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Canon A2300 vs Canon A810

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
25
Overall
33
Canon PowerShot A2300 front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A2300 vs Canon A810 Key Specs

Canon A2300
(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
  • 125g - 95 x 54 x 20mm
  • Launched February 2012
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 A2300 vs Canon A810 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Canon A2300 and Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both manufactured by Canon. The sensor resolution of the A2300 (16MP) and the A810 (16MP) is fairly close and they enjoy the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A2300 was launched within a month of the A810 so they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a short introduction of how the A2300 grades vs the A810 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2300 over the Canon A810

 A2300 A810 

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A2300

 A810 A2300 

Common features in the Canon A2300 and Canon A810

 A2300 A810 
IntroducedFebruary 2012February 2012Same age
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent display sizing
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Canon A2300 vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and volume. The Canon A2300 features outer dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8") and a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Canon A810 has sizing 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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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilising at that time. Following is the front view size comparison of the A2300 vs the A810.

Canon A2300 vs Canon A810 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the A2300 and A810 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Canon A2300 vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2300 vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be hard to visualize the difference in sensor sizes simply by researching specs. The pic below should give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the A2300 and A810.

All in all, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical resolution so you can expect comparable quality of pictures though you would want to consider the age of the cameras into account.

Canon A2300 vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A2300 vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2300 vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2300 Portrait photography details
Canon A810 Portrait photography details
34
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
features face detect focus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
34
good resolution (16 megapixels)
comes with face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A2300 Street photography features
Canon A810 Street photography features
56
lighter than competition in class (125g)
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2300 Sports photography factors
Canon A810 Sports photography factors
32
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (210 CIPA)
lacks phase detect auto focus
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2300 Travel photography info
Canon A810 Travel photography info
66
lighter than competition in class (125g)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
no Timelapse function
not so great battery power (210 CIPA)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
65
good resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon A2300
Landscape photography with Canon A810
33
pretty wide (28mm)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
not so great battery power (210 shots)
no Timelapse function
38
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2300 Vlogging factors
Canon A810 Vlogging factors
30
pretty wide (28mm)
features face detect focus
lighter than competition in class (125g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
no microphone jack
31
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone port
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Canon A2300 vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2300 and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A2300Canon PowerShot A810
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A2300 Canon PowerShot A810
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2012-02-07 2012-02-07
Body design 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
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)
Largest aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt 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
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format H.264 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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 125g (0.28 lbs) 171g (0.38 lbs)
Dimensions 95 x 54 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8") 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 210 shots 220 shots
Battery form Battery Pack AA
Battery ID NB-11L 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $139 $99