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PowerShot A800 Silver

PowerShot A Series

PowerShot A800

PowerShot A800 PowerShot A800 Body AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2) Wrist Strap WS-800 USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM



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


10.0 Megapixel, 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)

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

Optical Viewfinder


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

Not available when shooting movies

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)

Flash Exposure Compensation


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)

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)

Movie data

* Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

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*3Displays 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.

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 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

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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