Canon PowerShot A800 vs Canon PowerShot A810

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A800

Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Really small
Size
Compact 94x61x31 mm
Thin
Thickness
1.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
28 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x30 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
171 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon PowerShot A810. Explore our gallery of 17 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A800.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A810

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 37 mm
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More than 20% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video but at a lower frame rate
Screen size
Larger screen
2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Weight
Lighter
171 g vs 186 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.2"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$198.00 vs $228.00
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Canon A800

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A81028 mm
              A80037 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A810720p @ 25fps
              A800480p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              A810230k dots
              A800115k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              A8102.7"
              A8002.5"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A8105x
              A8003.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

              Compact

              $300

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $550

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              $90

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $154

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $209

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Canon PowerShot A800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $259 body only

              $408 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              $96

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot A495

              Canon PowerShot A495

              Compact

              $179

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

              Pro DSLR

              $4,168 with 70-300mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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