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
A 10.0 Megapixel sensor gives you the detail needed for superb, large-scale prints, or creatively cropping shots to perfection.
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.
Large size makes viewing captured images and sharing photos with friends a pleasure.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 (LP) movies enable longer recording times - taking up half the storage space,
For ultimate convenience, the PowerShot A800 uses two AA batteries which are widely available all over the world.
|Type||1/2.3 type CCD|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 10.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|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)|
|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|
|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)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Monitor||6.2 cm (2.5”) TFT, Approx. 115,000 dots|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.|
|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|
|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|
|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)
|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|
|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]|
|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)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|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|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3 |
Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 (Intel processor required)
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|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|
|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|
|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.|