Canon PowerShot A800
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.
Inexpensive under-$100 price. Sharp photos. Simple to operate.
The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS has a nice feature set for the money as well as excellent photo quality.
Excellent image quality, Sturdy build quality, Long life from 2 x AA batteries, Blur Reduction Scene mode.
Good macro performance, AA battery powered, Acceptable image quality, Easy to use
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
Lacks optical image stabilization. No highdef video capture. Lowresolution LCD.
Lacks optical image stabilization. No high-def video capture. Low-resolution LCD.
The camera has long shot-to-shot times and its flat buttons can be tricky to press.
No image stabilisation, Limited 37mm wide angle, No menu Hints and Tips, No AV cable for TV viewing.
Lots of purple fringing and chromatic aberration in bright conditions, Occasional underexposure
By What Digital Camera on January 09, 2012
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....85
By eTech Reviews on November 01, 2011
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 August 24, 2011
With decent performance at a rock-bottom price, the A800 is several notches above most other similarly priced cameras...80
By Pocket-lint on August 17, 2011
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...60
By TechTree on August 17, 2011
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 July 17, 2011
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,...80
By TechRadar on July 11, 2011
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...80
By About.com on May 24, 2011
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...30
By CNET UK on May 23, 2011
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...80
By GadgetSpeak on May 20, 2011
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...80