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PowerShot A495

PowerShot A Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 4259B001


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

Back to TopImage Capture Device

10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels
Approx. 10.3 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

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

    Back to TopViewfinders

    Optical Viewfinder

    LCD Monitor
    2.5-inch type

    LCD Pixels
    Approx. 115,000 dots

    LCD Coverage
    Approx. 100%

    Back to TopAperture 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.)

    Back to TopExposure Control

    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

    Back to TopWhite Balance

    White Balance Control
    Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

    * Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF (9-point)

    Back to TopFlash

    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)

    Flash Exposure Compensation

    Back to TopShooting 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.

    Wireless Control

    Continuous Shooting
    Approx. 0.9 shot/sec. approx. 2.5 shots/sec. in Low Light)

    Back to TopImage 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.

    Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

    Image data

     Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)Medium 3 (M3)
    File Size (KB)2,5651,2261,6207801,116556558278

      Small (S)Widescreen (W)
    File Size (KB)150841,920918

    Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

    Movie data

      Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
    640 x 480320 x 240
    30 (29.97) fps30 (29.97) fps LP30 (29.97) fps
    Movie size (KB/sec.)1,932972672
    4GB32 min. 26 sec.1 hr. 02 min. 51 sec.1 hr. 31 min. 25 sec.
    16GB 2 hr. 12 min. 50 sec. 4 hr. 17 min. 23 sec. 6 hr. 14 min. 23 sec.
    Note: N=Normal F=Fine

    Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

    Back to TopPlayback 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

    Back to TopErasing Specifications

    Erase Modes
    Still Image: single image, all images

    Movie: any movie file one at a time.

    Back to TopInterfaces

    Computer Interface
    Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (mini-B jack)

    Video Out

    Audio Out

    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 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.

    Back to TopPhysical Specifications

    Operating Temperature
    0 - 35°C/32 - 95°F when NB-3AH is used

    Operating Humidity

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    3.68 x 2.43 x 1.20 in./93.5 x 61.7 x 30.6mm

    Approx. 6.17 oz./175g (camera, including batteries and memory card)

    26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)

    All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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