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PowerShot A800 Digital Camera
Item Code: 5030B001
Estimated Retail Price: $89.99


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.3x Optical & 4x Digital & 13x Combined Zoom

Back to TopImage Capture Device

10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels
Approx. 10.6 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
6.6 (W) - 21.6 (T)mm - 35mm (film equivalent: 37 - 122mm)

Digital 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

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder

LCD Monitor
2.5-inch TFT color

LCD Pixels
Approx. 115,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.0(W) - f/5.8 (T)

Shutter Speed
1 - 1/2000 sec.

15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Back to TopExposure Control

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

  • Not available when shooting movies

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

*Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF.

Back to TopFlash

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)

Flash Exposure Compensation

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
P, Auto, Scene*1, Movie*2

*1 Blur Reduction, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Sunset, Fireworks, Long Shutter

*2 Standard

Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom*

* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness and saturation available.

Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom*

* Delay time (0-15 sec. in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control

Continuous Shooting
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)

Approx. 2.2 shots/sec (in Low Light mode or Blur Reduction)

Back to TopImage Storage

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)

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

  Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2) Small (S) Widescreen (W)
File Size (KB) 2,565 1,226 1,620 780 558 278 150 84 1,920 918
4GB 1,471 3,017 2,320 4,641 6,352 12,069 20,116 30,174 1,978 4,022
16GB 6,026 12,354 9,503 19,007 26,010 49,420 82,367 123,550 8,101 16,473

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

640 x 480 640 x 480 320 x 240
30 fps* 30 fps LP 30 fps
Video Size (KB/sec.) 1,930 971 671
4GB 32 min.
26 sec.
1 hr. 2 min.
51 sec.
1 hr. 31 min.
25 sec.
16GB 2 hr. 12 min.
50 sec.
4 hr. 17 min.
23 sec.
6 hr. 14 min.
23 sec.

* Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Index, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x)

Videos: Normal playback*1, slow motion*2, skip backward*3, previous frame*4, next frame*4, skip forward*3

  • Displays playback position and shooting time.
*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels.

*2 5 levels (including playback), sounds not available.

*3 Approx. 4 seconds.

*4 Rewind and Fast forward are also available.

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, all images

Video: any video file

Back to TopInterfaces

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 Source
1. 2 AA Alkaline batteries (NiMH batteries NB-3AH x2)

2. 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

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature

Operating Humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.71 x 2.43 x 1.23 in. / 94.3 x 61.6 x 31.2mm

Approx. 6.56 oz. / 186g (Including the battery and memory card)

Approx. 4.87 oz. / 138g (camera body only)

Note: 27 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, and Hindi).

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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