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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1118 reviews of Canon PowerShot A3300 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. Opinions about the price and performance are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. Reviews about the memory and flash are different, and the exposure and storage get critical reviews.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A3300 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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the reliability and durability, while there are some less positive opinions about the lens.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Digital Camera - Silver (16.0 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch TFT LCDCanon PowerShot A3300 IS Digital Camera - Silver (16.0 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch TFT LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A3300 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the sensor and lens. Comments about the low light performance and performance are different.

usability, price, image quality, portability, size

durability, shutter, reliability, lens, sensor

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot A3300 IS 16 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Red)Canon Powershot A3300 IS 16 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Red)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon PowerShot A3300 IS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot A3300 16 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Black)Canon Powershot A3300 16 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Test

 

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Testfotos : Anfang dieses Jahres wurde bei der CES Messe in Las Vegas das neue Topmodel aus der A-Serie Digitalkameras von Canon eingeführt. Die günstige Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Kamera ist sehr benutzerfreundlich, flexibel und...

Jun, 2011

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Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS replaces the A3100 as the new top-of-the-range model in the affordable PowerShot range of digital cameras. Featuring a 16 megapixel image sensor, 5x optical zoom lens complete with image stabilizer and 3 inch LCD screen,...

Ok, so as a brand new camera the Canon Powershot A3300 IS doesn't break any new ground, but what it does offer is a decent build, good image quality and excellent noise control for the resolution and tiny sensor. It also offers fun features such as the...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

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...

Expert review by : Alvin Soon (hardwarezone.com)

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

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Misty Faucheux (brighthub.com)

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,...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS / A3200 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is a 16 Megapixel compact with a 3 inch LCD screen and a 5x stabilised optical zoom lens. It sits at the top of Canon's A series compact range which combines point-and-shoot auto exposure modes with ease of use features...

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

Apr, 2011

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

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is a typical Canon point-and-shoot. It's very similar to its PowerShot siblings so there really isn't anything new here, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Canon's P&S digital cameras share more than a "look" and...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by (goodhousekeeping.com)

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Digital Camera

 

There's a reason Canon is known for putting out high-quality cameras. The excellent PowerShot A3300 is a great performer, and our top recommendation for a point-and-shoot digital camera. The photos it took looked fantastic, particularly compared to...

Expert review by (hardwarezone.com)

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS - HardwareZone.com

 

With 16.0 effective megapixels, the Canon PowerShot A3300 touts features such as Advanced Smart Auto, 5x optical zoom lens (wide-angle lens starting at 28mm), and six artistic creative filters.

Good image performance; Attractive product design; Easy to use menus

Small directional pad

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:PCM
Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):230
Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB - 8L / NB-8L
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC, Battery / AC, Battery, USB / Battery

Camera

3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Built-in processor:DIGIC 4 / DIGIC 4 + iSAPS
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 / DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Movie, Single image / Movie, Single image, Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Custom color: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing / Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Image processor:DIGIC 4
Live view: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:10 / 2
Playback zoom (max):10 / 2
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Party (indoor), Portrait, Snow, Sunset / Backlight, Beach, Dusk, Fireworks, Landscape, Panorama, Party (indoor), Snow, Sunset / Beach, Candlelight, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow / Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow
Self-timer:2 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:2 / 2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Movie, Program, Scene
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Manual

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Red / Silver
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230000 / 230400
Field of view:100
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display: No

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Manual
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 157.5

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:354.05 / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking / Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Selective Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:1.18
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:4 / 5
Filter:Primary Colour / Y
Focal length range (f-f):0.197 - 0.984 / 0.197 - 0.985
Lens structure:7/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):7/6
Maximum aperture number:5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):5.51
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Number of aspheric elements:2
Optical Zoom:4 / 5

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto / 80, 100, 400, 800, 1600, 6400 / 80, 100, 400, 800, 1600, Auto / 80, 400, 800, 1600
ISO sensitivity (max):1600 / 6400
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/2EV step) / ± 2EV (1/3EV step) / ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted / Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:HC MMC+, MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 5.51
Aperture range (F-F):2.8 - 5.9
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:16000000
Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/1600 / 1 - 1/6000
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Vista SP1-2 / XP SP3\nMac OS X 10.5 / 10.6 / Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3\nMac OS X v10.5 - 10.6 / Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3\nMac OS X v10.5 – 10.6 / Windows XP SP3+\nWindows Vista SP1+\nWindows 7\nMac OS X 10.5 - 10.6
Data compression:Fine, Norm / Fine, Normal / JPEG
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.74 x 0.941 x 2.23
Drive modes:Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Effective sensor resolution:16000000
Face detection: Yes
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 5.51
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, A/V-out
On/Off switch: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Weight:0.328

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch / ZoomBrowser EX\nImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image sensor size (W x H):28
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,3264 x 2448,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3456 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,3264 x 2448,4608 x 3456
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Total megapixels:16.4 / 16.44

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: No
I/O ports:1x USB Mini-B\n1x A/V-out / 1x USB Mini-B\n1x A/V-out (PAL/NTSC)
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Mini-USB B
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter interval:0.8 / 15
Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/1600
Slowest camera shutter speed:15

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:AC3, EAC3, HE-AAC, MP2, MP3, PCM, RA-Lossless, WMA / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@28fps, 640x480@30fps
Video compression format:AVI / H.264, MOV / MOV
Video formats supported:AVI / H.264,MOV / MOV
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.941
Height:2.23
Weight:5.26 / 5.61
Width:3.74