• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 122.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon A495 advantages over Pentax H90

  • Less expensive
    $130 vs $180 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.0 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Pentax H90 advantages over Canon A495

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Lighter weight
    131g vs 175g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    230k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 37 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.9 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus FE-5010

Canon A495
Olympus FE-5010
  • $86
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $190
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Pentax H90
Olympus FE-5010
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Wider angle lens
  • $190
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax E80

Canon A495
Pentax E80
  • $86
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
  • $130
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Pentax H90
Pentax E80
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $130
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon A490

Canon A495
Canon A490
  • $86
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $75
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Pentax H90
Canon A490
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Lighter weight
  • $75
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Fujifilm JX250

Canon A495
Fujifilm JX250
  • $86
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
Pentax H90
Fujifilm JX250
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Manual focus
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Canon A800

Canon A495
Canon A800
  • $86
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $90
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Pentax H90
Canon A800
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Manual focus
  • $90
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
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