- 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
- Released February 2012
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- Size Comparison
Canon A810 overview
Canon A810 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact camera first launched on February of 2012. The camera has got a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The A810 is placed #112 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #959 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your customized factors.
Below is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon A810 family
The Canon A810 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed range underneath.
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Canon A810 Gallery
You can check the A810 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon A810 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Canon A810 based on aspects which are generally viewed as necessary in a camera.
Canon A810 Sensor specifications
The sensor measurement in the Canon A810 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor has 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the A810's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The A810 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon A810 dimensions
Canon A810 weighs about 0.38 lbs (171 grams or 6.03 oz) & has outer dimensions of 95mm x 62mm x 30mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.2"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Canon A810 is on par as compared to various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a picture of the Canon A810 next to a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button arrangement on the A810.
Canon A810 Lens specifications
The A810 comes with a built in lens and it has a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be exceptional nevertheless it may be invaluable in some scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.8 which will be fairly slow and not the best for low light occasions and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You could also have to raise the ISO setting giving you noisy photographs. On the tele end, 140mm comes with f6.9 which is very slow and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Canon A810 Connectivity
The A810 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily send pictures and usually alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Canon A810 Video specifications
The maximum video quality in the Canon A810 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in H.264 format. 720p is terrible for today's standards. You should really target at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and headphone socket so you get little control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to consider another model if you need decent audio for your video clips.
Canon A810 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Canon A810 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Canon A810 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon A810 has got a 2.7" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs for Canon A810 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon A810 Shutter specifications
Canon A810 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon A810 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon A810 comes with only in-built flash lacking external flash ability.
Canon A810 Autofocus specifications
Canon A810 comes with just Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detect making it useful for portraits.
It has got 9 focus points to select from. It also includes Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Canon A810 lacks manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful for low light or you need to have more accurate depth of field control.
Canon A810 Battery life
The battery (2 x AA) for the Canon A810 is built to last for 220 photos with respect to the CIPA requirements which is comparable with it's competition. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the highest possible (470) battery life for this category of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:
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Canon A810 for different styles of photography
The following bar chart gives a summation of the Canon A810 for different styles of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon A810
The Canon A810 has a rating of 35 which is bad, and means the camera is just not very good for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos together with the flexibility to utilize off-camera lighting.
Canon A810 as a Street photography camera
Getting a moderate points tally of 57, the Canon A810 is reasonably adequate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon A810 Sports photography highlights
A bad sports photography points total of 41 indicates the Canon A810 is just not very good for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon A810 Travel photography features
Weight is extremely crucial in picking a camera for travel. All round, the Canon A810 gets a very good 65 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine option to take on your holidays.
Landscape photography with Canon A810
For anybody looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Canon A810 with it's bad score of 38 as a landscape camera is just not very good within the current marketplace.
Canon A810 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera really should offer a moving display screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Canon A810 is just not very good for vlogging as it gets a bad rating of 31.
Canon A810 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the A810, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart down below provides you a summary of the A810 compared to it's top ranked rivals suggested previously.
These are some more cameras you might take into account as alternatives. To review a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.