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Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
35
Overall
37
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810 Key Specs

Canon A3400 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 126g - 94 x 56 x 21mm
  • Revealed February 2012
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
  • Introduced February 2012
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Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810 Overview

Here is a detailed assessment of the Canon A3400 IS versus Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are designed by Canon. The sensor resolution of the A3400 IS (16MP) and the A810 (16MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A3400 IS was released within a month of the A810 which means that they are both of a similar generation. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a in-depth comparison, here is a short overview of how the A3400 IS scores versus the A810 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3400 IS over the Canon A810

 A3400 IS A810 
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A3400 IS

 A810 A3400 IS 

Common features in the Canon A3400 IS and Canon A810

 A3400 IS A810 
IntroducedFebruary 2012February 2012Similar generation
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to carry your camera frequently, you need to factor its weight and proportions. The Canon A3400 IS has got physical dimensions of 94mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) while the Canon A810 has measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs).

Check out the Canon A3400 IS versus Canon A810 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have chosen at the time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the A3400 IS vs the A810.

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A3400 IS and A810 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is hard to picture the gap between sensor sizing only by looking at a spec sheet. The visual here should give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the A3400 IS and A810.

Clearly, the two cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same resolution therefore you should expect similar quality of photographs though you have to factor the production date of the products into consideration.

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3400 IS Portrait photography information
Canon A810 Portrait photography information
34
MP count good (16 megapixels)
features face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
34
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A3400 IS Street photography advice
Canon A810 Street photography advice
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
has focus via touch
lighter than average in class (126 grams)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A3400 IS as a Sports photography camera
Canon A810 as a Sports photography camera
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (180 CIPA)
no phase detect autofocus
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A3400 IS Travel photography info
Canon A810 Travel photography info
68
lighter than average in class (126g)
has focus via touch
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
no Timelapse recording
terrible battery (180 CIPA)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
65
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not have selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3400 IS as a Landscape photography camera
Canon A810 as a Landscape photography camera
41
decently wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
terrible battery (180 per charge)
no Timelapse recording
38
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3400 IS as a Vlogging camera
Canon A810 as a Vlogging camera
34
decently wide (28mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
lighter than average in class (126g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone support
31
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Canon A3400 IS vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3400 IS and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A3400 ISCanon PowerShot A810
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Canon PowerShot A810
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 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
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type 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 range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15s 15s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
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
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 126 grams (0.28 lb) 171 grams (0.38 lb)
Physical dimensions 94 x 56 x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") 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 180 images 220 images
Battery format 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 shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $230 $99