Editors Liked

  • Simple and elegant design, Superb image quality for the money , Convenient power source, Some control over settings
  • Reliable Auto mode, Excellent photo quality for its price
  • Fast AF, affordable, image quality considering price
  • PowerShot A495 has nice, clean look, Startup is fast, Macro mode results are very good ... as long as flash is off, Results in outdoor lighting are outstanding, Low price is good for beginners

Editors Didn't Like

  • No optical or sensor-shift image stabilization, Slow flash recycling, Relatively small and low resolution screen, Limited zoom range
  • Short battery life, Lowresolution LCD, Slow shooting performance
  • Lens not wide enough, slow buffer, screen quality
  • LCD is small and not as sharp as I'd like to see, LCD can be tough to see in bright sunlight, Movie mode could be better, A builtin "help" mode would be good for beginners, Shutter lag can be a problem in low light