Canon PowerShot A800 10 Megapixel Digital Camera with 2.5" LCD, 3.3x Optical Zoom, Face Detection, Red-eye Correction, Silver - 5027B001

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Excellent product for the money

on 6/11/2012

I love the ease of my new camera - excellent pictures

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Product Overview

Everything’s Easy
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 19 predefined shooting situations.

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. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.

Smart AUTO

The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.

P Program

Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.

Blur Reduction

Boosts sensitivity to enable faster shutter speeds, reducing the effects of camera shake and subject movement.


The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject “pop.”

Kids & Pets

Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won’t miss those special shots.

Face Self-timer

The camera will begin the self-timer once it detects a person entering the frame.

Low Light

For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.

Super Vivid

Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.

Poster Effect

Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.


Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.


Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.


Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.


Capture stunning sunsets with all the dazzle and impact.


Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.

Long Shutter

Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.


Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps for up to 32 min. and 26 sec. or 4GB per clip and VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps LP for up to 1 hr. 2 min. 51 sec. or 4GB per clip, and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour 31 min. and 25 sec. or 4GB per clip.

Loaded with Features, Packed with Value.
Easy to use, powerful A-Series camera with 10.0 Megapixels and 3.3x Optical Zoom makes picture-taking effortless.

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.

New Scene Modes Help You Get Creative the Easy Way.
Scene Modes such as Super Vivid, Poster Effect and Blur Reduction really gives the shooter more creative freedom to capture images their way!

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. You’ll want to try it out in a wide range of applications – nature, city life, interiors and more – to get a feel for the effects you can create.

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.

Get the Power Anywhere!
This AA battery-powered camera enables you to easily power up on the go!

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.

See the Image on a Big Screen.
Bright, clear 2.5-inch LCD makes taking and viewing images a breeze.

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.

2.5-inch LCD Screen

A Bold Pop of Color.
Comes in 3 cool, crisp colors to match any personality: Silver, Black and Red.

There's nobody else quite like you. So naturally, you demand a camera that is utterly the Canon PowerShot A800. This camera makes getting what you want remarkably easy. Exquisitely compact, its design has smoothly curving edges. And it comes in three distinctive colors that let you tell the world who you really are. Express yourself as quietly or as boldly as you like. Simply take your pick from the stylish range of shades. There's a choice of Silver, Black or Red. Every color tells its own story and each creates a wonderful impression of you.


Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 5027B001
SKU 219837031
UPC 013803133028
UPC 14 00013803133028
What's in the Box
PowerShot A800 Body
AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
Wrist Strap WS-800
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Tech Specs
Type: 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: 4x
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: N/A
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: N/A
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: N/A
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*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.
Erase Modes:
Still Image: single image, all images
Video: any video file
Computer Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (mini-B jack)
Video Out: NTSC/PAL
Audio Out: Monaural
Other: 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:
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 btteries: approx. 500 shots Alkaline batteries: approx. 11 hours
AA NiMH batteries: approx. 12 hours
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: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
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)
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 10
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Product Line PowerShot
Resolution 3648 x 2736
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