Canon PowerShot A810

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

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Canon PowerShot A810

Effortless shooting, Canon quality

The 16 Megapixel PowerShot A810 offers Canon know-how, Smart Auto and Digital IS mode for great results every time - just point and shoot. HD movies and creative modes add to the fun.

Benefits

  • 16.0 Megapixels
  • 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens
  • 6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes)
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Digital IS
  • Help button
  • Face Detection, Red-Eye Correction
  • Creative modes, Live View Control
  • AA batteries
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  • 16.0 Megapixels 16.0 Megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom with wide-angle 5x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • Digital image stabilisation Digital image stabilisation
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • 6.7cm (2.7 6.7cm (2.7") LCD
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • 720p movies 720p movies
  • Instantly capture movies Instantly capture movies
  • Easy image adjustment Easy image adjustment
  • Optimises people shots Optimises people shots
  • Instant help Instant help
  • Convenient power Convenient power

Sample Images

PowerShot A810

16.0 Megapixels

Capturing all the detail from the genuine Canon lens the 16 MP sensor delivers superb quality images that are perfect for large-scale prints (A3+) or creative cropping.

28mm wide, 5x zoom lens

Fit more in the frame with 28mm wide-angle for sweeping landscapes and great group shots and use the 5x optical zoom to get closer to distant subjects.

6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD

A bright and clear screen (230k dots) lets you frame and view your shots with ease and makes sharing them with friends a pleasure.

Smart Auto (32 scenes)

Even complete beginners can effortlessly shoot high quality photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and automatically selects the optimal settings from 32 variables. Press the Auto button to return instantly to Smart Auto from any other mode.

HD movies (720p) with movie button

Instantly record high quality HD movies (720p) using one touch of the dedicated movie button.

Digital IS

Digital IS counteracts blur and helps to produce clear, sharp shots. It detects camera movement and then uses sophisticated shake reduction techniques to automatically deliver optimum results.

Help button

Simply press the Help button for quick, easy-to-follow guidance on using your camera and its different functions – the ideal introduction for beginners.

Face Detection, Red-Eye Correction

Face Detection Technology ensures great people shots. It detects up to 35 faces in a single frame making sure they remain in focus and with optimum brightness. Face Detection White Balance ensures natural skin tones even in unusual lighting conditions. Auto Red-Eye Correction eliminates red-eye.

Creative modes, Live View Control

Have fun with a range of creative filters. Use Fish-eye Effect to re-create fish-eye lens distortion, Super Vivid to boost colour saturation, retro Poster and Toy Camera Effect or Monochrome. Miniature Effect makes scenes in stills or movies look like miniature scale models. Live View Control allows you to easily experiment with picture settings such as brightness and colour intensity and preview the results while framing, so you can capture the best shot.

AA batteries

For ultimate convenience, the PowerShot A810 uses two AA batteries, which are available worldwide.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 16.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.0 – 25.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 140 mm)
Zoom Optical 5x. Digital Approx. 4x. Combined Approx. 20x¹²
Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/6.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups
(1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 double-sided aspherical UA lens)

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF¹
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3 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.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
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 6.8 cm (2.7") TFT, Approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels
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 50 cm – 3.0 m (W) / 1.0 – 2.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Live View Control, Digital IS, Portrait, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (4.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet
Modes in Movie P, Live View Control, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4608 x 2592. Resize in playback (M2, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Fine
Movie Length (HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L) up to 4 GB or 1 hour²

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 MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (2 channel monaural) ]

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, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indonesian

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

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Other Camera Window
PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries 2x Size-AA Alkaline or Ni-MH Batteries (Alkalines supplied)
Battery life Approx. 220 shots¹ (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 500 shots (with optional Canon NB-3AH batteries)¹
Approx. 600 min. playback (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 780 min. playback (with Canon NB-3AH batteries)
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (DC Coupler DR-DC10 also required)

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-490
Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
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-DC400

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C¹, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 94.7 x 61.3 x 29.8 mm
Weight Approx. 171 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
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.
Operating Environment ¹ 0 – 35 °C when NB4-300 is used.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • *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.

Accessories & Supplies

Power

Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

NB4-300 (NB-3H [x4])

A set of four high-capacity NiMH rechargeable batteries. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

CBK4-300

A set of four high-capacity NiMH rechargeable batteries, plus mains battery charger.

ACK-800

Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

DC Coupler DR-DC10

Replaces the battery pack inside the camera's body and allows it to be connected to a mains power supply via an AC Adapter.

Softcases & Straps

Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

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DCC-420

Protect your PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

DCC-490

Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

Flashes

Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

High Power Flash HF-DC2

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

High Power Flash HF-DC1

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

Cables & Other Accessories

Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

AV Cable AVC-DC400

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and sound.

Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.