canon PowerShot A495 klingt mit ihrem 10-Megapixel-Sensor und dem 3,3-fachen optischen Zoom nach der perfekten Kamera für Einsteiger in die digitale Fotografie.
Pros: sehr gute Bildqualität für diese Preisklasse, zuverlässige Automatik