Canon PowerShot A800 review

Cheap and cheerful, but not all plain sailing

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Sensor: 10.0 megapixel CCD

Lens: Canon 6.6-21.6mm(37-122mm equivalent)

Memory: SD card

Viewfinder: LCD

LCD Screen: 2.5-inch TFT

Video resolution: 640 x 480 pixel, 320 x 240 pixel

ISO range: ISO 100 to 1600

Focus modes: Single, Continuous

Max burst rate: 0.8 shots per second

Shutter speeds: 15 – 1/2000 sec

Weight: 186g

Dimensions: 94.3 x 61.6 x 31.2 mm

Power supply: AA batteries x 2

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedAA
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyPowerShot A
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Optical Zoom3.3x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Manual White Balance
Screen Size6.4 cm (2.5")
Video FormatsMotion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)186 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height61.6 mm
Width94.3 mm
Depth31.2 mm
Product SeriesA
Focal Length6.60 mm to 21.60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelA800
Product NamePowerShot A800 Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5027B016
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

You can rely on Canon know-how to take great 10 Megapixel photos with Smart Auto mode. Available in 4 colours, the PowerShot A800 has a lightweight design that is fun and easy to use.

Package Contents
  • PowerShot A800 Compact Camera
  • 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries
Limited Warranty1 Year