Canon PowerShot A495 Review

April 8, 2010 | Gavin Stoker | |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon PowerShot A495.

Canon PowerShot A480

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Are you feeling the economic pinch, but still want a more than capable compact camera? Then you could do a lot worse than Canon's cheapest camera, the Powershot A480. With a 10 megapixel sensor, 3.3x zoom lens and 2.5 inch LCD screen, the A480 offers a solid base onto which it adds a 1cm macro mode, face detection and digital anti-shake system. The Canon A480 doesn't offer the bells and whistles of more expensive models, but it can be yours for just $129.99 / £129.00 / €159.00. Read our in-depth review to find out if the Canon PowerShot A480 is worth the modest investment.

Canon Digital IXUS 105

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Canon's extensive range of small and stylish IXUS cameras shows no sign of flagging, with the IXUS 105 joining the family for 2010. Also known as the PowerShot SD1300 IS, the 105 is an affordable model that stays true to the core values of simplicity and classic good looks. The IXUS 105 marries a 12 megapixel sensor to a 4x wide-angle lens and is available in no less than five different pastel colours. Gavin Stoker takes an in-depth look at the Canon Digital IXUS 105.

Casio EX-Z450

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The Casio EX-Z450 is an attractively designed point-and-shoot camera boasting a 28-112mm 4x zoom lens with CCD-shift image stabilisation. Other key features of the compact Casio Z450 include a 3 inch LCD screen, 550 shot battery life, and support for 720p 1280x720 HD movies. Official price is £199 in the UK and $199.99 in the USA - Mark Goldstein finds out if the Casio EX-Z450 is a hit or a miss...

Olympus FE-5020

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The new Olympus FE-5020 is an affordable yet stylish entry-level compact digital camera, with an intriguing 24mm, 5x wide-angle zoom lens that matches recent cameras from the likes of Panasonic and Casio. A range of so-called Magic Filters are available to instantly jazz up your photos, whilst the Olympus 5020 also features a 2.7 inch LCD screen, hand-holding i-Auto mode for beginners, and a 12 megapixel sensor. Gavin Stoker discovers if the Olympus FE5020 is worth its £169 / $160 price-tag...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8

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The Lumix DMC-FP8 is the first in a new stylish series of cameras from Panasonic. Aimed at the fashion-conscious consumer, the FP8 features a flat aluminium body with an integral 4.6x optical zoom lens, plus an interface that lights up in blue when operated. In addition to all this adornment, the Panasonic FP8 also offers a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch LCD screen and ultra high speed auto-focus performance. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 is available in red, black or silver for £249.99 / $299.95. Gavin Stoker finds out if there's enough substance to match the style...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 is a new 14 megapixel compact camera with an ultra-wide angle 24-140mm 5x lens, complete with fast f/2.8 aperture, ISO 3200 and SteadyShot anti-shake system. The W380 has a raft of auto features aimed at improving your pictures, from the Easy shooting mode for complete beginners to the Sweep Panorama mode that never fails to impress. Heavily based on the WX1 camera that we enthusiastically reviewed at the end of 2009, does the Sony W380 succeed in bringing a similar feature set to a wider audience? Read our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W380 review to find out...

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