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Canon A800 vs Canon A810

Portability
93
Imaging
34
Features
19
Overall
28
Canon PowerShot A800 front
 
Canon PowerShot A810 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33

Canon A800 vs Canon A810 Key Specs

Canon A800
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-122mm (F3.0-5.8) lens
  • 186g - 94 x 61 x 31mm
  • Introduced 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
  • Announced February 2012
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Canon A800 vs Canon A810 Overview

Here, we will be looking at the Canon A800 versus Canon A810, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both designed by Canon. There is a significant difference among the resolutions of the A800 (10MP) and A810 (16MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The A800 was unveiled 13 months earlier than the A810 which makes them a generation apart from each other. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the A800 grades versus the A810 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A800 over the Canon A810

 A800 A810 

Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Canon A800

 A810 A800 
AnnouncedFebruary 2012January 2011More recent by 13 months
Screen size2.7"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution230k115kCrisper screen (+115k dot)

Common features in the Canon A800 and Canon A810

 A800 A810 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Neither contains Touch screen

Canon A800 vs Canon A810 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you will want to think about its weight and measurements. The Canon A800 has got external dimensions of 94mm x 61mm x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 186 grams (0.41 lbs) and the Canon A810 has proportions of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") with a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs).

Check out the Canon A800 versus Canon A810 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are working with at that moment. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the A800 compared to the A810.

Canon A800 vs Canon A810 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the A800 and A810 is 93 and 93 respectively.

Canon A800 vs Canon A810 top view buttons comparison

Canon A800 vs Canon A810 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to picture the gap in sensor measurements only by looking through specifications. The visual here may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the A800 and A810.

Plainly, both cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different MP. You should expect the Canon A810 to render more detail having an extra 6MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures way more aggressively. The older A800 will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Canon A800 vs Canon A810 sensor size comparison

Canon A800 vs Canon A810 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A800 vs Canon A810 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A800
Portrait photography with Canon A810
26
features face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
no external flash support
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
34
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon A800 Street photography features
Canon A810 Street photography features
46
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Canon A800 Sports photography factors
Canon A810 Sports photography factors
29
features tracking focus
better than average battery power (300 per charge)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
max frames per second low (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A800 as a Travel photography camera
Canon A810 as a Travel photography camera
55
better than average battery power (300 CIPA)
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse recording
megapixel count low (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
65
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A800 as a Landscape photography camera
Canon A810 as a Landscape photography camera
27
better than average battery power (300 shots)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
no manual exposure
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
38
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A800
Vlogging with Canon A810
24
features face detect autofocus
wide angle not the best (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have microphone port
31
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect focusing
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone support
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Canon A800 vs Canon A810 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A800 and Canon A810
 Canon PowerShot A800Canon PowerShot A810
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A800 Canon PowerShot A810
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2011-01-05 2012-02-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 3 -
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 10MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 37-122mm (3.3x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-5.8 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focus range 1cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 115k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 15s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 186g (0.41 lbs) 171g (0.38 lbs)
Physical dimensions 94 x 61 x 31mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 300 photos 220 photos
Type of battery AA AA
Battery model 2 x AA 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $90 $99