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The intelligent and compact PowerShot A3100 IS packs Canon image quality into a slim, lightweight body to m... See full description.
  • Compact
  • 4000x3000 pixels

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product 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*
  • 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.*

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.

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