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Canon PowerShot A810
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Canon PowerShot A810 Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The 16 Megapixel PowerShot A810 offers Canon know-how, Smart Auto and Digital IS mode for great results every time - just point and shoot. HD movies and creative modes add to the fun. - 16.0... More
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26 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this camera. PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would recommend this Canon camera and gave it a "Recommended" award and the expert at Optyczne.pl gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was superb.

User Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average user rating of 85 out of 100 based on 35 user reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Some people concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. L K Eaton wrote on Amazon “Took nice clear photographs and this camera does all of those things” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. Mr. Ian R. Jones wrote in his review of the Canon PowerShot A810 three years ago “The A810 produces some good pictures.” . Walrus said in their Canon PowerShot A810 review “I wanted it for long exposure photos (taking pictures in caves) - works great as a slip-in-your-pocket camera” .

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good picture resolution.

One Canon PowerShot A810 reviewer reckoned that the Canon PowerShot A810 was good in low light. Mrs. S. Peeling mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot A810 on Amazon “Picture quality is good and low light performance is also good - colours are natural with no visible grain or artefacts”.

One person who bought the Canon PowerShot A810 considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The A810 features a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 28-140mm, DIGIC IV image processing engine”.

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Easy to Use

Some customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Abe mentioned “ECO-Friendly practical feature”. Amazon Customer gave it an excellent review and wrote in their review in November last year “On off the best easy to use”. Carl Chivers scored it 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “More features than i'd expect in a very easy to use and accessible menu system”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mrs. S. Peeling gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “Very easy to hold”. One Canon PowerShot A810 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to handle. Three years ago Mrs. S. Peeling wrote “The handling is generally good” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed the Canon PowerShot A810 reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers thought it was good value for money. Carl Chivers said “Great for the price”. Carl Chivers also mentioned “A great camera for the price it's going at”. Joseph mentioned “What A Great Little Camera - great value for money”.

Several Canon PowerShot A810 owners concluded that this digital camera was a bargain for the price. Three years ago Darren Dean mentioned “Hating phone cameras with a passion I needed a cheap camera for snaps over Christmas” and rated the product 5 stars. Mr. Ian R. Jones mentioned on Amazon “Cheap, pocketsize, quick snapshots availability without complicated settings, had to have AA batteries were my criteria” in his Canon PowerShot A810 review. Walrus said on Amazon “Settings to play with, takes really good pictures - an absolute bargain for” in their Canon PowerShot A810 review.

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was cheap.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Carl Chivers gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “Quite impressive quality pictures especially for the price”. Mrs. S. Peeling said on Amazon “My other comments are by comparison with the best quality cameras” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Mrs. S. Peeling also said “I bought it as a stop-gap when my top quality compact broke”.

Good Brand

Canon has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

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Good Size

Several Canon PowerShot A810 reviewers considered that it was compact. Ephotozine.com said in their Canon PowerShot A810 review “The A810 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera” but even so they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Photographyblog.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote “The PowerShot A810 is the entry-level model in Canon's extensive range of compact digital cameras”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two Canon PowerShot A810 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. Mrs. S. Peeling said “The screen is bright enough to use in strong sunlight” and rated it as excellent. Hubofgadgets.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Clear LCD display”.

Robust

One Canon PowerShot A810 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. One Canon PowerShot A810 owner thought the product was well made. Hubofgadgets.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot A810 “Build is a bit cheap”.

Good Flash

One Canon PowerShot A810 owner who reviewed it wrote that it had a good flash. Claire Hayward mentioned on Amazon “Everything is in working order, perfect flash” in her Canon PowerShot A810 review.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good zoom. One customer who reviewed the product thought it had a good image stabiliser. Hubofgadgets.com said “Digital IS image stabilization”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon PowerShot A810 owner who purchased the product concluded that it was noisy. Danny K. mentioned “Personally i'm very happy - does what it should, white balance works well in artificial lighting, noise i fully acceptable, while size”.

