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Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33
Canon PowerShot A810 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix A170 front
Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170 Key Specs

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
Fujifilm A170
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 32-96mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 140g - 93 x 60 x 27mm
  • Introduced July 2009
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Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170 Overview

The following is a detailed comparison of the Canon A810 and Fujifilm A170, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors Canon and FujiFilm. There exists a sizeable gap between the image resolutions of the A810 (16MP) and Fujifilm A170 (10MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The A810 was introduced 2 years after the Fujifilm A170 which is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a full comparison, here is a simple overview of how the A810 scores versus the Fujifilm A170 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Fujifilm A170

 A810 Fujifilm A170 
IntroducedFebruary 2012July 2009Newer by 31 months

Reasons to pick Fujifilm A170 over the Canon A810

 Fujifilm A170 A810 

Common features in the Canon A810 and Fujifilm A170

 A810 Fujifilm A170 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal screen measurement
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither comes with Touch friendly screen

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera often, you will have to take into account its weight and volume. The Canon A810 comes with physical measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs) and the Fujifilm A170 has sizing of 93mm x 60mm x 27mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") with a weight of 140 grams (0.31 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you select at that moment. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the A810 vs the Fujifilm A170.

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the A810 and Fujifilm A170 is 93 and 94 respectively.

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170 top view buttons comparison

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's tough to imagine the gap between sensor dimensions just by checking specs. The picture here should offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the A810 and Fujifilm A170.

All in all, both of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Canon A810 to give you extra detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop shots more aggressively. The newer A810 provides an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170 sensor size comparison

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A810 Portrait photography features
Fujifilm A170 Portrait photography features
34
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
includes face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
19
manual focus not available
no manual control
no external flash support
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A810 Street photography features
Fujifilm A170 Street photography features
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
47
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon A810 Sports photography information
Fujifilm A170 Sports photography information
40
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
16
low max shutter speed (1/1,400s)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A810 Travel photography factors
Fujifilm A170 Travel photography factors
65
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
50
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse function
low MP (10MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (32mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A810 Landscape photography highlights
Fujifilm A170 Landscape photography highlights
38
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual mode not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Timelapse function
22
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (32mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A810 as a Vlogging camera
Fujifilm A170 as a Vlogging camera
31
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone port
22
wide angle not the best (32mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone port
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Canon A810 vs Fujifilm A170 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A810 and Fujifilm A170
 Canon PowerShot A810Fujifilm FinePix A170
General Information
Make Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot A810 Fujifilm FinePix A170
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2012-02-07 2009-07-22
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 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3664 x 2748
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 32-96mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.1-5.6
Macro focusing range 3cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1400 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 171 gr (0.38 lbs) 140 gr (0.31 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 93 x 60 x 27mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 220 photographs -
Form of battery AA -
Battery ID 2 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $99 $80