Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot
  • Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot
  • Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot
  • Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot

Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot

Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot Price
994 - 3,875
Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot launched in the Indian market on 2011-12-10 and is available to purchase..
Key Features
  • 2.7 Inches
  • 16 MP
  • Chocolate
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Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot - Variant List

Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black

Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black

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Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Red

Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Red

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Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Grey

Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Grey

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Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot - Price Disclaimer

  • All prices mentioned above is in Indian Rupee.
  • The latest price of Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot was obtained on 06 Dec 2019.
  • The price is valid in all major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, NCR. Please check instructions at the specific stores for any deviation.

Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot - Expert Reviews

Overall Review

Canon PowerShot A800 is probably one of the most famous “low budget” Point and Shoot devices to have entered the camera world, and though the specifications of this device are not necessarily very attractive, one thing which is certain is that Canon PowerShot A800 offers more than it should, given the price tag it has been embedded with. As such Canon PowerShot A800 comes with a 10 Megapixel sensor, 3.3x optical zoom lens and a 2.5 inch LCD screen and of the time of its launch it was probably the cheapest and the most primitive Point and Shoot that can be got in exchange of currency. The device replaced Canon PowerShot A490/A495 in the array of digital cameras from Canon, and like its predecessors it features two AA batteries and shoots VGA (640 x 480) resolution video. By introducing this device Canon, the multinational camera giant has pretty much simplified it’s A-series line up of cameras, and it has done that by replacing both Canon PowerShot A495 and Canon PowerShot A490 by a single model called Canon PowerShot A800.


Though the upper end device of the two predecessors, A495 was still available in the market after A800’s launch, it hardly seemed a long duration case and eventually was discontinued. In my opinion, Yes! The camera is great for the pricing put on it, but the wise decision would be to put smart money on Canon PowerShot A1200. Now, also running on twin AA batteries, Canon PowerShot A1200 features a larger 12.1 megapixel sensor, a wider zoom range, a bigger screen, more shooting modes and 720p video which is like the most basic amenity in a Point and Shoot today. Now, the entry level compact market is really becoming more competitive every passing day, and companies are resorting to the best possible array of features in minimum possible prices to maximise the profit, so it is important as a customer to put smart money on the device that offers maximum in minimum. Nikon’s entry level COOLPIX L24 is priced almost like Powershot A800 and features 14.1 megapixel sensor, a 3-inch screen at around the same, so there you have, the smart pick.

Design and Build Quality

Yes, there have been some minor cosmetic changes in Canon PowerShot A800, but as such it doesn’t drastically change in styling from its predecessor. The trademark wedge shape of the device has been retained and its make a very good, comfortable and secure grip, now amplified by a somewhat depressed front panel which provides a crest for the fingers of your left hand. The lens does not change, but the bezel on it has been condensed a little in size and the AF illuminator has been moved from under the flash to the opposite side where, if not alert enough, you can destroy it by a mere touch.


Focus and Face Detection

Canon PowerShot embeds within it two Auto Focus modes which are the default Face AiAF mode which easily detects the faces in the pictures and tracks them perfectly which sets both focus and the exposure mode accordingly. One of the key distinctions from Canon PowerShot A495 and Canon PowerShot A490 are the number of AF ares – 9 on the first and 5 on the successor. Sadly, Canon PowerShot comes with lesser of the two with only 5 Auto Focus areas, although in practice the difference is not really visible and the device is quick to spot faces and hold onto them well, even when they're some distance to the camera and not facing front on but the grapes may be sour here.

Lens and Image Stabilization

There is no improvement in this field as Canon PowerShot A800 still retains the little 3.3x, 6.6 - 21.6mm (37 - 122mm equivalent) optical zoom lens from its precursor which is really typical of the device and zoom isn’t that bad either, you can nicely frame your shots using thing and well if you are planning on going to a safari with your family throw this thing away. One advantage of a short zoom range is that you can cover it quickly - it takes a little over a second to zoom from full wide angle to maximum telephoto and the action is smooth, if a little noisy. One positive that I draw out of here is that when the switch is pressed and the lens extends, the camera is ready to shoot in just like two seconds, yes there are faster cameras, but fill your pockets with a lot more cash for them.


Screen and Menus

Canon PowerShot A800 features a 2.5 inch LCD screen which has like 115 thousand pixels, which may be the most basic screen ever seen in a long time, this screen can generate good but highly pixellated images, unlike higher ordered ones in PowerShot A1200, COOLPIX L24 and the Sony Cyber-shot W510.



