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Canon PowerShot A800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews of Canon PowerShot A800. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and performance are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the lens and image stabilizer. Comments are divided on the flash.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Josh Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A800 review

 

Canon's 2010 A-series entry-level point-and-shoots didn't show a lot of diversity. That changed for 2011, though, as

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.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

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.

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

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

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May, 2011

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot A800 Review

 

The PowerShot A800 is the new entry-level model in Canon's extensive range of compact digital cameras. Priced at £79.99 / $99.99, the A800 features a 10 megapixel sensor, 3.3x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 37-122mm, DIGIC III image...

Apart from a few new shooting modes and a questionable cosmetic overhaul that actually makes the camera slightly more difficult to use, it's difficult to see just what Canon have added to the new Powershot A800 to justify its release. The biggest...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (etechreviews.net)

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Canon PowerShot A800

 

The Canon PowerShot A800 is a 10 Megapixel budget compact with a 3.3x optical zoom lens starting at 37mm (equivalent) and a 2.5 inch LCD screen. It's the entry level A-Series PowerShot, replacing the A490 and A495which were launched a year earlierThe...

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

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (techreviewsource.com)

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.

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot A800

 

At one time all digital cameras were made this way. Fashioned obviously from plastic with a blue-grey hue and power coming courtesy of two bog standard AA batteries, they were viewed as PC peripherals rather than the lifestyle accessories of today....

Easy to use point and shooter, inexpensive

Bulkier and less style-orientated than your average pocket camera, obviously plastic build, no HD video or HDMI output, memory card costs extra

“Simplicity” and “affordability” are the buzzwords when it comes to the Canon PowerShot A800; its manufacturer can and could do much better, so it’s blindingly obvious this is a product engineered to hit a budget price point and plug a gap in the...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Geoff Harris (techradar.com)

Canon PowerShot A800 review

 

Cheap and cheerful, but not all plain sailing

Easy to use Reliable Smart Auto mode Longer battery life

Dumpy, lardy looks No HD video recording Some Scene Modes a tad pointless

PowerShot A800: Specification list For Canon, the PowerShot A800 is as basic as it gets. The A800 is Canon's entry-level compact camera, and as you'd expect for 60 quid, it's a no-frills affair.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot A800 review

 

Features and performance are in line with the rock-bottom price, but it punches above its weight for image quality.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon PowerShot A800 review

 

With an ultra-low price tag the Canon PowerShot A800 is sure to be popular amongst those looking for their first compact. But what exactly does £80 buy you these days? WDC finds out...

Extremely low price tag, good performance, impressive image quality

Sub-standard LCD screen, slightly limited specification

Jan, 2012

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