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Canon-powershot-a495.11658532
6.6 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A495

Canon A495 The Canon A495 is a compact digital still camera Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Great Quality Pictures, Terrible Battery Life

Atli Hafsteinsson, Amazon
7 May 2013
  • Summary: This is a comfortable, easy little camera that's very straightforward to use. Picture quality is very good and it's also possible to shoot some short video footage. Having said that, this is the most voracious battery-drainer I have ever owned. Just the other day, I put two fresh AA batteries in the machine. About a total use of twenty minutes later (on and off over a few days), the camera wanted me to change the batteries.
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Overall 6
6.0

My daughter loves it

Denyse Roberts, Amazon
4 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought this camera for my 10 year old daughter for her birthday. She loves it and take great pictures, she snaps everything she see's. The good thing about this camera is , it takes great pictures in the day time. As long as you have light, this camera is good to go. This camera is an out door camera because you will get your most used from outside.The camera is light weight and works with 2 double A batteries. The bads things about this camera are the following: 1.
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Overall 5
5.0

Save your money for a better camera

smedby, CNET
19 November 2012
  • Summary: Save your money and buy something better. It's ok for outdoor pictures and if you don't need to zoom. Zoom does very poorly; the pictures almost always come out blurry. As soon as it's getting close to dusk, and at night, it takes forever for the batteries to re-charge between pictures. Lots of waisted time. Make sure you always carry extra batteries as well.
  • Pros: Point and shoot, Small and fits great in a pocket. , Easy to use.
  • Cons: Short battery life, Blurry pictures, Recharges the batteries all the time
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Overall 6
6.0

very nice and interesting pieece

aradhana, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Great camera. very stylish ..My friends are really jealous that I own such a beautiful camera..It has got very big screen 3 inches...you hardly find big lcd in photoshoot category. It takes great pictures..the picture quality is awesome. Only negative thing i found that- it lacks a viewfinder.Also its button are a bit small if you have big fingers..Overall a very good camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great pics, body cheesy

R Harville, Amazon
11 September 2011
  • Summary: The battery cover broke within a few weeks of owning it. Works good still, but have to tape on cover.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK camera for a child or beginner

J. Greer, Amazon
6 July 2011
  • Summary: If you find a good deal on this, it might be worth it for the non-serious photographer in your life. The camera is small, sturdy and pretty easy to use. I bought it for my daughter to use, but honestly, she says the pictures are just as good from her iPod, so she uses that more. The battery life is terrible, even with rechargable batteries. You can get about two hours' heavy use with this and you do have to change batteries.
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Overall 6
6.0

Flimsy metal casing

bob kupor, Amazon
8 February 2011
  • Summary: I had this camera only one week before returning it. The designers foolishly designed it so that the required AA batteries are spring-pressed against the flimsy "door" (the one that must be opened to insert the batteries). Part of this door was visually protruding from the camera body by 1/6th inch within a week. Also, this camera is more expensive than it seems, because the AA batteries you've got to buy add up with time.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 4
4.0

Good camera -- issues with pics being in focus

EGK73, Bestbuy
18 January 2011
  • Summary: The viewer on the back of the camera seems to distort the picture so it's hard to tell when you are getting a good, clear, focused picture or when it...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 4
4.0

Just OK

skingspan, Bestbuy
25 September 2010
  • Summary: I bought this camera to replace a 5 or so year old A520 that stopped working. I purchased this camera primarily for family pictures.
  • Pros: Price and compact size
  • Cons: Inconsistent picture quality
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0

Nice little snapshot camera

tulips711, Bestbuy
16 September 2010
  • Summary: This is a nice little camera for just taking snap shots. The compact size is great. Pictures are not that clear on the full zoom.
  • Pros: Compact Size
  • Cons: Distant zoom pics
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