Canon PowerShot A495

When you have decided to start using a digital camera, and retire your film camera, the features are a bit confusing to figure out. Getting user-friendly model as your first digital camera will help to avoid potential difficulties. You can buy a digital camera of any complexity you want, from easy to use right up to the very complicated models providing video capability.


It may be a little hard learning to use a digital camera if what you are accustomed to is a film camera with simple features. There is more to it than point and click; first you will need to set the focus, aided by the picture you get on the screen which shows the effect of any modifications you make. The Canon Powershot A495 merges the ease of use needed by the newbie with an attractive design of softened, curving edges. It has a very appealing combination of advanced features packaged concisely and beautifully. Pictures with gorgeous color in 10 megapixel resolution are possible with this camera which has a 3.3x optical zoom also. The DIGIC III Image Processor makes everything come out clear.

Snapping pictures and playing back your images, with the brilliant picture provided by the audacious 2.5 inch LED, is a pleasing experience. You also have three different colors you can select from. The Canon A495 is a low-cost camera that you can carry around in a bag for shots that are unanticipated. This is a basic camera and it is created by a known camera company. Obviously, you get what you pay for, so you need to realize that you will not get what a thousand dollar camera would give you. You can use the PowerShot A495 with ease directly out of the box, and the more so if you have a little experience with cameras. If you are a novice, the user guide will explain all the features for you.

It should be long-lasting, being made of strong plastic. It is larger than the cameras, which are ultra-compact, thus is not as easy to drop. All the photos it captures are of a genuinely good quality, and that includes the close-ups. A great feature is that you can capture videos with sound and upload them immediately to YouTube. It comes with a really good photo editing software in ZoomBroser. It does take a while to recharge after you have taken a photo, which is one of the few negatives of the Canon PowerShot A495. As you would expect from a camera which operates on two AA batteries, it takes even longer to recharge when you use the flash. As is common with cameras in this price range, the PowerShot A495 has no optical image stabilization or an optical viewfinder.

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

Although the LED screen is plenty big, the resolution isn’t good, but the photos downloaded on the computer look much better. For the cost, the Canon PowerShot A495 is a very good camera for a novice. The slowness of the recharge after taking a picture is the worst of the downsides.

It is  also available in red or silver color.


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