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Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810

Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27
Canon PowerShot A1100 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810 Key Specs

Canon A1100 IS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-140mm (F2.7-5.6) lens
  • 150g - 95 x 62 x 31mm
  • Released February 2009
Canon A810
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 171g - 95 x 62 x 30mm
  • Revealed February 2012
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Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810 Overview

Below, we will be reviewing the Canon A1100 IS and Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are offered by Canon. There is a sizeable difference among the image resolutions of the A1100 IS (12MP) and A810 (16MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The A1100 IS was introduced 4 years before the A810 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the A1100 IS matches up vs the A810 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A1100 IS over the Canon A810

 A1100 IS A810 

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A1100 IS

 A810 A1100 IS 
RevealedFebruary 2012February 2009More recent by 36 months
Screen dimension2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution230k115kClearer screen (+115k dot)

Common features in the Canon A1100 IS and Canon A810

 A1100 IS A810 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to lug around your camera regularly, you'll need to factor in its weight and size. The Canon A1100 IS provides external measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Canon A810 has specifications of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs).

Contrast the Canon A1100 IS and Canon A810 in the new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have attached at that moment. Here is the front view physical size comparison of the A1100 IS and the A810.

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the A1100 IS and A810 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's hard to envision the contrast in sensor measurements just by seeing specifications. The photograph below might give you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the A1100 IS and A810.

Plainly, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Canon A810 to show extra detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The older A1100 IS will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A1100 IS
Portrait photography with Canon A810
26
provides face detection focus
manual focus not available
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
34
megapixel count decent (16MP)
provides face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Street photography features
Canon A810 Street photography features
56
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Sports photography highlights
Canon A810 Sports photography highlights
25
image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
max fps low (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Travel photography info
Canon A810 Travel photography info
50
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
65
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A1100 IS Landscape photography highlights
Canon A810 Landscape photography highlights
27
image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
screen is small (2.5 inch)
manual mode not possible
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
38
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A1100 IS as a Vlogging camera
Canon A810 as a Vlogging camera
27
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external mic port
31
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone port
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Canon A1100 IS vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A1100 IS and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A1100 ISCanon PowerShot A810
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Canon PowerShot A810
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2009-02-18 2012-02-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35-140mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.7-5.6 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.5 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 115 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150 gr (0.33 lbs) 171 gr (0.38 lbs)
Dimensions 95 x 62 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 220 photographs
Battery form - AA
Battery model 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2, 10, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HD MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $160 $99