Conclusion: The Canon Powershot A495 isn’t going to turn you into the next David Bailey. But if you're on a limited budget but want pictures that don’t look like they’ve been taken with a Fisher Price toy shooter, then this is ideal. It has Canon’s sturdy build quality and plenty of decent shooting skills to recommend it. The number of shooting modes makes it every bit as good as some much pricier rivals.
Pros: For such a cheap camera, the Canon Powershot A495 has some truly killer features. Close-up macro shots look ace and will stun all but the most snobby of camera buffs. The ‘super vivid’ option is the pick of the 18 shooting modes, offering crisp shots just as its name suggests. It has ISO up to 3,200, which is marked here as ‘low light mode’. That means it’s easy for anyone to take shots in dingy clubs or late at night, with the results pretty good, if a little noisy a...
Cons: With cameras this cheap, there are bound to be a few niggles. The reliance on AA batteries means you’ll need a Duracell subscription or a recharger to hand at all times. Video clips could be a little sharper and we’ve seen better on compact cameras, but it’s not really what you’re buying a basic snapper for.
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.
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
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. HD-Videomodus, manuelle Einstellungsmöglichkeiten und dergleichen sucht man in dieser Preiskategorie allerdings vergebens. Ob die Kompakte bei Digitalfotografie-Anfängern für Frust oder Freude sorgt, verrät dieser Testbericht.
Pros: sehr gute Bildqualität für diese Preisklasse, zuverlässige Automatik