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Canon A495 Red PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera - 4261B001

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Canon A495 Red PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera - A495RED

The Freedom to Create.
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.

Loaded with Features, Packed with Value.
Easy to use, powerful A-Series camera has 10.0 Megapixels and 3.3x Optical Zoom makes picture taking a snap!

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

Everything's Easy.
Smart AUTO will do the work for you by intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.

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.

Be Dazzled by Technology!
New Scene Modes such as Super Vivid for additional bursts of color, and Poster Effect for a unique artistic look, which gives the shooter more creative freedom to capture images their way!

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.

  • Shooting Modes: Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions
    • Auto: The camera chooses all the settings so you can concentrate on your subject.
    • P Program: Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
    • Movie: Shoot in VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps/30 fps LP) and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB per clip.
    • Special Scene Modes
      • Portrait: The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
      • Night Snapshot: Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
      • Kids & Pets: Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
      • Indoor: Reduce blur and improve color accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
      • Face Detection Self-Timer: Face Detection Self-Timer detects faces in the scene and releases the shutter in response to the appearance of an additional face.
      • Low Light: For high-quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
      • Super Vivid: Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
      • Poster Effect: Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
      • Beach: Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
      • Foliage: Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
      • Snow: Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
      • Fireworks: Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
      • Long Shutter: Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.

See the Image On a Big Screen.
Large, clear 2.5-inch LCD makes taking and viewing images a breeze.

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.

Get the Power Anywhere!
This AA battery-powered camera enables you to easily power up on the go!

Conveniently, you don't need to worry about running out or recharging of batteries with the PowerShot A495. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally.

A Bold Pop of Color.
Comes in 3 bright colors: Red, Blue and Silver.

There's nobody else quite like you. So naturally, you demand a camera that is utterly you...like the Canon PowerShot A495. This camera makes getting what you want remarkably easy. Exquisitely compact, its design has smoothly curving edges. And it comes in three distinctive colors that let you tell the world who you really are. Express yourself as quietly or as boldly as you like. Simply take your pick from the stylish range of shades. There's a choice of Red, Blue, or Silver. Every color tells its own story and each creates a wonderful impression of you.

Package Content:

  • PowerShot A495 Body
  • AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • AV Cable AVC-DC300

Specifications:

Type of Camera

  • Type of Camera: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.3x Optical/Approx. 4x Digital/Approx. 13x Combined Zoom

Image Capture Device

  • Type: 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 10.3 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 10.0 Megapixels

Lens

  • Focal Length: 6.6 (W) - 21.6 (T)mm - 35mm (film equivalent: 37 - 122mm)
  • Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x
  • Focusing Range
    • Normal: 2 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 9.8 in. (25 cm) - infinity (T)
    • Macro: 0.4 in - 1.6 ft. (W), 9.8 in. - 1.6 ft. (T) (1 - 50 cm (W), 25 - 50 cm (T))
  • Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus

Viewfinder & Monitor

  • LCD Monitor: 2.5-inch type
  • LCD Pixels: Approx. 115,000 dots
  • LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
  • Shutter Speed:
    • 1 - 1/2000 sec. 15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
    • Shutter speeds differ depending on the shooting mode.
    • Shutter speed available in Long Shutter: 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 (Unit: sec.)

Exposure Control

  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
  • Light Metering Method: Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
    • * Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF (9-point)
    • ** Fixed to the center
  • Exposure Control Method: Program AE; AE Lock
  • Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance

  • White Balance Control: Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    • * Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF (9-point)

Flash

  • Built-in Flash: Auto, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Shutter Sync: 1st curtain, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Smart Flash Exposure
  • Flash Range: 30 cm - 3.0 m (W), 30 cm - 2.0 (T) (12 in. - 9.8 ft (W), 12 in. - 6.6 ft. (T))
    • Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
  • Recycling Time: 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)

Shooting Specifications

  • Shooting Modes: Auto, P, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter), Movie
  • Photo Effects: My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color*
    • *Adjustment of contrast, sharpness and saturation.
  • Self-Timer:
    • Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2.sec. delay/custom*
    • Shooting start time (0-10 sec. (in 1-second increments), 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in 1-shot increments)) can be specified.
  • Continuous Shooting: Approx. 0.9 shot/sec. approx. 2.5 shots/sec. in Low Light)

Image Storage

  • Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
  • File Format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
  • JPEG Compression Mode:
    • Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
    • Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
  • Number of Recording Pixels
    • Still Image: 3648 x 2736 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 2272 x 1704 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3648 x 2048 (Widescreen)
    • Movie: Standard Definition: 640 x 480 (30 (29.97) fps/30 (29.97) fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 (29.97) fps)
    • Available up to 4GB*
      • *Even if the file size has not reached 4GB, recording stops when the recording time reaches 1 hour. For memory cards with a capacity less than 4GB, recording stops when the recording time reaches 1 hour.

