Canon PowerShot A800 - Cameras For Photographers
Specifications 2:

Type:
ultra compact

Weight (inc. Battery) [?]:
186g

Wide Angle [?]:
37mm

Max. Focal Length [?]:
122mm

Zoom Range [?]:
x3.3

Sensor Size:
Unknown

Low Light Support [?]:
daylight only

Image Stabilization [?]:
none

Raw Format Support [?]:
none

Manual Exposure [?]:
no

Video Resolution [?]:
640x480

Optical Zoom In Video [?]:
no

Stereo Sound [?]:
mono

Battery Life [?]:
300 shots

Flip Lcd [?]:
none

Touch Screen [?]:
none

Viewfinder [?]:
none

Freeze / Water / Shock - Proof [?]:
no

Dimensions (w-h-d) [?]:
94.3 x 61.6 x 31.2 mm

Macro Distance [?]:
1 cm

Built-in Wireless [?]:
none

Built-in GPS [?]:
none

Direct Video Button [?]:
none

Panorama [?]:
none

Rank: [?]
-10.9

Initial Price:
$89 (change: $0, 0%)

Last Lowest Price:
$89




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Canon's most simple camera - the A800 is your's for a double-digit figure
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Canon PowerShot A800 (photo: Canon)
Important Note: the A800 was replaced by the Canon PowerShot A810 (compare ).

Preview:
(previews are based on camera specifications only, and do not include personal hands-on whatsoever).

It has all the characteristics of an affordable camera, with no extras whatsoever.

A narrow 37mm lens which will most probably leave some of your friends out of the frame even though your back will already be leaning against the wall.

On top of that, it has no image stablization and a soon-to-be obsolote processor - the DIGIC III, meaning your images will turn out either blurry or noisy when there's less than enough available light.

If your budget is less than $100, the Nikon Coolpix L24 (compare ) is a slightly better option, adding a sensor-shift image stabilizer to the list.

Another good alternative is the Olympus VG-120 (compare ), which has a much wider 26mm lens and a x5 zoom.

However, if you are able to afford crossing that three digit figure line, the Canon PowerShot A1200 (compare ) is a much better option, with a true wide angle (28mm) lens, HD video (720p) and a newer processor - the DIGIC IV (though it lacks an image stabilizer).

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