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)