Playback Specifications

  • Playback Modes File
    • Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Resume, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Rotate, Jump, Slide Show, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
    • Movie: Normal Playback*, Slow Motion**, Pause, First Frame, Last Frame, Next Frame, Previous Frame, Fast Forward, Fast Rewind.
      • Displays playback position and shooting time
    • *Audio settings available in 5 levels.
    • ** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available

Erasing Specifications

  • Erase Modes:
    • Still Image: single image, all images
    • Movie: any movie file one at a time.

Interfaces

  • Computer Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (mini-B jack)
  • Video Out: NTSC/PAL
  • Audio Out: Monaural
  • Other: Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Supply

  • Power Source:
    • 1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
    • 2. AA NiMH batteries (NB-3AH) (x2)
    • 3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (available accessory)
  • Shooting Capacity: Still Image: approx. 150 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 400 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery (NB-3AH))*
  • Playback Time: Approx. 8 hours. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 10 hours (AA-size NiMH Battery)
    • * LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Physical Specifications

  • Operating Temperature:
    • 32-104°F/0-40°C
    • 0 - 35°C/32 - 95°F when NB-3AH is used
  • Operating Humidity: 10-90%

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 3.68"
  • Height: 2.43"
  • Depth: 1.20"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.39 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels10 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoNo
Height (inches)2.43"
Width (inches)3.68"
Depth (inches)1.20"
Optical Zoom3.3x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length6.6 (W) - 21.6 (T)mm - 35mm (film equivalent: 37 - 122mm)
Focus ModesNormal, Macro
Image StabilizationNo
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.5"
LCD TypeLCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay10 sec., 2 sec.
Shutter Speed1 - 1/2000 sec. 15 - 1/2000 sec.
Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Power SourceAA-size Alkaline Battery, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800
White BalanceAuto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  

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Canon A495 Silver PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight/portable (8)
  • Nice features/settings (8)
  • Simple controls/menu (8)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Dim LCD (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "A good value, that takes great pictures"

    A 2 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...Read complete review

    A 2 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. 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. 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 I S mode to continous. The disp overlay to grid lines to help take a straighter picture, You may use it for the 1/3 rule also). Some are having trouble with the shutter button trying to push it half way down trying to compose there picture, on this camera, you only have to touch the shutter button and the weight of your finger will do the trick, if you try to push it half way like the canon A480 or your old camera it will take the picture... Other Thoughts: The A495 takes great pictures but you will not be able to tell it by the low resolution lcd screen, you will have to wait and look at them on the computer to realy see how good they are. It is sometimes hard to compose your shot in very bright sun light also. I know this all sounds bad but for the price this camera does take great pictures and is easy and fun to use. It is on par for this price point. I have bought these for my 4 and 6 year old grand kids ( The canon A 480s) and have had no trouble for a year now. The next step up is a canon SD 1300 that I know anything about and you can get a upgrade on this stuff if you just can't live with the A495 (I have never used a A3100)so I can not speak for it. I am no expert and I am trying to be honest here and help out if I can, these are just my thoughts, check out the other reviews and good luck on your next camera. I have these cameras (SD 1300,A480 A 495) I really like them.

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    Narrow Field of View

    I am very disappointed in this camera's field of view. Way too narrow for many shots. Also a battery hog.

    I am very disappointed in this camera's field of view. Way too narrow for many shots. Also a battery hog.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Narrow Field of View

    By Lars

    from Colorado

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Nice features/settings
    • Simple controls/menu

    Cons

    • Dim LCD
    • nnarrow field of view
    • Short battery life

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon A495 Silver PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

      I am very disappointed in this camera's field of view. Way too narrow for many shots. Also a battery hog.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Point and Click Option

      By TooTall

      from Missouri

      Pros

      • Bright LCD
      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Excellent Image Quality
      • Good battery life
      • good low-light performance
      • lightweight/portable
      • Nice features/settings
      • Simple controls/menu

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon A495 Silver PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

          I really enjoy using my Cannon PowerShot. It does most of the work for me and the picture quality is better than I imagined would be possible with an inexpensive digital camera. It's easy to take pictures and load them on my computer for storage. The only drawback is the limited zoom capacity; but what can one expect for the price? I recommend this camera if you just want to record some great memories.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          An amazing value

          By danj

          from Salem, OR

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Excellent Image Quality
          • Good battery life
          • good flash exposures
          • lightweight/portable
          • Nice features/settings
          • Simple controls/menu

          Cons

          • No IS
          • Slow flash recycle

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon A495 Silver PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

            I doubt you could find a better camera for the money. It takes great pictures and is small enough to carry in a pocket. Battery life is good when you use a good nickle-hydride rechargable.

