• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 122.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot A495
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
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Predecessor:   Panasonic GF5
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Successor:   Panasonic GF7
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General
Model Number: A495 GF6
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $129.99 $599.99
Street Price: $86.00 $399.95
Date Available: 2010-02-28 2013-06-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.2 oz (175 g) 16.0 oz (454 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 3.7 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(94 x 62 x 31 mm)
4.4 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.
(111 x 65 x 38 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 4/3
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 3.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   54
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   20.7
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   10.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   622
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3),
4592 x 3064 (14.1 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2584 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3424 x 3424 (11.7 MP, 1:1),
3232 x 2424 (7.8 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 2160 (7.0 MP, 3:2),
3232 x 1824 (5.9 MP, Other),
2416 x 2416 (5.8 MP, 1:1),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG, MPO, RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.9 4.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/30 LP)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVCHD or MP4, with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 122mm 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.6 - 21.6mm 14 - 42mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.30x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.0 (W) to f/5.8 (T) f/3.5 (wide) / f.5.6 (tele) - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 2 cm to Infinity
0.8 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 46.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 2x or 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection (9-point) Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint, Touch
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 115,000 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   160
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps; 25600 extended
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter Scene Guide (Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing); Creative Control (Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy POP, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine), Panorama
Self Timer: 2 , 10, custom seconds 2, 10, 3 images after 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Shutter Sync: 1st curtain, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Smart Flash Exposure Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 30 cm - 3.0 m (W), 30 cm - 2.0 (T) (12 in. - 9.8 ft (W), 12 in. - 6.6 ft. (T) Lens dependent; GN 6.3m (ISO 160)
Max Flash Sync:   1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVCHD or MP4, with stereo sound
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended):   Mini HDMI (Type-C), Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, Combined AV/USB connector
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.58
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   0.62
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.60
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.9 4.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 28
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   3.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   8
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.27 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.092 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.40 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.072 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Full AF lag, wide-area mode = 0.277s
Startup Time:   0.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 3.6 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 400 shots (NiMH AA) 340 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA Proprietary (7.2V, 1025mAh)
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables, NiMH rechargeables Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposables 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial), USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Smart Auto, i-Contrast, Face Detection self-timer. Available in Red, Blue and Silver. Tilting Cell Touch 1040K-dot LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode), NFC. Available in black, white, brown or red.