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Canon Powershot A810

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The responsiveness and value for money also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the memory and zoom, while reviews about the focus and shutter are different.

usability, value for money, responsiveness, portability, battery

features, flash, zoom, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon Powershot A810 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 215 reviews)

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Canon PowerShot A810 Preview


The Canon PowerShot A810 is the most affordable model in the entry-level A series announced by Canon today. While the A810 will only set you back $109.99, it's got a lot in common with its more expensive siblings, including a 16 megapixel CCD image...

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Canon PowerShot A810


Extremely easy to use with fast and intuitive operation ; Remarkably clean and detailed files at ISO 100 ; Great price point

Automatic mode tends to produce flat or overexposed images ; Flash slow to charge ; Awful burst speed

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Amazon review summary for Canon Powershot A810


alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Canon Powershot A810 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

features, glare

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


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Love Newegg


Every company can goof up and make a bad product. It is how they stand behind what they do that makes a difference. In this case, it is a very good camera. Takes wonderful pictures. Easy to use. They just need to redesign the battery door, one that is...

Newegg is the greatest. Canon would not do anything about the plastic battery door that broke after one week of ownership except to offer to sell us a new camera ; Newegg stepped up and sent us a brand new camera ; I will continue to buy from Newegg...

Obviously Canon will does not honor their warranty. We will never buy anything Canon again. And we tell all of our friends about our experience

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Nice camera but worthless warranty


Do not ever buy a plastic camera or anything made by Canon. A warranty tells you what a company thinks of their own product. And they obviously do not think much of this camera. I believe that plastic can be strong, but they need to use a better grade...

Nice Camera, takes good pictures, uses normal batteries, not some expensive unique lithium battery

They take a good camera and put it in a cheap plastic body. I had it for one week and then the little plastic door that holds the batteries in cracked and split. I made a mistake and contacted Canon instead of Newegg. I should have returned it and...

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Great for what it is


At the regular price it is not that great of a deal. But I got it when Newegg ran a sale for $20 less plus a free 8GB SD card. At that price it is perfect, and expendable should another mysterious intern related accident take place. I have used...

low price ; small size and light weight ; big LCD screen ; extremely simple button layout ; good auto focus and exposure performance ; uses standard AA batteries - no worries about forgetting to charge it / losing the charger ; I purchased this camera...

very little optical zoom ; no manual settings at all ; no force flash setting - its either no flash or auto flash ; no AV output options (but who actually uses them?) ; auto adjustments are a little slow - sometimes you can miss that 'perfect moment'...

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OK -- but the old Powershot was better


I\'ve had a Canon Powershot A460 which I ADORED (but which got broken when our guide tried to grab it to shoot a picture of an approaching tiger). I wish I could have it back! It had a viewfinder, and was easier to set up and use. But I\'m sure I\'ll...

Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Small \/ Compact","Uses AA batteries

No Viewfinder","Requires a disc to set up

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Canon PowerShot A810


This is a great little camera that I purchased to replace my Canon A510..The I.S. is far better on this model and even using the x20 zoom the pictures come out clear thanx to the I.S.

value, Features, Battery Life, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Design, Performance

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Nice Shot


I really love new Canon camera it takes really great pictures. I also love the feel of the camera it really lightweight in my hands. The only reason that it not rated a 5 is because I runs by batteries I like chargeable cameras. Batteries should have...

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Good value and ease of use


Clear photos with enough detail for cropping, especially in bright daylight. Colors are accurate. I use PhotoShop for cropping and image enhancement. Small size and light weight; fits in shirt pocket. Low price means no worries about bringing it with...

Value for Money, Quiet, Easy to Use, Performance, uses aa batteries, optical viewfinder, battery life good with nicads

Build Quality, plastic body

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: 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''


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


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Unknown
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
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)


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