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Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the responsiveness and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the viewfinder and focus. There are mixed comments on the storage and contrast.

value for money, portability, usability, image quality, responsiveness

shutter, focus, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A3000 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

 

If you want an easy-to-use pocket camera that can produce great-looking images, the 10-megapixel Canon PowerShot A3000 IS ($149.99 list) is an excellent choice if you're on a budget. The A3000 is Canon's least expensive camera to include optical image...

Low price. Canon's least expensive camera to include optical image stabilization. Great image quality in well-lit conditions or with flash. Easy mode for photography newbies

No HD video capture. Slow shot-to-shot speed

If you're on a strict budget, but want a camera that's easy to use and can take great pictures, the $150 Canon PowerShot A3000 IS should be at the top of your list.

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Canon PowerShot A3000 IS Digital Camera Review

 

For the price, the $150 Canon PowerShot A3000 IS delivers a lot of performance and a decent set of features. We found that it performed well, shooting images with very acceptable color accuracy and sharpness (although there was significant distortion...

The Canon PowerShot A3000 IS shows how far digital cameras have come in recent years. It used to be that cheap cameras shot poor, grainy images filled with noise and with inaccurate colors. But we found that this is not true anymore: the A3000 IS is a...

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Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

 

Canon's PowerShot A3000 IS continues the A series' trajectory toward "easy and fun" photography by abandoning a feature the line was known for in the past: AA-size batteries. This camera as well as its 12-megapixel linemate, the A3100 IS, uses a...

Optical image stabilization; good photo quality for its price.

Slow shooting performance; bland feature set.

The PowerShot A3000 IS is a good budget-friendly Canon compact, if nothing else.

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Canon A3000 IS Review

 

flash is in a bad location, the continuous shooting is slow and no HD movie recording.

Excellent image quality; terrific movie captures, absolutely easy to use Smart Auto shooting mode; and fun scene modes like Poster Effect ; Cons ; flash is in a bad location, the continuous shooting is slow and no HD movie recording ; Bottom Line ; The...

flash is in a bad location, the continuous shooting is slow and no HD movie recording ; Bottom Line ; The Canon A3000 is an excellent camera. It has a well rounded portfolio of abilities that would make anyone happy. Read more in our Full Conclusion ;...

The Canon A3000 is an excellent camera. It has a well rounded portfolio of abilities that would make anyone happy. Read more in our

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Canon A3000 IS

 

Delivers a lot of performance and a decent set of features for the price

Consistently sharp images; Solid construction

Very visible noise at high ISOs; Some color issues

The Canon PowerShot A3000 IS shows how far digital cameras have come in recent years. It used to be that cheap cameras shot poor, grainy images filled with noise and with inaccurate colors. But we found that this is not true anymore: the A3000 IS is a...

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Canon PowerShot A3000 IS / A3100 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS is an affordable 12.1 Megapixel compact with a stabilized 4x zoom lens and 2.7in LCD screen. Launched in January 2010 it replaces the best-selling PowerShot A1100 IS with a radical redesign of the body and controls. Most...

Well built, compact and classy ; Excellent optical image stabilization ; Fast flash recycling ; Good practical zoom range

Inconsistent image quality ; Fiddly mode dial ; Coarse zoom control ; Poor battery life

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Carry it for when I walk into a bank robbery sine DSLR.

 

Great to meter too for my medium format film pro cameras, saves buying polaroid slides in studio too as in former days. Updated on Jun 19, 2011

Great for when you run into a bank robbery without your DSLR ; Don't depend on a compact for anything except emergencies, great for that at 80 Euro. Had this one stolen after a week and buying another. that says it all. Oh and image stabilisation , soon

Really none when I use it for the emergency press shots around town. People who depend on compacts , p&s, bridge cams etc should be thankful for what they get, I am. Don't be tempted to use it at a family event instead of a DSLR. No, you can't do it y

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"Carry it for when I walk into a bank robbery sine DSLR."

 

Great to meter too for my medium format film pro cameras, saves buying polaroid slides in studio too as in former days.

Great for when you run into a bank robbery without your DSLR.

Really none when I use it for the emergency press shots around town. People who depend on compacts , p&s, bridge cams etc should be thankful for what they get, I am. Don't be tempted to use it at a family event instead of a DSLR. No, you can't do it y

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"Excellent Value!"

 

For serious photography, I prefer a big, heavy digital SLR. But where my goal is not photography but I want a camera along for snapshots, I use this.

+ Pictures are excellent for a subcompact

- The shutter release could be more prominent

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Excellent Value!

 

For serious photography, I prefer a big, heavy digital SLR. But where my goal is not photography but I want a camera along for snapshots, I use this. I expected to buy a Lumix LX-series or Canon S95 - both attempts to match the capabilities of a SLR...

Pictures are excellent for a subcompact ; Flash even in a big room is more than acceptable for on-camera flash ; Focus is quick and remarkably adept at identifying the right subject ; Image stabilization works as well ; LCD is bright and clear

The shutter release could be more prominent

Product Specifications

The versatile PowerShot A3000 IS makes Canon quality photo-taking easy and fun. Its slim, lightweight design and large screen means you can always keep it with you. The 10.0-megapixel sensor captures every part of the scene in crisp, vivid detail. Make perfect prints up to A3 in size, or crop without sacrificing fine detail. The PowerShot A3000 IS features a slim, modern design with metal front shell. As well as powering intelligent camera technologies such as smart auto, Canon's DIGIC III processor ensures fast response times, superb image quality, advanced noise reduction and accurate color reproduction.

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: 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

Lens

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

Memory

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

Recording

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