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Canon PowerShot A495 10.0 MP Digital Camera with 3.3x Optical Zoom and 2.5-Inch LCD (Blue)

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  • 10.0 megapixels and 3.3x optical zoom make picture taking a snap
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 18 predefined shooting situations; new scene modes deliver more creative freedom
  • Large, clear 2.5-inch LCD
  • AA battery power enables you to easily power up on the go
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Technical Details

Color: Blue
  • Built-in Flash
  • Video Capability
  • Mac Compatible

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Product Details

Color: Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 1.2 x 2.4 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0032JRRXY
  • Item model number: A495 Blue
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,118 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 5, 2010

Product Description

Color: Blue

From the Manufacturer

With its streamlined silhouette and smoothly curved edges, the Canon PowerShot A495 has the compact sophistication and relaxed simplicity that make it a natural for beginners and everyone else who craves style and convenience. The 10.0-megapixel resolution and 3.3x optical zoom make it easy to capture the action in dazzling color and brilliant detail. The DIGIC III Image Processor keeps it all looking sharp. To help you make the most of your creativity, new Scene Modes make your photographs standout. A bright, bold 2.5-inch LCD makes shooting and playback a genuine pleasure. Plus, choose from any of three dazzling colors.

Canon PowerShot highlights
10.0-megapixel resolution delivers amazing detail
Canon PowerShot A495 Highlights

Easy to use, powerful A-Series camera has 10.0 megapixels and 3.3x optical zoom
With the PowerShot A495, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 10.0-megapixel camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you'll be proud to display. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot A495 can be enlarged up to 13 x 19 inches.

The PowerShot A495 has a 3.3x optical zoom lens (35mm film equivalent 37-122mm) that let you capture up-close and memorable images.

Smart AUTO will do the work for you by intelligently selecting the proper settings
Just set the Canon PowerShot A495 to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.

New Scene Modes deliver more creative freedom
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The Canon PowerShot A495 gives you even more creative freedom by including new modes made to get the kind of images people talk about. Super Vivid captures the colors you see with your mind's eye, saturating the scene with intense colors. Turn drab scenes into exciting compositions, when dull pinks blaze into brilliant fuchsia and off-yellows suddenly burn bright and hot. Even dark colors become richer with Super Vivid. Sunsets and floral scenes turn into bursts of color, and get your photo noticed.

Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations of color into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts across your image for a unique artistic look.
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Large, clear 2.5-inch LCD
The PowerShot A495's 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

Product Description

Canon PowerShot A495 Point & Shoot Digital Camera - 10 Megapixel - 2.50" LCD - Blue 4260B001 Digital Cameras

