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Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
35
Overall
38
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 Key Specs

Canon A3500 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 135g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Launched 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
  • Revealed February 2012
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Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 Overview

Here is a extended overview of the Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are manufactured by Canon. The resolution of the A3500 IS (16MP) and the A810 (16MP) is very close and they feature the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A3500 IS was introduced 12 months later than the A810 and they are both of a similar generation. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick summary of how the A3500 IS matches up versus the A810 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3500 IS over the Canon A810

 A3500 IS A810 
RevealedJanuary 2013February 2012Fresher by 12 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A3500 IS

 A810 A3500 IS 

Common features in the Canon A3500 IS and Canon A810

 A3500 IS A810 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera, you'll need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Canon A3500 IS enjoys outside measurements of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) and the Canon A810 has proportions of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs).

Contrast the Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are using at the time. Below is the front view dimension comparison of the A3500 IS against the A810.

Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A3500 IS and A810 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be tough to envision the gap in sensor sizing only by looking through specifications. The visual here might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the A3500 IS and A810.

To sum up, both cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same megapixels and you should expect comparable quality of files but you might want to consider the production date of the cameras into account. The newer A3500 IS will have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A3500 IS
Portrait photography with Canon A810
35
decent MP (16MP)
has face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
34
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A3500 IS
Street photography with Canon A810
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch focus
lighter than others in class (135g)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A3500 IS Sports photography information
Canon A810 Sports photography information
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (200 per charge)
no phase detect AF
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A3500 IS as a Travel photography camera
Canon A810 as a Travel photography camera
68
lighter than others in class (135 grams)
offers touch focus
decent MP (16MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
not so great battery life (200 per charge)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
65
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
does not have a selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3500 IS Landscape photography advice
Canon A810 Landscape photography advice
42
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
not so great battery life (200 per charge)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
38
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3500 IS Vlogging details
Canon A810 Vlogging details
34
pretty wide (28mm)
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
lighter than others in class (135g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic socket
31
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic support
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Canon A3500 IS vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3500 IS and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A3500 ISCanon PowerShot A810
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A3500 IS Canon PowerShot A810
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-01-07 2012-02-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 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 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focusing range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 135g (0.30 pounds) 171g (0.38 pounds)
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 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 200 photographs 220 photographs
Battery style 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
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $115 $99