Summary: With sub-$100 cameras, you expect some drawbacks. That's why they are priced where they are. I found in my Canon PowerShot A800 review that this model definitely has some drawbacks, primarily that its autofocus and response times are very slow.
Pros: Inexpensive camera, Completely automatic, very easy to use, Uses AA batteries, which is handy when traveling
Cons: A800 has slow response times, even for a budget-priced camera, Colors seem to be dull, especially with indoor photos, Camera body seems a bit chunky, Zoom lens creates some noise and moves in a jerky motion, Autofocus is slow, especially in low light, so you'll want to pre-focus by pressing shutt...
Summary: Here we are at the end of our test and review. The Canon Powershot A800 digital camera is a good option for beginners, but if you’re a pro, then you should most likely choose a much better device.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot A800 is a 10 Megapixel budget compact with a 3.3x optical zoom lens starting at 37mm (equivalent) and a 2.5 inch LCD screen. It's the entry level A-Series PowerShot, replacing the A490 and A495
which were launched a year earlier
The PowerShot A800 lacks Canon's optical image...
Pros: Excellent image quality., Sturdy build quality., Long life from 2 x AA batteries., Blur Reduction Scene mode.
Cons: No image stabilisation., Limited 37mm wide angle., No menu Hints and Tips., No AV cable for TV viewing.
Excerpt: Canon isn't one to cut corners with its cameras, but it has trimmed the A800 down to its absolute bare essentials. The plastic, bulbous body is designed to accommodate two AA batteries (with rechargeables sold separately), the lens is a simple 3.3x zoom affair with no optical stabilisation, the...
Conclusion: “Simplicity” and “affordability” are the buzzwords when it comes to the Canon PowerShot A800; its manufacturer can and could do much better, so it’s blindingly obvious this is a product engineered to hit a budget price point and plug a gap in the range.
Pros: Easy to use point and shooter, inexpensive
Cons: Bulkier and less style-orientated than your average pocket camera, obviously plastic build, no HD video or HDMI output, memory card costs extra
Excerpt: This is another from the range of small pocket cameras produced by Canon. The Ixus range normally has solid batteries and the PowerShot range – as with this – normally are controlled by ‘AA’ batteries to power the unit.