As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A800 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless, ultra compacts and digicams. The Canon PowerShot A800's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A810 and the PowerShot SX120 IS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-S30 and the Cyber-shot DSC-W310)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A800 compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (march 2011 vs february 2009) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), is slightly larger (compact (94×61×31 mm) vs compact (91×62×25 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital) and is thicker (1.2" vs 1").

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the A800)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the A800)

  • None found

common strengths of the A810 and A800

  • Very small: Compact (95×62×30 mm) vs Compact (94×61×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 171 g vs 186 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Kodak EasyShare C1013

Kodak EasyShare C1013
2 years older

Significant advantages of the C1013 (vs the A800)

  • Much smaller: Compact (91×62×25 mm) vs Compact (94×61×31 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 34 mm vs 37 mm
  • Lighter: 137 g vs 186 g

Significant disadvantages of the C1013 (vs the A800)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Shorter max exposures: 1/2 of a second vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the C1013 and A800

  • Very small: Compact (91×62×25 mm) vs Compact (94×61×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 137 g vs 186 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.2"

Olympus T100

Olympus T-100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T100 (vs the A800)

  • Much smaller: Compact (93×60×23 mm) vs Compact (94×61×31 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Significantly lighter: 122 g vs 186 g

Significant disadvantages of the T100 (vs the A800)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/4.6 vs f/3

common strengths of the T100 and A800

  • Very small: Compact (93×60×23 mm) vs Compact (94×61×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 186 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the A1100 IS (vs the A800)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1100 IS (vs the A800)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A1100 IS and A800

  • Very small: Compact (95×62×31 mm) vs Compact (94×61×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 150 g vs 186 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the A1000 IS (vs the A800)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1000 IS (vs the A800)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A1000 IS and A800

  • Very small: Compact (96×63×31 mm) vs Compact (94×61×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 155 g vs 186 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Nikon Coolpix L25

Nikon Coolpix L25
1 year newer
$113

Significant advantages of the L25 (vs the A800)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the L25 (vs the A800)

  • None found

common strengths of the L25 and A800

  • Very small: Compact (96×60×29 mm) vs Compact (94×61×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 171 g vs 186 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A800 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (march 2011 vs august 2009).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SX120 IS (vs the A800)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX120 IS (vs the A800)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX120 IS and A800

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A800 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (94×61×31 mm) vs prosumer size (120×83×71 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 2.8") and is slightly lighter (186 g vs 418 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,036k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
2 years newer
$668 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the A800)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the A800)

  • Significantly heavier: 418 g vs 186 g

common strengths of the DMC-GF6 and A800

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×65×38 mm) vs Compact (94×61×31 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.2"
  • Light weight: 418 g vs 186 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
1 year newer
$864 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the A800)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the A800)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm) vs Compact (94×61×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.2"
  • Heavier: 396 g vs 186 g

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and A800

  • Light weight: 396 g vs 186 g
  • Inexpensive: $863.54 vs $161.94
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A800 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (march 2011 vs january 2010) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 1 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (94×61×31 mm) vs ultra compact (95×55×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
1 year older
$118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the A800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W310 (vs the A800)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W310 and A800

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A800 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (37 mm vs 39 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 2"), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 1.2 MP), is newer (march 2011 vs february 2000) and is thinner (1.2" vs 2.7").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30
11 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S30 (vs the A800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S30 (vs the A800)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 1.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/725 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-S30 and A800

  • None found