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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
48 Reviews + 2 Awards
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended optyczne.pl Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Optyczne.pl.

Good Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 83 out of 100 based on 37 owner reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, parentesis.com and fotomaniak.pl this camera has an overall expert rating of 65 out of 100.

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Design

Decent Picture Quality

Ten owners considered that it was good quality. Hubofgadgets.com wrote “Decent picture quality” and scored the Canon A810 4 stars out of 5. Hubofgadgets.com also mentioned “You can enjoy high quality” in their review. Mrs. S. Peeling wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “My other comments are by comparison with the best quality cameras”.

Easy to Use

Ten customers reckoned that this digital camera was easy to use. L K Eaton wrote “We wanted a nice little camera that was easy to use and took nice clear photographs”. Four years ago Mrs. S. Peeling said on Amazon “The screen is bright enough to use in strong sunlight”. Abe he mentioned on Amazon five years ago “ECO-Friendly practical feature” in his review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Walrus mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Lots of special effects and settings to play with, takes really good pictures - an absolute bargain for”. Darren Dean said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “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”.

One owner who purchased the product concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mrs. S. Peeling wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very easy to hold”. One owner who bought this digital camera thought it was easy to handle. Mrs. S. Peeling said on Amazon four years ago “The handling is generally good”.

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Build is a Bit Cheap

One customer thought it was not well made. Four years ago Hubofgadgets.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Build is a bit cheap”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Four years ago Mrs. S. Peeling said in their Canon A810 review “I bought it as a stop-gap when my top quality compact broke” although they still gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Not So Attractive Design

One person who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was not well designed. Hubofgadgets.com mentioned in their review of the Canon A810 “Not so attractive design”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The PowerShot A810 is the entry-level model in Canon's extensive range of compact digital cameras”.

One person concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Joseph mentioned on Amazon “I bought this little Gem to carry around in my pocket as my Nikon Bridge Camera is just too bulky and needs a shoulder strap” in his Canon A810 review.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 123 grams, the Canon A810 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Clear LCD Display

Two people who purchased the product agreed that it had a good screen. Hubofgadgets.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Canon A810 “Clear LCD display”.

Calidad De 16 Megapixeles Y Video En HD

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon A810 was good for video recording. Hubofgadgets.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote four years ago “Calidad de 16 megapixeles y video en HD” in their review of this digital camera. Joseph mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The Canon A810 produces clear and crisp pictures and videos”. Linda Rawlinson mentioned in April last year “I know good from rubbish, picture quality is excellent, as is the video, easy to use” in her review of this digital camera and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Available With Zoom Scroll Button

Four owners mentioned that this digital camera had a good zoom. Four years ago Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “4608 x 3456 pixels still image resolution and 4x digital zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Hubofgadgets.com also said “Available with Zoom scroll button” in their review.

One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Hubofgadgets.com said “Digital IS image stabilization”.

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810 Supports Different Shooting Modes Like Auto

Twenty customers who bought the product considered that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook” in their review of the Canon A810 but despite that they only rated the product 3 stars out of 5. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “A810 is highly effective for avid photographers”. Hubofgadgets.com also said “It is still a good camera, which offers stunning images and decent video recording as compared to” in their review.

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Four years ago Hubofgadgets.com wrote “810 supports different shooting modes like Auto”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Hubofgadgets.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “100 to 1600 ISO sensitivity”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Photographyblog.com said “The A810 features a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 28-140mm, DIGIC IV image processing engine” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. Mrs. S. Peeling mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Picture quality is good and low light performance is also good - colours are natural with no visible grain or artefacts”.

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Support

Good Support

One owner who reviewed the Canon A810 considered that it had good technical guidance.


Features

It Also Features Help Button for Further Assistance

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon A810 had good features. Hubofgadgets.com said in their review of this digital camera “It also features Help Button for further assistance” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Four years ago Joseph gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned “It has some of the more advanced features that I have on my Nikon Bridge” in his review of this digital camera.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon A810 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Nikon Coolpix S8200 ($499.00) is also worth considering.

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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 digital cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon A810 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Display

Quite Wide Field of View

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the field of views range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. At 100 percent, the Canon A810 has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Canon A810 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average display diagonal of cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera is 2.9".

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Canon G1 X ($481.60) (2.8"), the Sony DSC-WX10 (2.8"), or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon A810 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon A810 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera 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 digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Supports Live View

The Canon A810 supports live view. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The Canon A810 features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Canon A810 features connection to PC, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon A810 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Canon A810 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera do have an HDMI.

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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 digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon A810 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 2.5 to 38. At 6.9, the Canon A810 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon A810 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras of this type and age is 1.7 and the largest is 22.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Canon A810 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 4.5mm and the longest is 40mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A810 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Nikon L120, and the Canon SX150 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon A810 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, the Nikon L31, or the Canon A3300 IS which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Canon A810 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it 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. Across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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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 similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A810 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was noisy. Danny K. said “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 although he still gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Power

Short Battery Life

Two people considered that it did not have a good battery life. Hubofgadgets.com mentioned in their Canon A810 review “Short battery life”. One person concluded that the product was not quick to charge. Hubofgadgets.com said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Flash take a very long time to charge”.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon A810 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Olympus OM-D E-M10 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the A810.

Product Identifiers

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

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