The source of power of Canon PowerShot A800 is twin AA batteries which are used as power source. There have been many critisms regarding the battery life of Canon PowerShot A495, it was a mere 150 shots and in Canon Powershot, Canon has bounced right back providing this device a 100% increase in shots giving it 300 shots.


Video Mode

Canon PowerShot A800 can shoot movies at VGA 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30 frames per second with a long play version of the same format which compresses the video into a file half the size. There's also a 320 x 240 pixel 30 fps size. Files areound half an hour of footage on a 4GB card.



Canon  PowerShot A800 has a 10 Megapixel sensor that produces still images wi saved in a AVI wrapper using a Motion JPEG codec. VGA resolution movies are encoded at an average bit rate of around 14mbits/s which means you'll fit arth a maximum size of 3648 x 2736 pixels. ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 1600 ISO.



Excellent image quality.

Sturdy build quality.

Long life from 2 x AA batteries.

Blur Reduction Scene mode.



No image stabilisation.

Limited 37mm wide angle.

No menu Hints and Tips.

No AV cable for TV viewing.


Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot User Reviews

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Canon PowerShot A800 Point & Shoot - Specifications

Camera Features
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 16 MP
  • Sensor Type CCD Sensor
  • Sensor Size 1/2.3 Inches
  • Optical Zoom 5x
  • Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
  • Minimum Shutter Speed 15 sec
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Audio Video Interface A/V Output (NTSC or PAL)
  • Picture Angle 28 mm Wide Angle
  • Maximum Recording Resolution (Pixels) -
General Features
  • Brand Canon
  • Color Black
Other Features
  • Additional Features 100 % Frame Coverage, 2 hrs (Ni-MH), 3 hrs (Ni-MH), 5 Level Brightness Adjustment, 5x Zoom Magnification, AE Lock, AF Assist Beam, AF Frame: Face AiAF, AF Lock, Actual Usage Time: 1 hr (Alkaline), Analog Audio Output (Monaural), Autofocus Control System: Continuous (Auto only), Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2, Center, Circular Aperture, Continuous Shooting Movie Recording Time: 1 hr 40 mins (Alkaline), DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor, Discreet, Exposure Compensation: 2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV, External Flash: Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1, Face Self-timer, Fireworks, Lens Construction: 6 Elements in 5 Groups, Live View Control, Long Shutter, Low Light, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Monochrome, Portrait, Poster Effect, Poster Effect, Scene Mode: Portrait, Servo AF (Follows Servo AE), Shooting Modes in Movie: Program, Slow Sync Speed: Fastest Speed 1/2000 sec, Snow, Snow, Special Effects: Fish-eye Effect, Super Vivid, Super Vivid, Toy Camera Effect, Tracking AF, iFrame Movie
Product Features
  • Color Chocolate
  • Auto Focus Yes
  • Focal Length 5 - 25 mm (35 mm Equivalent to 24 - 140 mm)
  • Aperture Range f/2.8 - f/6.9
  • Color Filter Primary (RGB) Color Filter
Convenience Features
  • Shooting Modes Live View Control, Program, Smart Auto (32 Scenes Detected)
  • Microphone Monaural Microphone
  • PictBridge Yes
  • Continuous Shots Up to 0.8 fps (Program Mode), 2.8 fps (Low Light Mode)
  • Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
  • Delete Function Yes
  • Metering Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Spot
  • Supported Languages 29 Languages
Image Enhancements
  • ISO Rating Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
  • White Balancing Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Day Light, Fluorescent, Fluorescent-H, Tungsten
  • Red Eye reduction Yes
  • Face Detection Yes
  • Macro Mode 3 - 60 cm (W)
  • Exposure Compensation 2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
  • Display Type TFT
  • Screen Size 2.7 Inches
  • Image Display Resolution 230000 dots
  • Video Display Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels (HD) @ 25 fps
  • Additional Display Features Wide Viewing Angle
  • Bluetooth No
  • GPS No
  • HDMI No
  • USB USB Hi-Speed
Images & Video
  • Image Format JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF, DPOF 1.1)
  • Video Format H.264, MOV
Media & Software
  • Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Upgradeable Memory Yes
  • Built in Flash Yes
  • External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
  • Flash Modes Auto, Slow Sync Flash
  • Flash Range Wide : 0.5 - 3.0m, Telephoto : 1.0 - 2.0m
Power Source
  • AC Adapter Power Adaptor CA-PS800 (Included with AC Adaptor Kit ACK-800)
  • Battery Type 2 x AA Battery
  • Dimensions 3.73 x 2.41 x 1.17 Inches
  • Weight 126 gms

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