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Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810

Portability
92
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29
Canon PowerShot A2100 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810 Key Specs

Canon A2100 IS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-216mm (F3.2-5.9) lens
  • 185g - 102 x 64 x 32mm
  • Released February 2009
Canon A810
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 171g - 95 x 62 x 30mm
  • Introduced February 2012
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Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810 Overview

The following is a complete analysis of the Canon A2100 IS and Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are built by Canon. There is a considerable difference among the sensor resolutions of the A2100 IS (12MP) and A810 (16MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A2100 IS was brought out 4 years prior to the A810 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the A2100 IS scores vs the A810 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2100 IS over the Canon A810

 A2100 IS A810 
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A2100 IS

 A810 A2100 IS 
IntroducedFebruary 2012February 2009Newer by 36 months

Common features in the Canon A2100 IS and Canon A810

 A2100 IS A810 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to travel with your camera, you will want to factor in its weight and size. The Canon A2100 IS has got exterior dimensions of 102mm x 64mm x 32mm (4.0" x 2.5" x 1.3") with a weight of 185 grams (0.41 lbs) while the Canon A810 has specifications of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon A2100 IS and Canon A810 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are using at the time. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the A2100 IS vs the A810.

Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the A2100 IS and A810 is 92 and 93 respectively.

Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is tough to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions only by seeing specs. The picture underneath should offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the A2100 IS and A810.

All in all, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You can expect to see the Canon A810 to produce extra detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop pics much more aggressively. The more aged A2100 IS will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2100 IS as a Portrait photography camera
Canon A810 as a Portrait photography camera
26
comes with face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
34
decent megapixels (16MP)
has face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A2100 IS
Street photography with Canon A810
55
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A2100 IS
Sports photography with Canon A810
25
image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A2100 IS
Travel photography with Canon A810
50
built-in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
65
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2100 IS Landscape photography advice
Canon A810 Landscape photography advice
32
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
no manual exposure
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
38
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2100 IS Vlogging details
Canon A810 Vlogging details
27
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focus
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external mic socket
31
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone support
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Canon A2100 IS vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2100 IS and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A2100 ISCanon PowerShot A810
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Canon PowerShot A810
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2009-02-18 2012-02-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 36-216mm (6.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.2-5.9 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 15s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 3.00 m
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone 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 185g (0.41 lbs) 171g (0.38 lbs)
Dimensions 102 x 64 x 32mm (4.0" x 2.5" x 1.3") 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 shots
Battery style - AA
Battery ID 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2, 10, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus/HD MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $220 $99