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Canon A810 Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD Feb 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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Review: Canon Powershot A810 16MP Camera
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26 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this camera. This Canon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com and the editor of Optyczne.pl gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was exceptional.

Good Owner Reviews

This compact camera camera has an average owner rating of 85% based on 35 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people reckoned that this digital camera was able to produce good images. L K Eaton wrote in their review of the Canon A810 “Took nice clear photographs and this camera does all of those things” and scored the product 4 stars. Mr. Ian R. Jones wrote in his review of the Canon A810 “The A810 produces some good pictures.”. Walrus wrote “I wanted it for long exposure photos (taking pictures in caves) - works great as a slip-in-your-pocket camera” in their review.

One Canon A810 reviewer reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. Mrs. S. Peeling wrote in their review of this digital camera 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 reviewed it reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Canon A810 on PhotographyBlog.com “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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Good Product Quality

Five customers thought it was good quality. Carl Chivers wrote in his review of this digital camera four years ago “Quite impressive quality pictures especially for the price” and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100. Mrs. S. Peeling wrote in their Canon A810 review “My other comments are by comparison with the best quality cameras”. Mrs. S. Peeling also mentioned “I bought it as a stop-gap when my top quality compact broke”.

Easy to Use

Several Canon A810 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Abe mentioned on Amazon “ECO-Friendly practical feature” yet he only scored it 60 out of 100. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review two years ago “On off the best easy to use” . Carl Chivers wrote in his Canon A810 review “More features than i'd expect in a very easy to use and accessible menu system” .

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mrs. S. Peeling mentioned “Very easy to hold” and gave this digital camera an excellent review score. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Mrs. S. Peeling mentioned on Amazon “The handling is generally good” in their review of the Canon A810 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One Canon A810 reviewer who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Canon A810 owners said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Carl Chivers wrote four years ago “Great for the price” in his review of this digital camera. Carl Chivers also wrote “A great camera for the price it's going at”. Joseph gave the product an excellent review score and he said in his review of this digital camera “What A Great Little Camera - great value for money”.

A few Canon A810 reviewers said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Darren Dean mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Hating phone cameras with a passion I needed a cheap camera for snaps over Christmas” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Four years ago 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 A810 review. Walrus gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Settings to play with, takes really good pictures - an absolute bargain for”.

One Canon A810 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was cheap. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The A810 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera”.

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Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon cameras and also specifically for Canon compact cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Size

A few people agreed that it was compact. Four years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The PowerShot A810 is the entry-level model in Canon's extensive range of compact digital cameras” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Canon A810 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Mrs. S. Peeling wrote “The screen is bright enough to use in strong sunlight” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “Clear LCD display”.

Robust

One Canon A810 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to damage or scratch. One Canon A810 owner who reviewed the Canon A810 considered that it was well made. Hubofgadgets.com mentioned in their Canon A810 review “Build is a bit cheap” .

Good Flash

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good flash. Claire Hayward wrote on Amazon “Everything is in working order, perfect flash” in her review of the Canon A810.

Good Quality Lens

One person who bought this digital camera thought it had a good zoom. One customer who purchased the product thought it had a good image stabiliser. Hubofgadgets.com mentioned in their Canon A810 review “Digital IS image stabilization”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon A810 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Danny K. mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Personally i'm very happy - does what it should, white balance works well in artificial lighting, noise i fully acceptable, while size” in his Canon A810 review.

Good Video Capture

Several people who purchased the Canon A810 thought it was good for video recording. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com wrote “It is still a good camera, which offers stunning images and decent video recording as compared to” in their Canon A810 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to 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.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to consider including the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], and the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon A810 supports video capability, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the A810 which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon A810 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the A810 also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A810 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A810 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon A810 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most cameras of this age and spec have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the Canon A810 which has two number of batteries supporteds.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon A810 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst compact cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture number of cameras of this age and type is 1.8, the smallest is 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon A810 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the A810 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the A810 is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. At 15 seconds, the Canon A810 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and parentesis.com the average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 65 out of 100.

Poor Design

One customer who purchased this digital camera said that it was not a good design. Hubofgadgets.com wrote “Not so attractive design” in their review of this digital camera yet they still rated it 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video. The Canon A810 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the A810, the Canon A810 does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price].

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A810 are not 3D. The Canon A810 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon A810 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Canon A810 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Canon A810 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the A810. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of compact cameras that are a similar age to the A810 range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 32fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Canon A810 has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The Canon A810 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the A810.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of cameras that were released around the same time as the A810 range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. At only 1,600, the Canon A810 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the A810.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Canon A810 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

Across all the cameras of this type and age the normal focusing ranges (wide) range from 0.01m to 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.43m. With a normal focusing range (wide) of only 0.05 meters, the Canon A810 has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (wide) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Canon A810 has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s (100) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the A810 is 10 and the biggest is 200.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon A810

Released Over Five Years Ago

This compact camera camera was released over five years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Canon A810 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the A810.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon 9300[plb_408824_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price] (16.1MP), or the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

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

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], or the IXUS 500 HS[pl_362181_price] both from Canon or the Nikon 9300[plb_408824_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon A810 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the A810.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon A810 has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the A810.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8"), or the Sony DSC-WX10B[plb_595125_price] (2.8") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 123 grams, the Canon A810 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Compatible Operating Systems
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR
USB 2.0 Connectors

2 Awards

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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

(35)
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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