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Camera seems a little flimsy in the hand. Pictures are good with it, when you remember to put fresh batteries in it. This would be a good backup emergency type of camera. Read more ›
Video does produce a reasonable quality product, but the…In daylight, the pictures were very good and night snaps with the flash were OK with expected levels of noise. T… Read more ›
This camera is very easy to set up and use, and the picture quality is very good. The only drawback is that you'd better have plenty of battery on hand. Read more ›
Didn't take me long at all to get my first photo up, and I knew nothing going in. And the photo quality is great for the price. Read more ›
Like my previous Canon Powershot, the quality is great so far. My only concern is how long will the flash unit work; that's what happened to my previous Powershot. Read more ›
I have always loved Canon Powershot cameras. The picture quality is good, but the wait time to see the picture is a little long. I used a similar camera (Canon Powershot… Read more ›
They love them! Easy to use and they take them everywhere! I bought myself one and it works great! Read more ›
I was using this camera today, and realized that I had a few things to say about it, even though I purchased it a few…The camera itself is lightweight and easy to use. T… Read more ›
I like this camera, the only problem is sometimes it takes a while to take a picture with flash because it takes sometime after a…But it is a good one for regular use. Read more ›
like the camera - this was a replacement for one I had j just like it, pretty easy to operate. Read more ›
Great pictures! Easy to use! Easy to upload and download! Read more ›
I got this camera in red color for Christmas last year for my daughter. This camera has a better sensor than SD1100 and takes great pictures and it is very easy to use. Uses… Read more ›
I give this camera a five stars because of ease of use and the price was very good for the money it costs. The only complaint I have is that it did not come with a picture… Read more ›
This is a very cool camera, my first one I've ordered. and it's easy to use. The size and price are great. Read more ›
Unless you're willing to pay with lots of frustration that moments and memories you wanted have instead slipped away, choose one of the many better products available at… Read more ›
After only 2 hours with the camera I am confident in how to use it and the photo quality is very impressive.. Well worth the price. Read more ›
I bought this for a very good price to send as a gift to my Aunt. Its very simple to use and picture quality is great as always with Canon. Read more ›
For the price this camera is an amazing value. Which wouldn't matter if the photo quality wasn't there, but it is. Read more ›
-Takes great pictures in high light -Macro function works well -The camera is small and light - fits well into pockets Read more ›
Nice camera. The macro setting is excellent along with the night picture options. The auto focus and face recognition are good too. Read more ›
good pictures with this camera. easy to learn menu for features to change settings, set the lighting, zoom in and out. use the good batteries with this camera, the extra… Read more ›
I just tried the "Vivid" setting and it makes the pictures really pop with color (it only took me 2 years to discover it has this setting - I'll check the older one to see… Read more ›
This is a great camera,easy to use love the features and the picture quality is great. I use re-chargable AA batteries and they last quite a long while. Read more ›
I wish I had read the technical details and size info. It is not a thin one like the new models. It uses two AAA batteries not a battery pack. Read more ›
For those of us who just want an easy to use…The pictures I have taken while on vacation may not be worthy of Nat Geo standards, but they are clear and the color is good. Read more ›
About the only thing I would recommend against is to use the vivid color scene option. The pictures are oversatuated in color. Read more ›
We are having so much fun with it. Using the poster mode, and vivid color on plants, and animals, and everything else in between. Everyone is always using it.. Read more ›
· The A495 has two (2) additional Scene Modes: Poster Effect and Super Vivid Color. Nice to have the additional scenes, but how often will you use them? Read more ›
I turn it off if I am not planning on taking a picture for a few minutes. It is small and I like the blue color. It is designed well ergonomically. Read more ›
* I just realy like the colors in the pictures that the canon cameras produce, again thats just me thinking out loud. Read more ›
I got this as a secondary digital camera meant for more portability. It is very light and efficient and easy to carry around. It's got a nice look and can take photos up to… Read more ›
BTW: When clarity matters I found it useful to bring a monopod (tripod with one leg). It's easy to carry and does a lot to steady the camera. Read more ›
Already taken well over 50 in just two days & transfered to my laptop with ease. Very small & compact design makes it easy to carry in your pocket if you wish. Several… Read more ›
I recently bought a much more expensive and…This camera takes just about as good of pictures as the pro model (when shooting wide angle)and is much easier to carry around. Read more ›
it isn't heavy which makes it less fragile and easy to carry and although it doesn't have the look of an extremely high tech camera, the functions and resolution are… Read more ›
I bought this camera today! I wanted a small camera that is easy to carry around. It has the same lens as the Canon A480 & a well known British camera magazine gave that… Read more ›
The only thing is the focus needs adjusting after awhile and the shutter speed could be faster. The battery life is good and the charge unit that comes with it is very nice. I… Read more ›
So, while the picture quality is great and handling the camera is very straightforward and easy, battery life is a terrible factor working against that. Read more ›
Picture quality is good, nice features, but battery life really sucks on this camera. Not using any flash I get about 20 pictures before battery change alarm comes on. Read more ›
I've had it since April 2011 and it's still going strong. Very good battery life and a nice amount of modes. A nice little camera for a kid who wants a non-confusing camera… Read more ›
The AA batterys are probably the reason the LCD screen takes so long to recharge after the flash goes off (and to take the next picture) even with the good batterys it is… Read more ›
Good as Video Camera and Great as a Camera, Need a tripod in low light or Zoom role. ONE bothersome problem - the battery compartment lid tends to pop open if you aren't… Read more ›
I bought this camera in May 2011. It's a really good camera with great video and very clean photos. Its only problem is that after a year or so the battery gate does not… Read more ›
Simple design, and perfect productivity for a budget camera. No problem at all, just point ant shoot and get perfect pictures and good video. Read more ›
It is very light and efficient and easy to carry around. It's got a nice look and can take photos up to 10Mpxl, as well as video. What I don't like about it is that it… Read more ›
Nicer to hold than Canon A3000IS LCD screen works quite well even in bright sun. Looks far better than one budget Kodak model I looked at. Read more ›
I like that it takes regular batteries and is easy to view the pictures on a nice sized screen. Good camera for a reasonable price. Read more ›
Last year's CU favorite, and I can see why. Nice big display. Pix especially sharp in macro mode. Read more ›
It uses 2 AA batteries which I wanted. It is a little slow for quick shots and flash ; however, it is fast enough for most uses. The batteries lasted for 50 shots. Read more ›
It fits in my glove box, my pouch, and even in my computer bag with the computer in it!!! I don't like the slow flash, however. I love the color and the zoom it easy and… Read more ›
The AA batterys are probably the reason the LCD screen takes so long to recharge after the flash goes off (and to take the next picture) even with the good batterys it is… Read more ›
Purchased for my parents, it is easy to use and easy to get around in. 99% of all users do not need a camera with greater resolution. Buy a camera with good glass used in… Read more ›
it isn't heavy which makes it less fragile and easy to carry and although it doesn't have the look of an extremely high tech camera, the functions and resolution are… Read more ›
The camera is easy to use, takes clear pictures with even, accurate colors and good lighting. Zoom is easy to adjust. Uses AA batteries which take a few seconds to recharge… Read more ›
the camera also comes with a video mode- great for shooting small video clips, an AV cable- to attach to your TV set to watch your pics & videos on the big screen, a USB… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

