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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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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||0.9 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||115,000|
|Display Size||2.5 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||10 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||1,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||80|
|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus|
|Flash Modes Description||auto, manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash|
|Focus Type||Autofocus Only|
|ISO Range||Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Image Aspect Ratio||4:3, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.44 x 1.22 x 3.7 inches|
|Item Weight||0.39 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Macro Focus Range||1 cm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.0 - F5.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||122 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||3,648|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||37 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||15 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||10 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1 pound|
|Supported Battery Types||2 x AA batteries (Alkaline or NiMH)|
|Video Capture Format||Motion JPEG|
|Video Capture Resolution||640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.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 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.Read more ›
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I purchased this a long time ago and have updated since then, bit it was always good to me. I loved the filters it had.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This camera has served me well for a long time. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a good quality, no nonsense camera.Published 11 months ago by Jacqueline Reiss
It's just okay. I bought this several years ago. Nowadays, my phone takes better pictures. I have a Galaxy S4. I no longer use this camera. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Little Piglet
Canon cameras are going down hill quickly. This camera is bad. Takes horrible pictures and not worth the money. it is a piece of junk and not worth returning. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Slickwilly
Uses regular AA batteries. No option of rechargeable. Very poorly made. Not many features to chose from.Published 13 months ago by Fernando