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Canon PowerShot A800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews of Canon PowerShot A800. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and performance. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the flash, while many are negative about the lens and image stabilizer.

usability, price, image quality, performance, portability

screen, shutter, low-light, stabilizer , lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Canon PowerShot A800


At one time all digital cameras were made this way. Fashioned obviously from plastic with a blue-grey hue and power coming courtesy of two bog standard AA batteries, they were viewed as PC peripherals rather than the lifestyle accessories of today....

Easy to use point and shooter, inexpensive

Bulkier and less style-orientated than your average pocket camera, obviously plastic build, no HD video or HDMI output, memory card costs extra

“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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Geoff Harris (

Canon PowerShot A800 review


Cheap and cheerful, but not all plain sailing

Easy to use Reliable Smart Auto mode Longer battery life

Dumpy, lardy looks No HD video recording Some Scene Modes a tad pointless

PowerShot A800: Specification list For Canon, the PowerShot A800 is as basic as it gets. The A800 is Canon's entry-level compact camera, and as you'd expect for 60 quid, it's a no-frills affair.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Canon PowerShot A800 review


Features and performance are in line with the rock-bottom price, but it punches above its weight for image quality.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (

Canon PowerShot A800 review


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...

Extremely low price tag, good performance, impressive image quality

Sub-standard LCD screen, slightly limited specification

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Canon PowerShot A800


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.

I was happy with the images I took both in daylight and with flash, the lower zoom option is probably a plus as people can get put off with big zooms that just give a lot of movement on the image until they learn just because you have got it you do not...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Hayley Paterek (

Canon Powershot A800


Canon Powershot A800: A bargain buy for the photographer on a budget

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

Apr, 2011

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Canon Powershot A800


The Canon Powershot A800 takes a very good quality snapshot photo for an entry level digital camera. My tests did expose some worrying weaknesses in the camera and the question is whether or not these weaknesses are important to you personally.

There is a lot to like about the Canon Powershot A800, but there are some clear weaknesses too. Whether or not this camera is right for you will depend partly on how troublesome shutter lag is to you and whether or not you would like a larger, clearer...

Apr, 2011

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Canon PowerShot A800 Digital Camera Review


Daniel Bell reviews the Canon PowerShot A800, a camera for the budget conscious with 10Mp sensor and 3.3x optical zoom lens.

Good macro performance; AA battery powered; Acceptable image quality; Easy to use

Occasional underexposure

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Josh Goldman (

Canon PowerShot A800 review


Canon's 2010 A-series entry-level point-and-shoots didn't show a lot of diversity. That changed for 2011, though, as

The Canon PowerShot A800 is a no-frills point-and-shoot that takes AA-size batteries. It's easy to use and produces nice photos despite its low price.

The A800 has slow shooting performance and a low-resolution LCD that's very difficult to see in bright sunlight.

Considering its bargain price, you'll get excellent photos from the Canon PowerShot A800. Just don't expect anything more than that and you'll be fine.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (

Canon PowerShot A800


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.

Inexpensive under-$100 price. Sharp photos. Simple to operate.

Lacks optical image stabilization. No high-def video capture. Low-resolution LCD.

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