Canon PowerShot A800

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

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Canon PowerShot A800

Point and shoot simplicity from Canon

You can rely on Canon know-how to take great 10 Megapixel photos with Smart Auto mode. Available in 4 colours, the PowerShot A800 has a lightweight design that is fun and easy to use

  • 10.0 Megapixels
  • 3.3x optical zoom lens
  • 6.2 cm (2.5”) LCD
  • Smart Auto mode
  • Blur Reduction mode
  • Easy to use design
  • 16 Shooting modes including FaceSelf-Timer
  • DIGIC III
  • Long Play Movies
  • AA Batteries
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  • 10.0 Megapixels 10.0 Megapixels
  • 3.3x optical zoom 3.3x optical zoom
  • Mode for reduced blur Mode for reduced blur
  • 6.2cm (2.5 6.2cm (2.5") LCD
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Auto mode with scene detection Auto mode with scene detection
  • VGA quality movies VGA quality movies
  • Optimises people shots Optimises people shots
  • Easy group shots Easy group shots
  • Convenient power Convenient power

10 Megapixels

A 10.0 Megapixel sensor gives you the detail needed for superb, large-scale prints, or creatively cropping shots to perfection.

3.3x optical zoom lens

The 3.3x optical zoom lens is designed and manufactured by Canon to the high standards found throughout the Canon photographic range. In combination with digital zoom, magnification of up to 13x can be achieved.

6.2 cm (2.5”) LCD

Large size makes viewing captured images and sharing photos with friends a pleasure.

Smart Auto mode

With Smart Auto, you can take great photos with just the press of a button. The camera automatically selects the most appropriate scene from a possible 19 and applies the best settings for a perfect picture.

Blur Reduction Mode

When shooting subjects in motion or in low light where blur could easily occur, Blur Reduction mode works to ensure clear results free from blur

Easy to use design

A casual and easy to use design means you can truly use this camera anywhere, for any occasion. The colour variations of the PowerShot A800 and easy to use large buttons will appeal to all ages.

16 Shooting modes including FaceSelf-Timer

It’s easy to be creative with the PowerShot A800 thanks to 16 shooting modes while FaceSelf-Timer making it easy for group shots where you want to be included. Shoot with confidence using Smart Auto or experiment with creative modes such as Super Vivid and Poster Effect.

DIGIC III

As well as powering intelligent camera technologies such as Smart Auto and Face Detection, The DIGIC III processor ensures quick response, high image quality, and accurate colour reproduction.

Long Play Movies

Long Play (LP) movies enable longer recording times - taking up half the storage space,

AA Batteries

For ultimate convenience, the PowerShot A800 uses two AA batteries which are widely available all over the world.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC III with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 6.6 – 21.6 mm (35 mm equivalent: 37 – 122 mm)
Zoom Optical 3.3x. Digital Approx. 4x¹ (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom²)¹. Combined Approx. 13x
Maximum f/number f/3.0 – f/5.8
Construction 7 elements in 6 groups (1 single sided aspherical lens)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 5-point), 1-point AF (fixed centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous (Auto mode only)
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 6.2 cm (2.5”) TFT, Approx. 115,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 30 cm – 3.0 m (W) / 2.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto*, P, Movie, SCN (Blur Reduction (2.0MP), Portrait, Kids & Pets, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (2.0MP), Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter)
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card is full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048.
Resize in playback (M2, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Fine, Normal
Movies (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps/30 fps (LP)
(M) 320 x 240, 30 fps
Movie Length Up to 4 GB or 1 hour (L and M)¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries 2x Size-AA Alkaline or Ni-MH Batteries (Alkalines supplied)
Battery life Approx. 300 shots¹ (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 500 shots (with optional Canon NB-3AH batteries)¹
Approx. 660 min. playback (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 720 min. playback (with Canon NB-3AH batteries)
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK800

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-490
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Battery Charger Kit CBK4-300, Ni-MH Batteries NB4-300, AC adapter kit ACK800 (DC Coupler DR-DC10 also required)
Other Canon AV Cable AVC-DC300

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C¹, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 94.3 x 61.6 x 31.2 mm
Weight Approx. 186 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
² Depending on the image size selected.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Operating Environment ¹ 0 – 35 °C when NB-3AH is used.
  • * Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.