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            (10 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Very Disappointing

            By Nsomniac

            from West Texas

            Comments about Canon A495 Silver PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

            Some features of this camera are merely inconvenient, like the very short battery life and the wait of several seconds between flash photos. But the deal breaker is the blurry pictures that result from focus issues. I tried for several weeks to adjust to the camera, but it's just about useless with that issue. It's definitely going to have to be replaced. I'm a Canon fan, and bought this camera to replace my venerable SD400. Very disappointing.

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            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice Camera

            By Pics<3

            from Canada

            Pros

            • Bright LCD
            • Durable
            • Easy to use
            • Good battery life
            • good low-light performance
            • lightweight/portable
            • Simple controls/menu

            Cons

            • Missing features/settings

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon A495 Silver PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

              This camera was very nice, it has the Faceself timer, super vibe, and the Poster effect. None of my friends have Poster effect and ts something i use often, it makes taking pictures of people very nice because of the way it shadows. The only minus i can think of is that it doesnt have the feature that makes things black and white, or the effect that makes everything black or white but for one colour. Its the only thing i wish it had It zooms very well and is definately a good buy,my sister is a photographer and she thinks this camera is great for day to day use.

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              (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              a good simple camera

              By bob

              from Oregon

              Pros

              • Bright LCD
              • Durable
              • Easy to use
              • Excellent Image Quality
              • Good battery life
              • good low-light performance
              • lightweight/portable
              • Nice features/settings

              Cons

              • Dim LCD

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon A495 Silver PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

                I wanted an inexpensive pocket camera to supplement my DSLR and searched the web for camera reviews from many makers. Many possibilities had more features and lower price than the A495, but many of these seemed to have reliability problems. I conjecture that some manufacturers swapped features for quality control in this price range. I saw no reliability complaints for the A495, and so bought it. Pros: Nice sharp pictures, comparable to my DSLR; good color, good recycle time, good autofocus and face recognition, screen plenty bright indoors. Cons: No optical viewfinder, screen image does not show in bright light outdoors, at least for my eyesight. The viewing screen is essentially useless in this circumstance. However, these problem seem to be endemic to low end point-and-shoots. All in all I think this camera is a good value. I recommend it for a beginner or someone who, like me, wants an inexpensive lightweight supplementary camera.

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                (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                No rodeo

                By rigger

                from N. Carolina

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • slick in dry hands.

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon A495 Silver PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

                    Mistakes made, No view port, regular batteries, slow flash and picture response. They say it can be up to 6 sec. to recharge flash and snap pic. A bull ride is 8 sec. one shot, not good. Drag race forget it. Look at other models first before this one. Wife bought it, we had a PS A640 and the screen went blank. It will have to do for now.

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                    (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just got this as a backup ...

                    By Priscilla

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Canon A495 Silver PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

                    Just got this as a backup to my A95. I LOVE CANON. I will always buy Canon. My A95 had CCD issues. It was 5 1/2 yrs old and CANON stood behind their product and repaired it for free!! I LOVE CANON.

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                    (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great little camera

                    By Magnum

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time

                    Cons

                    • Average video quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon A495 Blue PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

                    Vacation, car shows nature hikes.

                    Comment on this review

                    (36 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome camera

                    By klad1987

                    from Cleveland, OH

                    Pros

                    • Bright LCD
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to use
                    • Excellent Image Quality
                    • good low-light performance
                    • lightweight/portable
                    • Nice features/settings
                    • Simple controls/menu

                    Cons

                    • Short battery life

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon A495 Silver PowerShot 10 Megapixels Digital Camera:

                      I purchased this camera to replace my other Canon Camera which needs some repairs. This camera is fast at taking pictures which is perfect if you have children. It captures nice pictures and I have not had an issue. the only things that I would change is that the flash needs to charge after a picture and it uses AA batteries instead of the lithium batteries which come in more handy and last longer.

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