As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A495 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts, super zooms and digicams. The Canon PowerShot A495's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix SZ9 and the Lumix DMC-TS30) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix AV200 and the FinePix HS30 EXR)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A495 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2010 vs august 2008) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 32 mm) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix AV200

Fujifilm FinePix AV200
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the AV200 (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 32 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the AV200 (vs the A495)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the AV200 and A495

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 168 g vs 175 g

Samsung S760

Samsung S760
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S760 (vs the A495)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S760 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the S760 and A495

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 173 g vs 175 g

Canon PowerShot A490

Canon PowerShot A490
similar age

Significant advantages of the A490 (vs the A495)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A490 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the A490 and A495

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 175 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

HP Photosmart M23

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the M23 (vs the A495)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M23 (vs the A495)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Much thicker: 1.9" vs 1.2"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 4 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the M23 and A495

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 170 g vs 175 g

Fujifilm FinePix JX300

Fujifilm FinePix JX300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the JX300 (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Smaller: Super compact (94×56×24 mm) vs Compact (94×62×31 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the JX300 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the JX300 and A495

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 175 g

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the A1000 IS (vs the A495)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1000 IS (vs the A495)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A1000 IS and A495

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 155 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A495 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3 vs f/3.6) and is significantly less expensive ($112.13 vs $2,192.19).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 920k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Panasonic Lumix SZ9

Panasonic Lumix SZ9
3 years newer
$248

Significant advantages of the SZ9 (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SZ9 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ9 and A495

  • Inexpensive: $248.29 vs $112.13

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and A495

  • Very inexpensive: $134.47 vs $112.13

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
6 years newer
$180 - $189

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the A495)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/3

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and A495

  • Very inexpensive: $179.99 vs $112.13

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
5 years newer
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and A495

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $112.13

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and A495

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
4 years newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and A495

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A495 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 26 mm), is significantly larger (compact (94×62×31 mm) vs ultra compact (77×51×17 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (january 2010 vs august 2012).

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the A495)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and A495

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S01

Nikon Coolpix S01
2 years newer
$321

Significant advantages of the S01 (vs the A495)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S01 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the S01 and A495

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
4 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the A495)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and A495

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A495 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (94×62×31 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 4.8"), is significantly lighter (175 g vs 687 g), is slightly less expensive ($112.13 vs $504.16) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the A495)

  • Significantly larger: Large (131×97×126 mm) vs Compact (94×62×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 1.2"
  • Significantly heavier: 687 g vs 175 g

common strengths of the HS30 EXR and A495

  • Light weight: 687 g vs 175 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1
4 years older
$504

Significant advantages of the DSC-H1 (vs the A495)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H1 (vs the A495)

  • Lower true resolution: 5 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.2"
  • Significantly heavier: 591 g vs 175 g

common strengths of the DSC-H1 and A495

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×81×92 mm) vs Compact (94×62×31 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 591 g vs 175 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
4 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the A495)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (94×62×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.8" vs 1.2"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 175 g

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and A495

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 175 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.98 vs $112.13

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A495 compared to digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5.7 MP) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Canon PowerShot A590 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the A590 IS (vs the A495)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A590 IS (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the A590 IS and A495

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3
  • Light weight: 225 g vs 175 g

Canon PowerShot A550

Canon PowerShot A550
3 years older

Significant advantages of the A550 (vs the A495)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A550 (vs the A495)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the A550 and A495

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 175 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30
10 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S30 (vs the A495)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S30 (vs the A495)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 1.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/725 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-S30 and A495

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
6 years newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 30 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the A495)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and A495

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 175 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $112.13

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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8 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the A495)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the A495)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and A495

  • None found