This camera is a solid shooter, according to Canon PowerShot A495 reviews from both experts and consumers. CNET says in a review that the camera's photo quality is top-notch, even better than some pricier models. Many users posting reviews on Amazon call the A495 a great value, although some say the battery life is not very good. In reviews posted at Best Buy, users appreciate how easy it is to shoot good photos with the A495.
The Canon PowerShot A495 is a 10.3-megapixel camera with 3.3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom. The camera has a 2.5-inch LCD, and its shutter speeds range from 1/2000 of a second to 15 seconds. The PowerShot can use many kinds of memory cards, including SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, and HC MMC Plus cards.
Canon always seems to produce pretty good cameras even at the bottom end of the market. The Canon PowerShot A495 shoots excellent photos considering its low cost. It's also a snap to use, as any good budget point-and-shoot should be. Even if the battery life is a little on the short side, it's not a huge hassle. This camera uses AA batteries, so keep a couple of extra rechargeable batteries handy and you'll always be good to go.