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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A800

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 94x61x31 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
186 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A810

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Compact 95x62x30 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
171 g
 
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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 Slightly 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
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $99.19 vs $142.88
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The best price we've seen is $44 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A810:$142.88
              A800:$99.19
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              A810:230k dots
              A800:115k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              A810:2.7"
              A800:2.5"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              A810:28 mm
              A800:37 mm
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A810:720p @ 25fps
              A800:480p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A810:5x
              A800:3.3x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180 - $249

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $243

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $127 - $130

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $106 - $132

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $199

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Casio QV-R200

              Casio QV-R200

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Samsung ST66

              Samsung ST66

              Digicam

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $210 - $400

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot A800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Fujifilm FinePix AV200

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Canon PowerShot A495

              Canon PowerShot A495

              Compact

              $180

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $368 - $449

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Weight Significantly heavier

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