Canon A800 Manual — PDF Now Available For Download

First published on: Thursday, 10 February 2011

The English Language Canon Powershot A800 owner’s manual / operating instructions (Canon calls it the “PowerShot A800 Camera User Guide”) is now online and available for download at Canon.com (right-click and save the user guide to your hard drive).

If the download link for the A800 user manual didn’t work for you, go to the Brochures & Manuals download section for the A800 and manually locate the file PSA800_CUG_EN.pdf.

Unlike with Nikon, Canon allows you to freely print the Powershot A800 owner’s handbook without building in any password protection into the PDF. There is a watermark displayed on each page though, and re-saving or copying portions of the manual does require a password.

The file size of 148-page Canon A800 Adobe Acrobat PDF document is 7.9 MB (megabytes).

The guide discusses the features of the A800 and how to use the camera.

Canon A800 Manual

You’ll find details of optional accessories for the A800 on pages 32 through 34. Two examples are:


  1. High-Power Flash HF-DC1

  2. AC Adapter Kit ACK800, which consists of Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800, DC Coupler and Power Cord. This allows you to use household electrical power source if you intend to use the A800 for an extended period of time. Note that this kit cannot be used to charge a battery in the camera, and the DC Coupler DR-DC10 (available at Adorama) is required to connect the AC adapter kit to the camera.

  3. AVC-DC300 A/V Cable — Lets you connect the camera to a TV for shooting and viewing images.

  4. CBK4-300 Rechargeable Battery and Charger Kit, which includes Battery Charger CB-5AH and four NB-3AH rechargeable NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries. The A800 manual recommends purchasing Canon CBK4-200 Rechargeable Battery and Charger Kit and Canon NB4-300 Battery Pack if you’re looking for alternatives.


Canon A800 Accessories

Here’s a list of related photography tips, books, DVDs and media that you might want to refer to for a tutorial-based approach to learning how to take great digital photos with the Canon A800:


  1. A couple of general pointers in Photography Tips.

  2. Digital Photography Secrets — Starts off with a free e-course on the basics of great photography.

  3. Popular Canon A800 books and other printed literature and reading material in the Arts & Photography and Books section on Amazon.com.

  4. DVDs on Photography and Photography Tutorials.

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