Canon PowerShot A800 reviews and prices: Compact camera

5 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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6.4 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
Canon PowerShot A800: 10.6 MP (Megapixels), 3x optical zoom, SD Card storage, No image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Good pictures for modest cost.
Bad points:
Display screen is not bright enough on sunny days.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Apr 2011

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great little camera, easy to use, yet with all the functions you need. As a novice with a digital camera have found it perfect. Easy to load photos onto compter-and I'm not very computer literate either!!
Bad points:
None that I've found. Camera is perfect for my needs.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Jun 2011

William, Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Bought it for my seven year old grandson. A good camera. Good value for money.
Bad points:
Build quality could be better. But still good value.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 9.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2011

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format MMC Card
PictBridge Yes
Weight (g) 138
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2011-02-14
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 122
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 37

Also known as: Powershot A800

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Manufacturer's Description

You can rely on Canon know-how to take great 10 Megapixel photos with Smart Auto mode. Available in 4 colours, the PowerShot A800 has a lightweight design that is fun and easy to use.

10 Megapixels
A 10.0 Megapixel sensor gives you the detail needed for superb, large-scale prints, or creatively cropping shots to perfection.

3.3x optical zoom lens
The 3.3x optical zoom lens is designed and manufactured by Canon to the high standards found throughout the Canon photographic range. In combination with digital zoom, magnification of up to 13x can be achieved.

6.2 cm (2.5”) LCD
Large size makes viewing captured images and sharing photos with friends a pleasure.

Smart Auto mode
With Smart Auto, you can take great photos with just the press of a button. The camera automatically selects the most appropriate scene from a possible 19 and applies the best settings for a perfect picture.

Blur Reduction Mode
When shooting subjects in motion or in low light where blur could easily occur, Blur Reduction mode works to ensure clear results free from blur

Easy to use design
A casual and easy to use design means you can truly use this camera anywhere, for any occasion. The colour variations of the PowerShot A800 and easy to use large buttons will appeal to all ages.

16 Shooting modes including FaceSelf-Timer
It’s easy to be creative with the PowerShot A800 thanks to 16 shooting modes while FaceSelf-Timer making it easy for group shots where you want to be included. Shoot with confidence using Smart Auto or experiment with creative modes such as Super Vivid and Poster Effect.

DIGIC III
As well as powering intelligent camera technologies such as Smart Auto and Face Detection, The DIGIC III processor ensures quick response, high image quality, and accurate colour reproduction.

Long Play Movies
Long Play (LP) movies enable longer recording times – taking up half the storage space,

AA Batteries
For ultimate convenience, the PowerShot A800 uses two AA batteries which are widely available all over the world.


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