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Canon A2500 vs Canon A810

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2500 front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A2500 vs Canon A810 Key Specs

Canon A2500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 135g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Released January 2013
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 A2500 vs Canon A810 Overview

Following is a thorough comparison of the Canon A2500 vs Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both are built by Canon. The sensor resolution of the A2500 (16MP) and the A810 (16MP) is fairly comparable and both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The A2500 was launched 12 months after the A810 and they are of a similar generation. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a full comparison, here is a quick overview of how the A2500 matches up versus the A810 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2500 over the Canon A810

 A2500 A810 
IntroducedJanuary 2013February 2012More modern by 12 months
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A2500

 A810 A2500 

Common features in the Canon A2500 and Canon A810

 A2500 A810 
Manual focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Canon A2500 vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to consider its weight and volume. The Canon A2500 features exterior measurements of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") having a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) and the Canon A810 has sizing of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the A2500 against the A810.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A810 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the A2500 and A810 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2500 vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very hard to visualise the gap in sensor sizes merely by checking out specifications. The picture underneath may offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the A2500 and A810.

Plainly, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the same exact resolution and you should expect comparable quality of pictures though you may want to take the production date of the cameras into account. The more recent A2500 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A2500 vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2500 vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2500 Portrait photography details
Canon A810 Portrait photography details
35
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
comes with face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
34
good resolution (16MP)
features face detect focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Street photography camera
Canon A810 as a Street photography camera
56
lighter than others (135 grams)
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Sports photography camera
Canon A810 as a Sports photography camera
34
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
features tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2500 Travel photography advice
Canon A810 Travel photography advice
69
lighter than others (135 grams)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
65
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2500 Landscape photography information
Canon A810 Landscape photography information
39
reasonably wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
no manual mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
38
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A2500
Vlogging with Canon A810
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
comes with face detect autofocus
lighter than others (135 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone port
31
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone jack
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Canon A2500 vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2500 and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A2500Canon PowerShot A810
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A2500 Canon PowerShot A810
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-01-29 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance 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)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 135g (0.30 pounds) 171g (0.38 pounds)
Physical dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 images 220 images
Type of battery Battery Pack AA
Battery model 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 One One
Retail pricing $109 $99