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Canon PowerShot A495 / 10 Megapixel / 3.3x Optical Zoom / 2.5 inch LCD / Digital Camera / Silver £49.99 delivered @ Play.com
Canon PowerShot A495 / 10 Megapixel / 3.3x Optical Zoom / 2.5 inch LCD / Digital Camera / Silver £49.99 delivered @ Play.com

Canon PowerShot A495 / 10 Megapixel / 3.3x Optical Zoom / 2.5 inch LCD / Digital Camera / Silver £49.99 delivered @ Play.com

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This is a real quality camera, capable of far better pictures than anything else at this bargain price.

ORIGINALLY POSTED AT £54.99, BUT PRICE HAS NOW DROPPED TO £49.99, WHICH MAKES IT A SENSATIONAL BARGAIN. THANKS TO DEATHLORD.

Quality 10.0 Megapixel imaging
A 10.0 Megapixel sensor gives you the detail needed for superb, large-scale prints, or creatively cropping shots to perfection.

3.3X optical zoom
The 3.3x optical zoom lens is designed and manufactured by Canon to the high standards found throughout the Canon photographic range. In combination with digital zoom, magnification of up to 13x can be achieved.

6.2cm (2.5") LCD
A bright, 6.2cm (2.5") LCD lets you frame, review and share shots comfortably.

Smart Auto mode
Designed to let everyone take great shots, Smart Auto mode uses Scene Detection Technology to determine the shooting scene from subject brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue. The camera selects the scene type from 18 variables, applying the best settings for optimum output. Smart Auto mode also includes Smart Flash Exposure, which intelligently adjusts flash settings for optimum results.

Attractive and easy
Available in three colours*, the PowerShot A495 features a slim, lightweight design and simple, intuitive button layout that lets users of all ages start taking pictures right away.

16 shooting modes
A selection of 16 shooting modes includes Low Light, for great shots in darker conditions; Super Vivid, which adds vibrant colours to your photos; and Poster Effect, which creatively reduces the number of colours for a retro, poster-like effect.

Face Detection Technology
A suite of Face Detection technologies detects multiple faces in a scene and adjusts focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance - for optimal results with natural-looking skin tones. FaceSelf-Timer makes group photos easy, taking a shot after an extra face enters the frame. Auto Red-Eye Correction identifies and removes the red-eye effect that can occur when shooting with flash.

DIGIC III
As well as powering intelligent camera technologies such as Smart Auto, Canon's DIGIC III processor ensures fast response times, superb image quality, advanced noise reduction and accurate colour reproduction.

Motion Detection Technology
Activated in Smart Auto mode, Motion Detection Technology ascertains movement in the shooting scene. The optimal ISO level is then automatically set, to minimise blur and maximise image quality.

Long Play Movies
Supplement your still images with fun 30fps VGA movie clips with sound. A Long Play mode lets you store twice as much footage on the camera's memory card.

18 Comments

Am in the market for a new camera. Anyone had any experience of using this one ?

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Edited by: "stupet11" 15th Oct 2010

woohoo_postingid

Am in the market for a new camera. Anyone had any experience of using … Am in the market for a new camera. Anyone had any experience of using this one ?



Hi, Got my daughter one about 6-7 months ago. First class camera for the money, maybe not as all singing and all dancing as some ...but more than enough to satisfy 95% of users. Usual excellent Canon optics....well worth it at this price!!

Voted hot.

Does it come with a battery and charger? If so hot deal.

It takes 2xAA batteries. I believe it comes with two non rechargable ones in the box, so it's best to invest in some AA rechargables if you haven't already got some around the house.

It's a very good camera for the price, although not that much cheaper than elsewhere (e.g. Amazon do the Blue version for £59.99 ... bizarrely the Silver is the most expensive colour on Amazon at £69.99!)

how's Plays after sales these days ?
they used to hide behind their Channel Island status when it came to faults during the warranty period , told me to ring the manufacturer when an mp3 player failed after 3 months.

Price on the website shows: £49.99....

deathlord

Price on the website shows: £49.99....



Yep, which makes it a really good deal

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martyadams58

Yep, which makes it a really good deal



It was a really good deal at £54.99. At £49.99, it's pretty amazing for a camera this good, IMO.

Looks a good little camera..........shame about the AA batteries, would have bought if it had the ickle ones (li thium???)
Still voted hot

Prob the best camera at the price. Great images these canons produce considering they are budget Cameras

This is o n Steve's Digicams best cameras page under the entry level section:
steves-digicams.com/bes…tml

Full review here:
steves-digicams.com/cam…tml

or for the conclusions page skip to here:
steves-digicams.com/cam…tml

and for sample photos look here:
steves-digicams.com/cam…tml

Last paragraph from the conclusions page:
"Bottom Line - The Canon PowerShot A495 is an affordable entry-level digicam featuring a 10-Megapixel imaging sensor, DIGIC III image processor, Smart Auto scene selection and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. Designed to be incredibly easy for anyone to pick up and use, the A495 produces excellent images, but can be a little slow on the performance end. With a MSRP of US $129.99, this a great camera for first time camera buyers, or anyone that is looking for great image quality, but is not necessarily concerned with performance."

Hmm. In the market for a new camera. How's it for night photos, anyone know? The samples above are all day. Both my GF's and my old cameras are fine with day, but take terrible night photos, no matter what setting we use.

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Duckman

Hmm. In the market for a new camera. How's it for night photos, anyone … Hmm. In the market for a new camera. How's it for night photos, anyone know? The samples above are all day. Both my GF's and my old cameras are fine with day, but take terrible night photos, no matter what setting we use.



Some more sample images here, including a couple of low light shots:

photographyblog.com/rev…es/

But the fact is, you are never going to get top quality low light photos from any compact digital camera, as the small size of the sensor is the limiting factor. If you want really good low light/high ISO photos, you have to spend four or five hundred pounds on a decent quality SLR, with its much larger sensor. You will be spending ten times as much, though and getting a camera that is three times as big!

At this price point, I think you will find it very difficult to find a camera with better low light performance than the A495, but even this camera won't be great at low light levels.

thanks mate nice find.

amackie

Does it come with a battery and charger? If so hot deal.



This takes AA battries, not li-on

I recently purchased one from amazon for a gift, £60

Ozzie

how's Plays after sales these days ? they used to hide behind their … how's Plays after sales these days ? they used to hide behind their Channel Island status when it came to faults during the warranty period , told me to ring the manufacturer when an mp3 player failed after 3 months.



I just returned a pair of Goldring headphones that stopped working after 8 months, Play sent me an RMA number and an address of a Play collection depot near Oxford to send them. Got a full credit card refund a week later including my return postage, no hassle.
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