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Canon PowerShot A495

alaTest has collected and analyzed 554 reviews of Canon PowerShot A495. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The image quality and price also get good feedback. There are mixed comments on the exposure and contrast. There are some less positive opinions about the viewfinder and focus.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

memory, focus, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A495 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A495

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A495 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The price and portability are also appreciated. Views about the reliability and size are different. There are some less positive reviews about the battery.

usability, portability, price, performance, image quality

battery

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A495

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 278 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A495 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and performance. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. The viewfinder and memory get less positive opinions. Opinions about the focus and reliability are different.

usability, price, image quality, performance, portability

memory, viewfinder

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot A495

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A495 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the usability, whereas there are some mixed views about the performance.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot A495 review - What Digital Camera tests the Canon A495

 

The Canon A495 is a new budget compact, following in the footsteps of the mighty A480. But does it live up to the prestige of its previous model? The What Digital Camera Canon A495 review…

Fast AF, affordable, image quality considering price

Lens not wide enough, slow buffer, screen quality

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot A495 camera

 

Compacts at the lower end of the PowerShot range's pricing scale have always been the poor relations of those from the flashier IXUS brand. That said the gap seems to be narrowing. At a manufacturer's suggested price of £139.99 just £50 separates this...

Inexpensive, easy to use point and shoot operation with image quality comparable to pricier IXUS models, sharing sensors of the same dimensions

AA batteries provided don't last as long as a fully charged rechargeable lithium ion pack, plastic-y build

So, for the modest cost of the A495 you get a rather modest camera. This is in essence an "auto everything" model requiring precious little hands-on control from the user. The low price has meant a limited feature set, power coming courtesy of those...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot A495 review

 

A competent budget snapper, but the price isn't as low as the basic design suggests.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon PowerShot A495

 

A small, easy to use and reasonably priced camera from a maker who does lots of more expensive units both pocket and DSLR unit. Every maker has to have something at the lower end of the market both in price and functionality.

I am not a huge fan of cameras using standard ‘AA’ batteries but I can see the advantage for people away from home a lot as most places sell ‘AA’ batteries. However there must be an option for some form or rechargeable unit else why put the D/C input...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Canon Powershot A495

 

With 10 megapixels and 18 different scene modes and a sub-£100 price tag, the Canon Powershot A495 is a nifty little snapper. It has 3.3x optical zoom, smart auto for making your shots match conditions without manual tinkering and a 2.5-inch LCD round...

The Canon Powershot A495 isn’t going to turn you into the next David Bailey. But if you're on a limited budget but want pictures that don’t look like they’ve been taken with a Fisher Price toy shooter, then this is ideal. It has Canon’s sturdy build...

May, 2010

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot A495

 

The Canon PowerShot A495 is built in a way that is amazingly simple with a compact look. If convenience is what one is looking for then this is the camera to use with it even being very friendly to people who are using it for the first time. With...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Russell Barnes (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A495

 

Can one of Canon's cheapest compacts outshoot its higher-spec competitors?

Despite being one of the uglier ducklings in the budget compact marketplace, there's little not to love when you consider the quality and reliability of its end results.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (talktalk.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A495

 

Budget 10-megapixel snapper that takes surprisingly good photos Selecting carefully, it’s possible to buy a reliable digital camera for around £100. The list price of Canon’s Powershot A495, ...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon PowerShot A495 review

 

The Canon A495 is a new budget compact, following in the footsteps of the mighty A480. But does it live up to the prestige of its previous model? The What Digital Camera Canon A495 review…

Fast AF, affordable, image quality considering price

Lens not wide enough, slow buffer, screen quality

The A495 is a decent, affordable camera. However it doesn’t offer anything vastly beyond to the A480 before it and, as this is new to the market, the price has crept up too. Saying that it offers good quality when considered pound for pound, the camera...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A495

 

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