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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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25 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The reviewers at two expert review sites endorsed this digital camera. The reviewer at PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would endorse this compact camera digital camera and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Optyczne.pl who thought it was marvellous.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 35 owner reviews this Canon camera has an overall owner rating of 85 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Canon A810 owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Three years ago L K Eaton mentioned “Took nice clear photographs and this camera does all of those things” in their Canon A810 review. Mr. Ian R. Jones mentioned “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 Canon A810 review.

One Canon A810 reviewer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

One Canon A810 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Mrs. S. Peeling wrote 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” .

One Canon A810 owner reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned 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

Some Canon A810 reviewers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Three years ago Carl Chivers gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review “Quite impressive quality pictures especially for the price”. Mrs. S. Peeling wrote in their review on Amazon also three years ago “My other comments are by comparison with the best quality cameras” and scored the product very highly. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com wrote “You can enjoy high quality” in their review of the Canon A810.

Easy to Use

A number of customers mentioned that the product was easy to use. Four years ago Abe wrote on Amazon “ECO-Friendly practical feature” in his Canon A810 review but even so he rated it 3 stars. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon last year “On off the best easy to use” in their review. Carl Chivers 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 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mrs. S. Peeling mentioned “Very easy to hold”. One Canon A810 owner thought the product was easy to handle. Mrs. S. Peeling mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon three years ago “The handling is generally good”.

One Canon A810 owner concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

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Good Size

Three Canon A810 reviewers mentioned that it was compact. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote “The PowerShot A810 is the entry-level model in Canon's extensive range of compact digital cameras” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 19,820 owner and expert reviews, Canon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other brands.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Canon A810 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good screen. Mrs. S. Peeling mentioned in their Canon A810 review “The screen is bright enough to use in strong sunlight”. Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “Clear LCD display” in their review of the Canon A810.

Robust

One Canon A810 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Mrs. S. Peeling mentioned “I bought it as a stop-gap when my top quality compact broke”. One Canon A810 owner who purchased it concluded that it was well made. Hubofgadgets.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said “Build is a bit cheap”.

Good Flash

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good flash. Claire Hayward said “Everything is in working order, perfect flash”.

Good Quality Lens

One Canon A810 owner said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Three years ago Hubofgadgets.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Digital IS image stabilization”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon A810 reviewer who reviewed the Canon A810 considered that it was noisy. Danny K. said in his Canon A810 review on Amazon “Personally i'm very happy - does what it should, white balance works well in artificial lighting, noise i fully acceptable, while size” and scored the Canon A810 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

Some people said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com said in their review of the Canon A810 “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 cameras of a similar type and age 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.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital 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 digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (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 Capability

supports video capability

The Canon A810 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the A810 do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon A810 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A810 also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has 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 of this spec and age.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], and the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon A810 is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the A810. 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 comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the A810 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

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87. The Canon A810 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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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 most cameras of this age and spec. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that are a similar age to the A810 is 640 x 360 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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A810 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon A810 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the A810.

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13 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and parentesis.com this camera has an average expert rating of 65%.

Poor Design

One person who reviewed the Canon A810 concluded that it was not a good design. Hubofgadgets.com wrote “Not so attractive design” in their review.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon A810 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the A810 also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the A810 do not support wi-Fi. The Canon A810 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released 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)

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the A810 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Canon A810 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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

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Not Waterproof

The Canon A810 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

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

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At only 25 frames per second, the Canon A810 has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. Compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A810 have motion JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon A810 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This 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)

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A810 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. The Canon A810 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Canon A810 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to the A810 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. At 28 millimeters, the Canon A810 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon A810

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Canon released the A810.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Canon A810 has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the A810.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A810 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the A810.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], or the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include 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 typical of many cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon A810 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the A810.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price].

If this Canon digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon 3300[plb_1378452_price] (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Canon A810 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the A810.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8" and higher rated), the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price] (2.8" and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 123 grams, the Canon A810 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the A810.

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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

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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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers 6181b001aa, canon 6180b001
Barcodes 00013803146721, 00013803146738, 00013803146745, 00138031467384, 00714574580371, 04960999843520, 08714574578828, 08714574580302, 08714574580371, 08714574580401
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