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Canon PowerShot A800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 211 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the responsiveness and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback. The image stabilizer and lens get critical opinions, and reviews are divided on the viewfinder.

value for money, usability, portability, image quality, responsiveness

screen, features, lens, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 211 reviews)

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Canon PowerShot A800 (Silver)

 

Editors' note: Several design elements, features, and shooting options are identical between Canon's PowerShot A800 and the PowerShot A495 we reviewed earlier, so parts of this review are taken from that one.

The Canon PowerShot A800 is a no-frills point-and-shoot that takes AA-size batteries. It's easy to use and produces nice photos despite its low price.

The A800 has slow shooting performance and a low-resolution LCD that's very difficult to see in bright sunlight.

Considering its bargain price, you'll get excellent photos from the Canon PowerShot A800. Just don't expect anything more than that and you'll be fine.

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Canon PowerShot A800 – Extremely Good Value for Money

 

Canon PowerShot A800 is a no-frills point and shoot camera that offers great value, surprisingly good images and dead-simple operation. It is very easy to use and provides nice images, despite its low price. It is a new entry level camera in the...

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Canon PowerShot A800

 

The Canon PowerShot A800 is a budget compact with a 10 Megapixel sensor, 3.3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5 inch LCD screen. Announced in January 2011, it is the cheapest and most basic PowerShot money can buy. It replaces the A490 / A495 launched a year...

Excellent image quality ; Sturdy build quality ; Long life from 2 x AA batteries ; Blur Reduction Scene mode

No image stabilisation ; Limited 37mm wide angle ; No menu Hints and Tips ; No AV cable for TV viewing

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Canon PowerShot A800

 

This pocket camera comes with compromises, but a $90 price tag and dead-simple operation help balance the Canon PowerShot A800's lack of optical image stabilization and HD-video capture. It also delivers good, clean, sharp images, along with solid...

Inexpensive under-$100 price. Sharp photos. Simple to operate

Lacks optical image stabilization. No high-def video capture. Low-resolution LCD

This pocket camera comes with compromises, but a $90 price tag and dead-simple operation help balance the Canon PowerShot A800's lack of optical image stabilization and HD-video capture.

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Great for an entry level digital camera.

 

Another excellent product from Canon. Its a great one for first-timers especially.

Ease of use; fast operation:the controls are very responsive; good for both the novice and the enthusiast

No image stabilization for still pictures, but considering the price, it can be overlooked

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"its a great camera for the price."

 

Can you please have a review of the Fujifilm FinePIx JV100 and the AgfaPhoto Optima 147 for the a800 have the close price for these cams, so I want to know who's the best among them, justifying there prices (in the Philippines, they're all about 50 US...

It is cheap, handy and excellent picture quality for the price.

The low-end video quality sucks.

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"Great for an entry level digital camera."

 

Another excellent product from Canon. Its a great one for first-timers especially.

Ease of use; fast operation:the controls are very responsive; good for both the novice and the enthusiast.

No image stabilization for still pictures, but considering the price, it can be overlooked.

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Amazon review summary for Canon PowerShot A800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, portability, size, screen

performance, shutter, memory

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Canon A800, Excellent, Fun

 

I put this camera in a small soft velcro topped case and take it with me while running four miles. The wind blew it over once, when it was on a tripod taking tennis videos and it's still working well.

I've been using this camera for outside nature shots, Thanksgiving and Christmas shots in various lighting conditions. I softly press the shutter button half-way to see framing squares and get the focus before taking the picture. A delay timer with 3...

Cold outside winter temperatures affect the batteries, but I can work around that

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works nice !!!

 

easy to use , price

does not give the winning lotto numbers

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: Yes
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)
Battery Type:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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