“The Canon PowerShot A495 is a budget-priced compact with […] superb all round image quality.”
CameraLabs has posted their review of the Canon PowerShot A490 / A495, a 10MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD) entry-level digital camera with a 3.3x optical zoom (37-122mm equiv.), a 2.5-in. LCD (115K dots) and Movie 640×480 @ 30fps. The Canon A495 differs from the A490 with the addition of Face Detection Self-Timer, Super Vivid and Poster Effect Scene Modes. The A495 accepts 2 AA batteries.
You can read the full Canon A490 / A495 Review at: CameraLabs.