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Old Sep 24, 2010, 7:52 PM   #1
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Default A495 is Very Disappointing, Alternatives Sought

I just bought a Canon A495 as a pretty inexpensive point and shoot that takes good quality images. So far, I'm very unhappy with the camera. Even shots I took in good daylight are very soft. Many were just plain fuzzy. I know I was holding the camera as still as was possible, and it does have rudimentary image stabilization.

I have the option of returning the camera. Is there something else (Canon or Nikon) that is a little better, and possibly a little more solid-feeling in hand?

Thanks very much.
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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I do not have hands-on experience with the A-495. However, I have a lot of hands-on experience with my A-480, that I purchased as a refurbished Canon camera for just $70.00 from Beach Camera.

The A-480 has been great and produced all my E-Bay photos beautifully. One of the best things about my A-480 is is great image sharpness, as you can see from the attached photo sample.

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 1:12 PM   #3
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Thanks, I've decided to return the A495 and probably buy a Nikon L22. I think some kind of image stabilization is good to have.
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