425 of 431 people found the following review helpful By Yarii TOP 100 REVIEWER on February 16, 2010
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
I decided on the Canon A495 as I wanted an inexpensive camera to carry around in my bag for unexpected shots. For those of you who want a good basic camera from a well-known camera company, this one should fit your needs well.

Are you trying to decide between the A495 and the next model lower, the A490? Here are the differences:

· The A495 has a Face Self-Timer feature. You can focus on a group of people, and before the camera takes the shot, run over and get into the picture yourself, with your face being detected, too. Of course, you would also need a tripod or a place to set the camera down.

· The A495 has two (2) additional Scene Modes: Poster Effect and Super Vivid Color. Nice to have the additional scenes, but how often will you use them? I plan on making some art for my living room walls with the Poster Effect scene, so I opted for the A495.

· The A495 will focus on up to 9 faces (or areas); whereas the A490 will focus on up to 5 faces (or areas).

I would have given this camera 5 stars if it wasn't so darn slow on the recycling time after taking a photo. It flashes "busy" on the LCD screen and it is frustrating when you are waiting to take another shot.

NOTE #1: This camera does not come with an SD card, so pick one up when buying the camera as you will not be able to use it right out of the box otherwise. This camera will accept SDHC cards up to/including 32 GB.

NOTE #2: The PSC-500 genuine Canon case Canon PSC-500 Deluxe Soft Case fits this camera perfectly, but there is no extra room for spare batteries. It's a snug fit, but it's well padded too.

NOTE #3: For those of you looking for a camera that can put a date stamp on your pictures, this one does. You have your choice of date only or date and time - or none at all.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By CAMPJEEP on June 22, 2010
Color Name: Red
Simple, easy to use, feels good in the hands and it does take great pictures.
A great choice for a first digital camera.
It's the perfect camera to have if you're on a budget but want to capture great quality pictures.

A 2.5 sec delay between shots with out the flash, ( with the flash on the avg is around. 3 TO 6 secs ), and start up time is 1.6 sec.

*The camera does not have optical image stabilization.

*No memory card included with this camera*.

I use a 2gig san disk sd card ultra II(you do not get one with the camera) that gives you about 750 pictures.

I use 2 AA energizer (lithium batterys)(or 2650-2900 mAH rechargables) and that gets about 500-550 pictures . You would not be happy with just standerd AA battery life.
Walmarts, Meijers stores have a 8 pack of AA energizer lithium batterys for about $16.80,they seem to last for ever. I just use these like for vacation or a hloidays, for just every day shooting I use (good) rechargeables.

The AA batterys are probably the reason the LCD screen takes so long to recharge after the flash goes off (and to take the next picture) even with the good batterys it is recharging the flash up to 8sec on a (full flash) recharge and the times that are stated above...

I set the disp overlay to grid lines to help take a straighter picture, You may use it for the 1/3 rule also).

Cons: None for this price point.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By rob damage on March 7, 2010
Color Name: Red
i've had many digital point & shoots in the past and i've got to say that the A495 is simply the best. here you have a camera you can take pictures with with ease in automatic mode and then further your picture taking skills with both the program mode and the settings mode. for anyone with experience in digital cameras, the aforementioned settings are familiar territory- but one should know, never has navigating the settings been easier and faster. not only is this a handy little camera to have around for those 'just in case' moments, but it is a great camera to grow with. i really wish that this was my very first introduction to the digital camera world! put in a little effort and viola! in no time, you're taking pictures worth framing. at 10 mega pixels, these shots can be blown up to poster size, suitable for hanging!!
the camera also comes with a video mode- great for shooting small video clips, an AV cable- to attach to your TV set to watch your pics & videos on the big screen, a USB cable- to upload your pics/vids to your computer for editing, and a disk with a pdf instruction manual, and the solid Canon Zoom browser for editing your pics.
in all, a perfect pocket sized camera not only for the person that doesn't feel like lugging around something bigger & more expensive, but for someone on a tight budget that wants something with quality and the ability to learn with.
(honorable mention has to go to the 'posterize' camera setting. i included some of the pics i took in this mode- i'm absolutely addicted to shooting with this setting in widescreen!!!)
finally, nothing is without flaws: if i absolutely HAD to find fault with this camera this would be it:
1. AA battery life (definitely bring backup batteries- or better yet, rechargables)
2.
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