PowerShot a800 macro

For a sixty quid camera, this is a great macro performance – sharp and well saturated (see full image)

Canon powershot a800 portrait

Flesh tones are reasonably well rendered, although auto white balance washes colour out sometimes (see full image)

Canon powershot a800 poster

Poster is one of the more creatively useful in-camera effects (see full image)

Canon powershot a800 sharpness

The A800 lacks image stabilisation, but the lens is still a reasonably sharp performer, even for on-the-hoof candid shots (see full image)

Canon powershot a800 wideangle

Telephoto and wide angle performance is good for the money, though purple fringing can creep in to high contrast scenes (see full image)

PowerShot a800 telephoto

Telephoto and wide angle performance is good for the money, though purple fringing can creep in to high contrast scenes (see full image)