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Cannon Poweshot A495 - Excellent camera very easy to use
Canon Powershot A495
Author Name: shopalotkt
Canon Powershot A495
Date: 01/10/10, updated on 28/10/10 (24 review reads)
Advantages: Large screen, fast, good quality pictures, takes batteries, comes in nice colours
I got this camera recently and it is fab. It has a large screen which is great because my old camera had a really small screen and you could barely see the photo. The screen is 2.5 inches and it really makes taking photos clearer because the screen is so big I can see if people are looking the right way and smiling even from a long distance away. The screen is also very clear and the image on it when you take the picture is very detailed and is very good quality.
This camera is 10.0 mega pixels so does take excellent photos and is extremely good quality photos which are not at all fuzzy.
I have got this camera in red and it really stands out and looks very modern and trendy. Much better than boring black or silver and it the red makes it look a bit special in my opinion.
One of the best things about it is that it takes pictures one after the other very quickly so you don't have to wait too long although it does take a second if you are waiting for the flash but hardly any time at all. It is also quick to turn on with the on/off button and the lens also comes out very quickly so the camera is ready to take a picture straight away. So it is easier to capture those memorable moments with this camera as I found with my old camera that when waiting for the camera to turn on my toddler had usually moved away but with this it is ready to take a picture almost instantly and makes taking photos much more fun.
It also has face detection technology and identifies a person's face on the screen before you take the picture which does make it easier to take a good picture and will even wait for another face so if you want everyone in the picture it will wait until it sees the last person before taking the picture which I think is a really nice touch.
Another good thing about it that makes it very practical and easy to use is that it takes batteries rather than a camera battery. I find this much better because if we are out and the camera needs new batteries we can just buy some so we don't have to wait until we get home to charge it.
It is a very simple and easy to use camera as I have not had to look at the instructions for it at all. The functions on it are easily available and straightforward. The buttons are easy to use to control the different funcations like looking back at photos you have taken or changing the settings.
Another thing I like about this camera is its matt finsh rather than shiny so always looks sleek and clean and doesn't leave finger marks on it. Also it is a nice shape to hold in your hand and also a good size to take a picture. It is not the smallest of cameras as it is quite chunky and is not as thin as some other cameras and don't think I would like to carry it in my pocket as it would stick out too much but that is not a problem for me.
I think it is a good price for a quality camera which takes lovely pictures and is very easy to use and I cannot fault it for the price.
Summary: Fantastic price for such a lovely camera
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