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Canon PowerShot A800 Digital Camera Kit - Red - with 4GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case, Table Top Tripod

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About Canon A800

Compact, stylish and colored to suit your personality, the new PowerShot A800 digital camera puts the power to create beautiful quality digital photography in anyone's hands. Smart AUTO makes getting your best shot easy every time by automatically and intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camera based on 19 predefined shooting situations.

Own the power of 10.0 Megapixels and a 3.3x Optical Zoom that let you capture a wealth of gorgeous detail up close. PowerShot A800 makes it easy and fun to inject creative options into your photography with exciting Scene Modes like Super Vivid and Poster Effect. New Blur Reduction ensures crisp, clear shots in all kinds of situations. The camera is powered with readily available AA batteries, so it's easy to keep the fun going wherever you find yourself.

You'll see everything you're shooting through the clear, bright 2.5-inch LCD screen, so composing and focusing your shots is easier than ever. PowerShot A800 is perfect for young photographers, new photographers and anyone who appreciates easy, high-quality digital photography and exceptional value.

Canon A800 Features

  • Just set the Canon PowerShot A800 digital camera to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered
  • Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 19 specially defined settings
  • With the PowerShot A800 digital camera, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 10.0 Megapixel camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you'll be proud to display
  • The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot A800 can be enlarged up to 13" x 19". The PowerShot A800 has a 3.3x Optical Zoom lens (35mm film equivalent 37 - 122mm) that let you capture up-close and memorable images
  • PowerShot A800 digital camera is equipped with plenty of easy ways give your shots high quality and fun creative touches. Super Vivid mode is just what the name implies. When you shoot in this mode, colors are automatically heightened and saturated for an intensity that's truly eye-popping
  • Poster Effect turns any conventional shot into an exciting, artistic "poster." By making the transitions between colors more abrupt, the mode creates the effect of a hand-painted poster
  • Portraits are a natural for this mode, but you'll find that the effect can give any shot a visually arresting new dimension
  • Blur Reduction automatically reduces camera shake, so your shots are clear and steady. The system detects surrounding brightness and controls shutter speed - all while you're concentrating on getting the shot you want. Without any extra effort on your part, your shots are crisp and detailed
  • Conveniently, you don't need to worry about running out or recharging of batteries with the PowerShot A800 digital camera. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally
  • The PowerShot A800's 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light

Canon A800 Specifications

Product Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash
10.0 Megapixels, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.6 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
Focal Length
6.6 (W) - 21.6 (T)mm - 35mm (film equivalent: 37 - 122mm)
3.3x Optical, 4x Digital, 13x Combined Zoom
Focusing Range
Normal: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 9.8 in. (25cm) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W), 9.8 in. - 1.6 ft. (25 - 50cm) (T)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
LCD Monitor
2.5-inch TFT color
LCD Pixels
Approx. 115,000 dots
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Maximum Aperture
f/3.0(W) - f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed
1 - 1/2000 sec.
15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600
Low Light: ISO 500-3200
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF
Built-in Flash
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Flash Range
12 in.-9.8 ft. (W), 12 in.-6.6 ft. (T) (30cm-3.0m (W), 30cm-2.0m (T))
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)
LCD monitor will turn off while flash is charging (except when turning on the power)
Shooting Modes
P, Auto, Scene, Movie
Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 2.2 shots/sec (in Low Light mode or Blur Reduction)
Storage Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
Image Recording Format
Normal, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images: 3648 x 2736 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 (Small), 3648 x 2048 (Widescreen)
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Index, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x)
Videos: Normal playback, slow motion, skip backward, previous frame, next frame, skip forward
Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, all images
Video: any video file
Computer Interface
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (mini-B jack)
Video Out
Audio Out
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Supply
2 AA Alkaline batteries (NiMH batteries NB-3AH x2)
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (Used together with DC Coupler DR-DC10) Alkaline batteries: approx. 300 shots
AA NiMH batteries: approx. 500 shots Alkaline batteries: approx. 11 hours
AA NiMH batteries: approx. 12 hours
Power Source
2 AA Alkaline batteries (NiMH batteries NB-3AH x2)
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (Used together with DC Coupler DR-DC10)
Shooting Capacity
Alkaline batteries: approx. 300 shots
AA NiMH batteries: approx. 500 shots
Playback Time
Alkaline batteries: approx. 11 hours
AA NiMH batteries: approx. 12 hours
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.71" x 2.43" x 1.23" / 94.3 x 61.6 x 31.2mm
Including the battery and memory card: 6.56 oz. / 186g
Camera body only: 4.87 oz. / 138g
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Reviewed by 6 customers


Nice camera


This was a great camera to take on vacation. The pictures turned out very nice. It is small and easy to stash in a purse/bag. It has many pre-programed modes to choose from (beach, low-light, fireworks etc.)The only thing that bothered me was the flash. After taking a picture with the flash, you need to wait before taking another for the flash to "charge". This made it difficult to take two pictures in a row without making everyone wait for the flash to recharge. Other than this, I like the way the camera performs and the quality of the pictures it takes.


Great Gift!


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I would buy this again.


thid is easy to use for photos.


five stars for canon.


I give this canon a five + I use it for indoors, outdoors, and take it everywhere I go. I find the directions fair and sketches need to improve


I love my new camera!


I've only used my new camera to take pictures of my flowers so far and I like how it has worked. I'm still learning how to work it. So far, so good! I have no complaints.


Good value, plenty of features


I bought this camera before taking a 8 day backpacking trip in Glacier National Park. I like that it uses AA batteries, so I can take as many sets of batteries along as I want. Not a great zoom for wildlife shots, and slightly bulky for backpacking, but takes great pics for the money and overall a great camera.


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