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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)
Approx. 10.6 Megapixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels
6.6 (W) - 21.6 (T)mm - 35mm (film equivalent: 37 - 122mm)
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)
2.5-inch TFT color
Approx. 115,000 dots
f/3.0(W) - f/5.8 (T)
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
+/-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.
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
12 in.-9.8 ft. (W), 12 in.-6.6 ft. (T) (30cm-3.0m (W), 30cm-2.0m (T))
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
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
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness and saturation available.
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.
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 2.2 shots/sec (in Low Light mode or Blur Reduction)
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
Image Recording Format
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)
* 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.
Still Image: single image, all images
Video: any video file
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (mini-B jack)
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
1. 2 AA Alkaline batteries (NiMH batteries NB-3AH x2)
2. 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
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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Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you PowerShot A800 that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
AV Cable AVC-DC300
AV CABLE AVC-DC300.
Battery Pack NB4-300
Size AA NiMh rechargeable battery (2500mAh).
Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300
The CBK4-300 AA battery and charger kit is designed to work with any Canon digital camera that's powered by AA batteries. This charger kit comes with four AA rechargeable batteries powered by Nickel Metal-Hydride technology that's free of the frustrating "memory" effect.
DC Coupler DR-DC10
When used in conjunction with a compatible AC adapter the CR-DC10 allows you to power your Canon Digital Camera directly from an AC Power source.
Deluxe Leather Case PSC-600
Deluxe Leather Case designed to fit the PowerShot A series digital camera safely and securely.
Deluxe Soft Case PSC-600
Deluxe Leather Case designed to fit the select PowerShot A series and ELPH series digital cameras safely and securely.
High-Power Flash HF-DC2
Powerful slave flash, fired by the camera's pre-flash. Effectively doubles the flash range of the camera. Comes with mounting bracket.
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
The Canon IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable enables you to transfer your camera pictures to a computer fast. The cable connects to your camera and to the USB port on your PC or MAC Computer. Comes standard with the EOS 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5D Mark II, 7D, 5D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT and Digital Rebel. Please see Compatibility tab for compatible models.
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.