As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A95 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot A95's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T5i and the PowerShot S95) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A95 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly larger (compact (101×65×35 mm) vs compact (96×63×31 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
6 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S95 and PowerShot A95

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the A1000 IS (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Much lighter: 155 g vs 335 g

Significant disadvantages of the A1000 IS (vs the PowerShot A95)

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

common strengths of the A1000 IS and PowerShot A95

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon PowerShot A80

Canon PowerShot A80
1 year older

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A80 (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A80 (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot A80 and PowerShot A95

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A95 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (101×65×35 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (335 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
8 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 5 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (101×65×35 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 580 g vs 335 g

common strengths of the T5i and PowerShot A95

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A95 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (1.4" vs 1.8").

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
9 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and PowerShot A95

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (101×65×35 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 335 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.4"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A95 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is thinner (1.4" vs 2.8"), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 1/2 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 36 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (august 2004 vs june 2007).

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Z712 IS (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the Z712 IS (vs the PowerShot A95)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Z712 IS and PowerShot A95

  • Very small: Standard size (104×74×70 mm) vs Compact (101×65×35 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.4"
  • Very light: 350 g vs 335 g