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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and image quality are overall positive. The portability and value for money also get good feedback. Views are divided on the flash, and there are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Great Entry Level Quality: PowerShot A3200 Review


The fact that it is a Canon already guarantees you a good camera. However, you may think that because the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS is economical, that it may be lacking. The truth is that it is well worth its price, and it is up to you to find out what...

The Powershot A3200 IS isn’t any more expensive than any of the other cameras in its class, and it may even have more features than many of them. Most people would agree that it is well worth its price because it takes quality pictures even in low...

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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS review


A handsome number with image stabilisation, at the psychologically important £100 mark

Slim, stylish body Imressive Auto erformance Reasonable choice of manual adjustment

AF can be sluggish Not full HD video Some clunky ergonomics

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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS review


Looking for an inexpensive yet not unimpressive snapper to slide into your pocket this summer for casual use? For somewhere around the £100 mark, if we go by street/online pricing rather than the manufacturer's own, the 14.1 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD...

Very reasonable asking price, good quality build, decent feature set and results

Not Full HD video, optical zoom disabled while recording, no HDMI output

One of the better point and shoot options - possibly even the current best - available for around the £100 mark. You don’t get Full HD video, HDMI output nor fancy 3D effects but pretty much everything else you’d want from a contemporary compact...


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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS


Does the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS deliverer the image quality to compliment its budget price-tag?

Easy to use ; Image quality is pretty good ; Digital filter effects

It's slow ; Limited video abilities ; Lens is a bit soft

Of course, the biggest question many prospective buyers will be asking themselves is: given that its budget price, can it really deliver noticeably better image quality than their camera-phone?


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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS review


The A3200 IS one of many Canon cameras jostling for attention in the sub-£150 sector. It has some distinguished company, including the cheap and cheerful PowerShot A800 and the feature-packed Canon Ixus 115 HS. The A3200 IS's price and features place...

The 14-megapixel resolution is annoying but otherwise this is a likeable, dependable camera at a great price

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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS


Canon's A-series of PowerShot cameras haven't always been the most exciting product offerings, but the 2011 crop of cameras unveiled at CES this year is trying to change that.

With a 14.1-megapixel sensor, the A3200 IS also comes equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. More excitingly though, it also has the processor from Canon's higher-end digital cameras and SLRs, the Digic 4. It will be available...

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Canon PowerShot A3200is


Another tiny (in size) PowerShot - the Canon PowerShot A3200is from Canon. Since going to the solid battery offering for PowerShots they have managed to fit everything into a body that means the whole unit slips easily into a pocket.

Doing my Internet searches I found the Canon PowerShot A3200is at a best price of £107.50 with free p&p

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Canon Powershot A3200 IS


Canon PowerShot A3200 IS : A Canon compact for those on a budget

The Canon A3200 IS is an excellent budget compact camera that is easy to use and will appeal to those who want a simple point-and-shoot model

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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Digital Camera Review


Daniel Bell reviews the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS digital compact camera, the little brother to the recently reviewed A3300 IS.

Mode dial; Excellent image quality; Macro mode; Creative filters; Low light mode

The A3300 IS costs just £15 more

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Canon Powershot A3200 IS


Canon Powershot A3300 IS82/100

Macro shot - colours - sharpness at mid zoom - HD movies - Features for price

Loss of definition when lens zoomed right out - noise creeps in quickly in shady areas - shutter delay with flash

The Canon Powershot A3200 IS offers fair value for money. It takes a good quality snapshot in most situations although there were a couple of instances where I found the camera struggled. It offers you a good set of features for the price.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: Yes
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:CANON NB-8L
Battery Type:CANON NB-8L


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection / Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No