Good Video Capture

A few Canon PowerShot A810 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Expert website Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “It is still a good camera, which offers stunning images and decent video recording as compared to”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the GE J1455 which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (£189.46) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the PowerShot A810 supports video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix X10, or the FinePix JX500 both from Fujifilm or the Samsung EX2F.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot A810 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A810.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot A810 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A810.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Two Supported Batteries

The PowerShot A810 is a two supported battery camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The Canon PowerShot A810 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (6.9) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A810 have maximum apertures of between 1.8 and 87.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot A810 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Features Six Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot A810 is more than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus", "Face tracking", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The PowerShot A810 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A810. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.8, the PowerShot A810 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The minimum apertures of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3 to 6.6.

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15 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Nine experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and parentesis.com have rated this camera on average 65 out of 100.

Poor Design

One Canon PowerShot A810 owner who purchased the product mentioned that it was not a good design. Hubofgadgets.com wrote “Not so attractive design” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they still gave it a score of 4 stars.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot A810 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot A810 also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Exilim EX-ZR700, or the Exilim EX-ZR400 both from Casio or the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the PowerShot A810 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A810, the Canon PowerShot A810 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS (£59.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A810 do not have a GPS. The PowerShot A810 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot A810 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot A810 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot A810 the JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps. The PowerShot A810 has a fairly low JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A810.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The PowerShot A810 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A810.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A810 is 200, the highest is 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. The PowerShot A810 has a quite low maximum ISO speed (only 1,600) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A810.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the PowerShot A810 is more than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on cameras of this age and spec. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The PowerShot A810 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A810. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot A810 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 5mm, the longest is 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the PowerShot A810 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A810.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A810

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot A810 over four years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The PowerShot A810 has a relatively standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9300 (£209.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L320 (16.1MP), or the Casio EX-ZR300 (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A810 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS (£229.99), or the Nikon Coolpix S9300 (£209.99).

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A810 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix 3100 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

The Canon PowerShot A810 has a fairly standard screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot A810.

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix 3100 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X100 (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot N (£274.37) (2.8"), or the Sony DSC-WX10 (£84.92) (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot A810 has a fairly standard weight (123 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A810.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
USB 2.0 Connector
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

(13)

Summing up the Canon PowerShot A810 Review, you can conclude that at such a low price, A810 is a good buy for you. No doubt, there are some limitations, but it is still a good camera, which offers...

Appealing look
Available with Zoom scroll button
Clear LCD display
Decent picture quality
Digital IS image stabilization
Lowlight performance
Short battery life
720p footage looks bit grainy
Does not include image stabilization
Not so good in lowlight conditions
25 January 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The PowerShot A810 is the entry-level model in Canon's extensive range of compact digital cameras. Priced at £79.99 / $99.99, the A810 features a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens with a... Read more…

16 July 2012

The A810 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera. Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook. Detail isn't good...

11 June 2012

At such a low price, A810 is still not so bad. And if you go through the overall Canon PowerShot A810 Review, you can easily judge that it is a good camera, which offers you with good pictures and...

29 January 2013

Je?li ocenialiby?my wy??cznie kwesti? wyposa?enia aparatu, to w kontek?cie bardzo niskiej ceny Canon A810 to ?wietny model. Do tego jest ?atwy w obs?udze, ca?kiem ergonomiczny i wygodny w...

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User Reviews

(34)
Reviewed 28 January 2013 by Darren Dean

I feel the last 2 reviews have been a bit harsh one because of the powering of the camera (cameras at this level and price seldom have recharging facility within the camera) and the second because... Read more…

Reviewed 24 July 2013 by Walrus
(Verified Purchase)

Does exactly what I wanted. Video isn't great (keep the camera still for best results) but I wanted it for long exposure photos (taking pictures in caves) - works great as a slip-in-your-pocket... Read more…

Reviewed 21 July 2013 by Will
(Verified Purchase)

I have used this camera for a few days and the quality of some of the pictures I have taken have been really good, I really recommend it...

Reviewed 5 March 2013 by Sparrow

This is a good camera but the battery compartment door is hard to open, at least on mine. Sometimes it opens ok but most times you have to use all your force, and on a few occasions I had to put... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2013 by Mrs. S. Peeling

My 5* rating takes into account the very modest price, but my other comments are by comparison with the best quality cameras. I bought it as a stop-gap when my top quality compact broke. It is a... Read more…

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