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Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810

Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
30
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A3300 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810 Key Specs

Canon A3300 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Launched January 2011
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
  • Revealed February 2012
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Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810 Overview

In this write-up, we will be looking at the Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are designed by Canon. The sensor resolution of the A3300 IS (16MP) and the A810 (16MP) is pretty similar and they use the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The A3300 IS was brought out 13 months prior to the A810 which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick summary of how the A3300 IS grades against the A810 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3300 IS over the Canon A810

 A3300 IS A810 
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A3300 IS

 A810 A3300 IS 
RevealedFebruary 2012January 2011Fresher by 13 months

Common features in the Canon A3300 IS and Canon A810

 A3300 IS A810 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry your camera regularly, you have to consider its weight and volume. The Canon A3300 IS offers physical measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") with a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs) while the Canon A810 has sizing of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") having a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have at that time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the A3300 IS versus the A810.

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A3300 IS and A810 is 95 and 93 respectively.

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to picture the contrast between sensor sizing only by going over a spec sheet. The visual here will help give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the A3300 IS and A810.

As you can see, both of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the identical MP and you should expect similar quality of photos however you should always consider the production date of the products into consideration. The older A3300 IS is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3300 IS Portrait photography info
Canon A810 Portrait photography info
34
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
provides face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
34
MP count decent (16MP)
supports face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A3300 IS Street photography details
Canon A810 Street photography details
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A3300 IS
Sports photography with Canon A810
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
40
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A3300 IS
Travel photography with Canon A810
65
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
65
MP count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
does not feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3300 IS as a Landscape photography camera
Canon A810 as a Landscape photography camera
43
rather wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
38
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
manual mode not available
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3300 IS Vlogging info
Canon A810 Vlogging info
31
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of mic socket
31
reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone jack
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Canon A3300 IS vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3300 IS and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A3300 ISCanon PowerShot A810
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Canon PowerShot A810
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-01-05 2012-02-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology -
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 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
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
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/2.8-5.9 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focusing range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 149 gr (0.33 pounds) 171 gr (0.38 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 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 230 photographs 220 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack AA
Battery ID NB-8L 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch price $200 $99