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Canon PowerShot A800
6.6 out of 10

Canon PowerShot A800

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Overall 3
3.0

Expert Review

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20 March 2015
  • 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, Autofocus is sharp most of the time
  • 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...
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot A800 Review

What Digital Camera
9 January 2012
  • Excerpt: With an ultra-low price tag the Canon PowerShot A800 is sure to be popular amongst those looking for their first compact. But what exactly does £80 buy you these days? WDC finds out...
  • Pros: Extremely low price tag, good performance, impressive image quality
  • Cons: Sub-standard LCD screen, slightly limited specification
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon PowerShot A800

PC Magazine
5 January 2012
  • Conclusion: This pocket camera comes with compromises, but a $90 price tag and dead-simple operation help balance the Canon PowerShot A800's lack of optical image stabilization and HD-video capture.
  • Pros: Inexpensive under-$100 price. Sharp photos. Simple to operate.
  • Cons: Lacks optical image stabilization. No high-def video capture. Low-resolution LCD.
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Overall 8
8.3

Canon PowerShot A800

Camera Labs
1 April 2011
  • 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.
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Canon PowerShot A800

PhotographyBLOG
24 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Replacing the A495 model, the new Canon PowerShot A800 is virtually identical to its predecssor, so a lot of the comments that we made about that camera will be repeated here.
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon PowerShot A800

Pocket Lint
17 August 2011
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A800 review

TechRadar UK
11 July 2011
  • Summary: Cheap and cheerful, but not all plain sailing
  • Pros: Easy to use Reliable Smart Auto mode Longer battery life
  • Cons: Dumpy, lardy looks No HD video recording Some Scene Modes a tad pointless
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A800

GadgetSpeak
20 May 2011
  • Summary: 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot A800 review

expertreviews.co.uk
14 May 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Photo quality - landscapes 6
6.0
Photo quality - macro 6
6.0
Photo quality - portraits 6
6.0
Photo quality - low light 6
6.0
Photo quality - sports 4
4.0

Canon Powershot A800

digicambuyer.co.uk
26 April 2011
  • Conclusion: A great budget camera capable of shooting images to a good standard, the A800 will suit first-time photographers looking for a simple, easy-to-use compact
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