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Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000

Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
26
Overall
33
Canon PowerShot A810 front
 
Olympus Stylus 7000 front
Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29

Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 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
  • Launched February 2012
Olympus 7000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 50 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-260mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 172g - 96 x 56 x 25mm
  • Released January 2009
  • Additionally Known as mju 7000
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Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Canon and Olympus. There is a noticeable difference among the resolutions of the A810 (16MP) and 7000 (12MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The A810 was manufactured 3 years later than the 7000 and that is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a more detailed comparison, below is a simple summation of how the A810 grades versus the 7000 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A810 over the Olympus 7000

 A810 7000 
ReleasedFebruary 2012January 2009More recent by 38 months

Reasons to pick Olympus 7000 over the Canon A810

 7000 A810 
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Canon A810 and Olympus 7000

 A810 7000 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Neither includes Touch screen

Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to lug around your camera, you have to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon A810 features outer measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") and a weight of 171 grams (0.38 lbs) while the Olympus 7000 has measurements of 96mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") with a weight of 172 grams (0.38 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilising at the time. Below is the front view overall size comparison of the A810 versus the 7000.

Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the A810 and 7000 is 93 and 94 respectively.

Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 top view buttons comparison

Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very hard to visualize the difference in sensor measurements only by viewing technical specs. The photograph underneath might offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the A810 and 7000.

As you have seen, both of those cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Canon A810 to render more detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop shots a little more aggressively. The younger A810 provides an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 sensor size comparison

Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A810
Portrait photography with Olympus 7000
34
good resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detection focus
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
21
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon A810
Street photography with Olympus 7000
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
56
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A810 Sports photography details
Olympus 7000 Sports photography details
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A810 Travel photography factors
Olympus 7000 Travel photography factors
65
good resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
56
built-in flash
very long reach (260mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A810 Landscape photography information
Olympus 7000 Landscape photography information
38
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual exposure
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
32
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A810 Vlogging advice
Olympus 7000 Vlogging advice
31
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone support
25
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external mic support
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Canon A810 vs Olympus 7000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A810 and Olympus 7000
 Canon PowerShot A810Olympus Stylus 7000
General Information
Brand Canon Olympus
Model type Canon PowerShot A810 Olympus Stylus 7000
Alternate name - mju 7000
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2012-02-07 2009-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3968 x 2976
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 50
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 37-260mm (7.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.5-5.3
Macro focusing distance 3cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 4 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 4.80 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
Hot shoe
AEB
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, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 171 grams (0.38 pounds) 172 grams (0.38 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 62 x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2") 96 x 56 x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 shots -
Form of battery AA -
Battery ID 2 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at launch $99 $280