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Canon A810 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x CCD Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Two industry awards
Reasonably priced
Unacceptable noise level
47 Reviews + 2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended optyczne.pl Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites thought that this Canon camera was good. The editor of website PhotographyBlog.com gave this camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the author at review website Optyczne.pl said that it was excellent and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Nine experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, techmagnifier.com and parentesis.com have rated this Canon digital camera on average 65%.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this Canon camera rated it as 85%. Over 82% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 34,684 expert and user reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Fifteen customers who reviewed the product said that it was good value for money. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said in their review of this digital camera “If you are looking for an affordable and high performance entry level digital camera, then Canon PowerShot A810 is worth analyzing” although they only scored the Canon A810 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The A810 is an easy to use, pocketable budget compact camera”. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com wrote “Summing up the Canon PowerShot A810 Review, you can conclude that at such a low price, A810 is a good buy for you” in their review of this digital camera.


Power

Short Battery Life

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Website Hubofgadgets.com mentioned four years ago “Short battery life”.


Design

Easy to Use

Ten people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Linda Rawlinson mentioned “I know good from rubbish, picture quality is excellent, as is the video, easy to use” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5. Joseph wrote in his review of the Canon A810 “This is a very handy little gem of a camera” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Four years ago Darren Dean mentioned in his review of this digital camera “A good option is to use good quality rechargeable batteries”.

Three owners concluded that the product was easy to use the menus. Walrus scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Amazon four years ago “Lots of special effects and settings to play with, takes really good pictures - an absolute bargain for”. Darren Dean wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk also four years ago “Not bad for a cheapy! I am so surprised that the settings availble within the easy to use menu system are similar to my bridge, there is live view”.

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Decent Picture Quality

Ten customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Website Hubofgadgets.com wrote “Decent picture quality” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 80 out of 100. They also mentioned “You can enjoy high quality” in their review. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “A great little camera and good quality photos”.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed the Canon A810 thought it was noisy. Danny K. wrote on expert website Amazon “Personally i'm very happy - does what it should, white balance works well in artificial lighting, noise i fully acceptable, while size” in his review of this digital camera.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A810 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Features

It Also Features Help Button for Further Assistance

Two owners who reviewed the Canon A810 considered that it had good features. Website Hubofgadgets.com wrote four years ago “It also features Help Button for further assistance” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Joseph mentioned in his review of this digital camera “It has some of the more advanced features that I have on my Nikon Bridge” .


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “The PowerShot A810 is the entry-level model in Canon's extensive range of compact digital cameras”. Mrs. S. Peeling wrote on expert website Amazon four years ago “I bought it as a stop-gap when my top quality compact broke”.

Average Weight

The Canon A810 has a pretty standard weight (123 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was March 2012 when Canon released the A810.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon A810 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-WX80 both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon A810 supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Nikon Coolpix S8200 which both of have better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A810 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Casio EX-ZR1000 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon A810 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Flash Take a Very Long Time to Charge

Two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it did not have a good flash. Website Hubofgadgets.com said four years ago “Flash take a very long time to charge”.

Good Video Capture

Four people wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Joseph wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The Canon A810 produces clear and crisp pictures and videos”.

Decent Picture Quality

Eighteen customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Website Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “Digital IS image stabilization”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook” in their review of this digital camera. Hubofgadgets.com also mentioned “It is still a good camera, which offers stunning images and decent video recording as compared to” in their review.

Available With Zoom Scroll Button

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom. Website Hubofgadgets.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “Available with Zoom scroll button”.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A810 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, or the Canon SX150 IS.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon A810 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, the Nikon L31, or the Canon A3300 IS which all of have better reviews.

If this Canon camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38. The Canon A810 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Canon A810 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average minimum aperture number of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon A810 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. Cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Canon A810 has a relatively standard display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX10 (£246.13) (2.8" and higher rated), or the Canon G1 X (£479.99) (2.8" and higher rated).

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The average field of view of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 99%, and the field of views range from 95% to 100%. At 100 percent, the Canon A810 has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon A810 has an external flash connector. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon A810 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon A810 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Canon A810 supports live view, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Canon A810 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Canon A810 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years which have an HDMI.

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Features Connection to PC

The Canon A810 features connection to PC, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon A810 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon A810 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon A810 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Picture Quality

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 comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Canon A810 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP cameras currently available including the Nikon S9300 (£229.18), or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR which both of have better reviews.

If this Canon camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated), the Lumix G5 (16.05MP and higher rated), or the DMC-GH3EC-K (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6180b001
Barcodes 00013803146721, 00013803146738, 00013803146745, 00138031467384, 00714574580371, 04960999843520, 08714574578828, 08714574580302, 08714574580371, 08714574580401

Canon A810 Review Sources

To prepare this Canon A810 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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