Canon PowerShot A810 Low Light Sample Images

Canon PowerShot A810 Low Light Sample Images

H and B Digital will soon be launching a new website that will profile the low light capacities of various digital cameras.  We will be using a colorful studio comparison setup that we constructed in a relatively dark basement room to compare results from cameras when shooting at low, medium and higher ISO’s.  While we at some point may elect to go with a brighter setup, this is what we’ve got for now.

Here are several sample images taken with the Canon PowerShot A810.  The A810 performs quite nicely through ISO 200 to 400, but degrades quickly thereafter.  But for the price ($89.99!), this is a solid little performer!

See below for photo parameters.  A comparison to the stellar Canon PowerShot GX1 (a $700 camera with a much larger sensor) at ISO 1600 is also provided below.

Canon PowerShot A810 at ISO 100, f/5 at 1/2 sec., cropped 25% (click here to view full size version).
Canon PowerShot A810 at ISO 200, f/5 at 1/5 sec., cropped 25% (click here to view full size version).
Canon PowerShot A810 at ISO 400, f/5 at 1/10 sec., cropped 25% (click here to view full size version).

Canon PowerShot A810 at ISO 800, f/5 at 1/20 sec., cropped 25% (click on here to view full size version).
Canon PowerShot A810 at ISO 1600, f/5 at 1/40 sec., cropped 25% (click here to view full size version).

G1X Comparison (it’s not a fair fight):

Canon PowerShot G1X at 1600 ISO, f/5.6 at 1/30 sec.

 
Parameters:  All photos were shot on a tripod at a 35mm equivalent of approximately 50mm and at an aperture of f/5.  We then cropped the images by 25% and reduced the image size to 16 inches wide by approximately 10 inches high, maintaining a native resolution of 180 pixels / inch.  

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