Canon Powershot A3100 IS reviews and prices: Compact camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 48 reviews.
Canon Powershot A3100 IS: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), 4x optical zoom, SDHC Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use and good quality images. Battery lasts a long time and quick to recharge.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Apr 2011

david, bicester use on holidays

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to use, fantastic pictures
Bad points:
cant find any
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Apr 2011

K, Glasgow Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up and to get used to, so there is little need to think before taking a shot.
Bad points:
A little flimsy on the outside.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Apr 2011

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
ideal travelling companion. (just had a weeks holiday, & found the camera very "handy".)
Still finding-out about all its features.
Bad points:
None found to date.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Apr 2011

Emma, Congleton Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I was really pleased with this camera. It is really quick when taking the picture so you don't miss what you are trying to take. It's really easy to use I didn't even have to read the instructions.
Bad points:
The display screen that you look at before taking the picture always looks a bit fuzzy but when you have taken your picture it is crystal clear.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jan 2011

Nisha, London Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
When i got this camera i found it simple and easy to use. The pictures taken are of great quality.
Bad points:
I received the camera and found out there was no memory card, on the description there was no mention of this. Even though it zooms in well , the atcual picture comes out in terrible quality.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It is easy and simple to use. It was replacement of my old Olympus 6.0 mega pixel. Quality is good and it is good value of money as well. Picture quality is fantastic.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2011

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 4000x3000
Optical zoom ratio 4
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Blue
Colour Silver
Colour Red
Media format SD Card
Media format MMCplus Card
Media format HC MMCplus Card
Media format SDXC Card
Media format MMC Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 155
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1600
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 97.2x58.2x28.1
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.7- 5.6
Release date 2010/01/28
Height in mm 5.8
Width in mm 97.2
Depth in mm 2.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 140
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 35

Also known as: Canon Powershot A3100, PowerShot A3100 IS, Canon PowerShot A3100IS

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Manufacturer's Description

The intelligent and compact PowerShot A3100 IS packs Canon image quality into a slim, lightweight body to make shooting a breeze its as easy as point and shoot. Features

  • 12.1 MP
  • 4x optical zoom with IS
  • 6.7cm (2.7") LCD
  • Smart Auto, Easy mode. Hints & Tips
  • Optical Image Stabilizer & Motion Detection Technology
  • Super Vivid & Poster Effect. FaceSelf-Timer
  • Metal exterior in 3 colours*
  • DIGIC III
  • Li-ion battery
  • VGA movies

Effortless results, affordable style

12.1 Megapixels
A 12.1 Megapixel sensor lets you produce stunning prints in sizes up to A2, or crop images to perfection without losing the detail necessary for larger prints.

4x optical zoom lens
The 4x optical zoom lens is designed and manufactured by Canon to the high standards found throughout the Canon photographic range. An optical Image Stabilizer (IS) keeps images sharp by reducing the blur caused by camera shake.

6.7cm (2.7") LCD
Comfortably frame, review and share your shots on a large, high-resolution 6.7cm (2.7") LCD screen.

Effortless shooting
Smart Auto mode uses intelligent Scene Detection Technology to evaluate the brightness, contrast, distance, required flash exposure and overall hue of a subject then selects optimum settings. Easy mode disables all but the essential controls, and reduces on-screen icons for total ease-of-use.

Easier operation
A Hints & Tips mode offers on-screen explanations of key features during shooting, playback and menu navigation.

Motion Detection Technology
Canons blur-beating Motion Detection Technology ascertains movement of both camera and subject. The optimal ISO level is then automatically set, to minimise blur and maximise image quality.

Face Detection Technology
A suite of Face Detection technologies detects multiple faces in a scene and adjusts focus, exposure, flash settings & white balance for optimal results with natural-looking skin tones. FaceSelf-Timer makes group photos easy, taking a shot after an extra face enters the frame. Auto Red-Eye Correction identifies and removes the red-eye effect caused by flash.

18 shooting modes
A range of 18 shooting modes includes Super Vivid, which adds vibrant colours to your photos; Poster Effect, which creatively reduces the number of colours for a retro, poster-like effect; and Low Light, for darker conditions.

Slim & colourful
The PowerShot A3100 IS features a slim and stylish body with metal front shell and striking finish in three colour variations.*

DIGIC III
As well as powering intelligent technologies such as Smart Auto, Canons DIGIC III processor ensures fast response times, superb image quality, advanced noise reduction & accurate colour reproduction.

Rechargeable power
Slim, light and powerful, a Canon Lithium-ion battery pack and charger are included.

VGA movies
Supplement your still images with fun 30fps VGA movie clips with sound. A Long Play mode lets you store twice as much footage on the cameras memory card.


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