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Canon A1400 vs Canon A810

Portability
93
Imaging
40
Features
22
Overall
32
Canon PowerShot A1400 front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A1400 vs Canon A810 Key Specs

Canon A1400
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 174g - 95 x 62 x 30mm
  • Revealed June 2013
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
  • Released February 2012
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Canon A1400 vs Canon A810 Overview

In this write-up, we will be looking at the Canon A1400 and Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are offered by Canon. The image resolution of the A1400 (16MP) and the A810 (16MP) is pretty well matched and they use the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The A1400 was revealed 17 months after the A810 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the A1400 scores against the A810 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A1400 over the Canon A810

 A1400 A810 
ReleasedJune 2013February 2012Newer by 17 months

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A1400

 A810 A1400 

Common features in the Canon A1400 and Canon A810

 A1400 A810 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent screen size
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Canon A1400 vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to travel with your camera, you will have to think about its weight and measurements. The Canon A1400 has physical measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 174 grams (0.38 lbs) while the Canon A810 has proportions of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have at that moment. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the A1400 against the A810.

Canon A1400 vs Canon A810 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the A1400 and A810 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A1400 vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A1400 vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is hard to see the difference between sensor dimensions purely by checking technical specs. The pic here should give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the A1400 and A810.

As you have seen, both of those cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same megapixels so you should expect similar quality of pictures although you should always take the release date of the products into consideration. The newer A1400 is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon A1400 vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A1400 vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A1400 vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A1400 Portrait photography advice
Canon A810 Portrait photography advice
35
good resolution (16MP)
supports face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
34
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
comes with face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A1400
Street photography with Canon A810
47
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A1400 Sports photography advice
Canon A810 Sports photography advice
32
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (150 shots)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A1400 Travel photography information
Canon A810 Travel photography information
62
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
terrible battery pack (150 per charge)
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
65
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A1400 as a Landscape photography camera
Canon A810 as a Landscape photography camera
33
quite wide (28mm)
good resolution (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7")
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
terrible battery pack (150 CIPA)
does not have Timelapse mode
38
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A1400 Vlogging features
Canon A810 Vlogging features
28
quite wide (28mm)
supports face detection focus
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone jack
31
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic support
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Canon A1400 vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A1400 and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A1400Canon PowerShot A810
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A1400 Canon PowerShot A810
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2013-06-21 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 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
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
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
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
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focusing range 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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 file 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 150 photos 220 photos
Form of battery 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
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Launch cost $109 $99