Canon PowerShot A810 Digital Camera from Staples

Retailing at or around $100 this little camera makes for a good digital camera. It would be great for someone who doesn’t need a lot of features, just a simple digital camera to use or someone who is getting their first camera.

We take a lot of pictures, especially of the twins and right now we don’t need anything super fancy, just a digital camera that doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, as that may change in the future once the kids get into sports, a simple camera will do for now.

One of the things I really liked about the Canon PowerShot A810 is that it has Smart Auto which means you don’t have to do a lot of messing around with the camera settings, it will automatically optimize the settings for different situations.  The pictures came out very clear and it’s very easy to use which is what we like.


The camera has a 5x optical zoom and the Digital IS is there to help with blue-free images while you’re shooting. It also include different scenes for fun effects and help button which includes some easy explanations for your how-to’s.

I really like it’s size and ease of use. It’s fits very comfortable in my hands and makes for a great simple camera to keep in my purse for those unexpected moments that need capturing.

The only minor complaint I had was that the images looks grainy right before you snap the picture, it had concerned me when I first started using it because I was afraid the pictures would turn that out that way at the end, but they don’t. So even though it looks like they will come out grainy on the screen it seems to come out clear when you print or upload them.

Oh and don’t forget to purchase an SD card with the camera, this one doesn’t come with an SD card so you have to get one separately.

This Canon camera was given to me by Staples office supplies. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. To check out the rest of their digital cameras, check out