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Canon A1300 vs Canon A810

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
23
Overall
32
Canon PowerShot A1300 front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 Key Specs

Canon A1300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 174g - 95 x 62 x 30mm
  • Revealed February 2012
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
  • Announced February 2012
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Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 Overview

Below, we will be looking at the Canon A1300 vs Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are offered by Canon. The resolution of the A1300 (16MP) and the A810 (16MP) is pretty close and they feature the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The A1300 was unveiled very close to the A810 so they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a in-depth comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the A1300 scores against the A810 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A1300 over the Canon A810

 A1300 A810 

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A1300

 A810 A1300 

Common features in the Canon A1300 and Canon A810

 A1300 A810 
AnnouncedFebruary 2012February 2012Same generation
Manual focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension2.7"2.7"Identical screen measurement
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry around your camera regularly, you'll need to think about its weight and proportions. The Canon A1300 provides exterior measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 174 grams (0.38 lbs) whilst the Canon A810 has measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs).

Compare the Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are using at the time. Here is the front view size comparison of the A1300 vs the A810.

Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A1300 and A810 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to visualise the contrast in sensor sizes only by researching a spec sheet. The image below may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the A1300 and A810.

As you can see, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the identical resolution so you should expect comparable quality of images although you may want to factor the production date of the cameras into account.

Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A1300 Portrait photography information
Canon A810 Portrait photography information
34
decent megapixels (16MP)
has face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
34
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
supports face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A1300
Street photography with Canon A810
47
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A1300 as a Sports photography camera
Canon A810 as a Sports photography camera
33
decent megapixels (16MP)
has tracking focus
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
max fps very slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A1300 Travel photography features
Canon A810 Travel photography features
65
decent megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
does not have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
65
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A1300 Landscape photography advice
Canon A810 Landscape photography advice
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual exposure
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
38
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A1300 Vlogging factors
Canon A810 Vlogging factors
28
reasonably wide (28mm)
has face detect focus
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic socket
31
quite wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic support
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Canon A1300 vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A1300 and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A1300Canon PowerShot A810
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A1300 Canon PowerShot A810
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2012-02-07 2012-02-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focusing range 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Min shutter speed 15s 15s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 174g (0.38 lb) 171g (0.38 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 images 220 images
Battery style AA AA
Battery ID 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $119 $99