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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 707 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the responsiveness and value for money. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the zoom and flash.

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shutter, viewfinder, features, flash, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon PowerShot A3300IS Review


Point and shoot cameras prove to be good options for those wanting a camera for casual photography. Even beginners wanting to get a hang of the basics and nuances of cameras and photography find them an easy device to start off with. Canon's had a...

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is priced (M.O.P) at Rs. 7,950. The ideal target audience for this camera is people who require a camera for casual snaps because it will be ideal to use at family functions, parties, because of its compact form factor. The...

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Deluxe Kit (Red)


Canon's A-series PowerShot lineup for 2011 consists of four models priced from $89.99 up to $179.99. Unlike with the 2010 A-series cameras, the feature mix is much better, giving you solid reasons to pick one model over another. The A3300 IS, for...

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS has a nice feature set for the money as well as excellent photo quality.

The camera has long shot-to-shot times and its flat buttons can be tricky to press.

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS offers up nice features and excellent photos while staying simple and affordable.

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Canon Powershot A3300 IS Review


The PowerShot A3300 IS performed well during our tests, with good shooting performance, pleasing image quality, and loads of easy to use exposure options. At just $179.99 US or less, it offers a great value for the size, features, and quality you...

Well built body available in 5 colors; Red, Pink, Blue, Black and Sliver ; Comfortable control layout for size ; Captures nice 16-megapixel photos ; Decent high ISO noise control ; Smart Auto shooting mode is accurate and makes the camera incredibly...

Weak flash ; Flash location is very easy to block with your fingers ; No optical zoom during video ; Very sensitive built-in microphone

The PowerShot A3300 IS performed well during our tests, with good shooting performance, pleasing image quality, and loads of easy to use exposure options. At just $179.99 US or less, it offers a great value for the size, features, and quality you...


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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS


The Canon PowerShot A3300 fits the needs of the casual snapshooter to a tee, with a good wide-angle to fairly long telephoto reach and smart features that make getting quality photos easy. It's worth a closer look.Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Overviewby...

Pro:Con: Attractive design 16-megapixel CCD sensor 5x zoom lens ranges from 28-140mm Long shutter mode Smart Auto mode intelligently selects optimal scene mode for your situation Creative filters for fun effects Simple controls HD movie recording...

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS - Compact Power


The PowerShot A3300 IS represents the high-end of Canon's budget series for the year, so how much does it bring to the table? Click through to find out how this handy camera for S$299 fared in our testing.

Good image performanceAttractive product designEasy to use menus

Small directional pad

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Reviewing the Budget PowerShot A3300 IS


The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS comes with a lot of advanced features. It's easy to use and takes pretty good pictures. It, however, does have some drawbacks. Learn if these are deal breakers in this digital camera review.

The camera also has some issues, including that the buttons are a little hard to use, and the video quality is slightly subpar when using digital zoom. There are also some problems with high-contrast image sections and the shutter lag. This camera,...

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS / A3200 IS


Announced at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS replaces the A3100 IS at the top of Canon's A-series compact range. With a redesigned body shape, 16 Megapixel sensor, stabilised 5x optical zoom and 3 inch screen the...

5x stabilised optical zoom ; 28mm equivalent wide angle ; Creative filters and Live View Control ; 720p HD video

Difficult to operate control pad ; No optical zoom on video ; No HDMI port ; Poor continuous shooting performance

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Review


The Canon A3300 offers plenty in a less-is-more package.

Easy to use ; Very good image quality ; 720p HD video

Tendency to overexpose ; Flat contrast typical to class ; Trouble viewing LCD outside

Canon's "Smart Auto" mode stands, in my opinion, head and shoulders above those of their competitors. If you want to take great pictures but you don't want to have to worry about anything technical, rush out and buy this one. The A3300 is an ideal...

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Powershot A3300


Aside from the absence of any internal memory, we were quite pleased with the performance of this camera. It takes fantastic photos during the day and night and is easy to operate and use. If you're looking for a simple and affordable digital camera...

The Powershot A3300 has 16 megapixels and produces perfect pictures

It has no internal memory

This digital camera is high quality and lower priced than many of the other compact digital cameras we reviewed.

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Digital Camera


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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