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Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 853 reviews of Canon PowerShot A3100 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the performance and portability are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and memory. Opinions about the contrast and sensor are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A3100 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price also get good views. Some have doubts about the low light performance and memory.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 546 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A3100 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and performance are overall positive. The portability and price also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and memory.

usability, price, portability, performance, image quality

reliability, memory, viewfinder

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

 

The PowerShot A3100 IS sports a 12.1 megapixel CCD optical sensor, 4x zoom lens and Canon's DIGIC III image process for just under $160.

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS review: Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

 

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Optical image stabilization; excellent photo quality for its class.

Weak feature set; cheap feel for its price.

The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS is a very good simple point-and-shoot, even though it doesn't do much beyond that.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot A3100 IS Review

 

Canon's PowerShot A3100 IS is an easy-to-use entry-level digicam that anyone can use. Packed full of features like a 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor and a 4x optical zoom with optical image stabilization (IS), you will be very happy with the feature set...

Excellent image quality; Video mode captures nice VGA sized movies; Smart Auto shooting mode is accurate and makes the camera incredibly easy to use; Li-ion power source; More compact body than previous "A" series models ; Cons ; 640x480 max video...

640x480 max video resolution (No HD) ; High ISO (1600) noise ; Bottom Line ; Canon's PowerShot A3100 IS is an easy-to-use entry-level digicam that anyone can use. Packed full of features like a 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor and a 4x optical zoom with...

Canon's PowerShot A3100 IS is an easy-to-use entry-level digicam that anyone can use. Packed full of features like a 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor and a 4x optical zoom with optical image stabilization (IS), you will be very happy with the feature set...

Mar, 2010

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS replaces the A2100 as the new top-of-the-range model in the affordable PowerShot range of digital cameras. Featuring a 12.1 megapixel image sensor, 4x optical zoom lens complete with image stabilizer and 2.7 inch LCD...

The Canon Powershot A3100 IS is a sensible choice as a first digital camera. There's nothing here to get too excited about, but the combination of ease-of-use, advanced features for beginners and solid image quality is a compelling one. The usual range...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Best of the cheapest cameras

 

Reviewers are enthusiastic about Canon's new PowerShot A3100 IS camera, the first in Canon's A-series to use a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery rather than AAs. The 12-megapixel PowerShot A3100 IS offers a number of new automatic shooting features,...

Very easy to use, plenty of preset shooting modes, cheap price

No viewfinder, slow flash recovery speed, noisy low-light shots

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Review

 

CONCLUSION The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS is noticeably different in terms of both design and size from its predecessors and is obviously targeted to casual photographers rather than photography enthusiasts who bought earlier "A" series models. Factor in...

Easy to use, Compact, First rate optics, Excellent image quality, Very good feature set, Reasonably-priced

No manual exposure capability, Battery life could be better, No optical viewfinder, No handgrip

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

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

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

 

Who'll be first to complain about the lack of a viewfinder?

May, 2011

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (techradar.com)

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS review

 

The A3100 enters the fray with a formidable specification

Good value ; Excellent image quality ; Decent screen

Uninspired design ; Boring movie mode ; Middling lens specifications

With the PowerShot A3100, it's fair to say Canon has the entire spectrum of compact cameras covered.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Laldinfela Pachuau (pcworld.in)

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

 

This basic point and shoot camera, the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS offers good performance at affordable price.

Good color reproduction ; Quick to focus in good lights ; Efficient Optical IS ; Compact design

Average low light performance ; Noise presence and loss of details above ISO 200 ; Standard video resolution ; Buttons feel a bit cheap

A simple point and shoot camera that does not offer much in terms of features, but it shoots good quality images and this makes it one the better choices among many basic point and shoots available in the market.

May, 2010

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