Canon PowerShot A800

  • Canon PowerShot A800
69
Based on 21 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    9

Pros:

  • Extremely low price tag, good performance, impressive image quality
  • Inexpensive camera, Completely automatic, very easy to use, Uses AA batteries, which is handy when traveling, Autofocus is sharp most of the time
  • Inexpensive under$100 price. Sharp photos. Simple to operate.

Cons:

  • Substandard LCD screen, slightly limited specification
  • A800 has slow response times, even for a budgetpriced 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 y

Expert reviews and ratings

By What Digital Camera on 85

With such a low price tag you could forgive the A800 for scrimping on features, although at first glance this isn't necessarily the case. The model features a 3.3x optical zoom, covering a focal range of 37-122mm, as well as a 10MP CCD sensor....

By eTech Reviews on

Canon PowerShot A800 is a no-frills point and shoot camera that offers great value, surprisingly good images and dead-simple operation. It is very easy to use and provides nice images, despite its low price. It is a new entry level camera in the...

By Computeractive on 80

With decent performance at a rock-bottom price, the A800 is several notches above most other similarly priced cameras...

By Pocket-lint on 60

For those with between £60 and £80 to spend on a snapshot camera for the kids or the mother-in-law, the A800 offers fair value for money, an easy to use feature set and fair results. For what’s being asked here it’s hard to grumble...

By TechTree on

The Canon PowerShot A800 exhibits surprisingly amazing performance for a digicam in its price range. While there is an obvious lack of programmability, it shines with its excellent colour and detail capture. It is very easy to use and is portable...

By itreviews.com on 80

Although the A800's list price is a touch optimistic - we're sure it will be hugely discounted soon - Canon's latest will be a welcome addition to the shortlist for those on a budget. An increasingly rare thing even in the budget market,...

By TechRadar on 80

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. No-frills doesn't necessarily mean dumbed-down, however, and there's...

By About.com on 30

With sub-$100 cameras, you expect some drawbacks. That's why they are priced where they are. The Canon PowerShot A800 definitely has some drawbacks, primarily that its autofocus and response times are very slow. Shot to shot delays are especially...

By CNET UK on 80

If you're on a budget, the Canon PowerShot A800 should be among the first compact cameras you consider. It's very straightforward, takes a decent photo and represents extremely good value for...

By GadgetSpeak on 80

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...

By TechReviewSource on 60

3.00 At $89.99 (list) the 10-megapixel PowerShot A800 is the least-expensive Canon sells. Unsurprisingly, this pocket shooter lacks in features, but it covers the basics, and there's something to be said for its simple experience. It also...

By PC Mag on 60

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. Buy it...

By Expert Reviews on 80

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

By cnet on 76

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS offers up nice features and excellent photos while staying simple and...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

Apart from a few new shooting modes and a questionable cosmetic overhaul that actually makes the camera slightly more difficult to use, it's difficult to see just what Canon have added to the new Powershot A800 to justify its release. The biggest...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 60

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 compactOverall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and tecniques....

By Camera Labs on 83

Canon PowerShot A800 verdict 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...

By Cameras UK on 80

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,...

By ePHOTOzine on 50

The performance of the Canon PowerShot A800 is acceptable for a camera of this price range but there are other cameras which perform better and cost slightly less, such as the Nikon Coolpix L23 which is now available for £59. The price of the A800...

International Review By Betabuzz on 68

Wer nur hin und wieder ein paar Schnappschüsse festhalten und nicht viel Geld ausgeben möchte, kann mit der Canon PowerShot A800 nicht viel falsch...