Canon PowerShot A800 Review
- Extremely low price tag, good performance, impressive image quality
- Sub-standard LCD screen, slightly limited specification
- Review Price: £50
The A800 doesn’t feature the most refined design of a compact camera, with the body boasting a wedge-shaped form – this is no doubt due to the space needed to accommodate the two AA batteries which provide the power. The rest of the controls will be familiar to any compact camera user, and allow for easy operation.
There are several niggles in use – the model’s LCD screen struggles in harsh lighting due to the poor resolution, while the zoom features an amount of travel after removing your finger from the button, making accurate zooming difficult. Image quality is generally reliable – colours appear rich while white balance errs to warmer tones. One area where the camera does struggle, however, is with dynamic range and in particular highlights, which have a tendency to blow out.
Score in detail
Image Quality 9