Close

Loading image...
Canon PowerShot A3000
2 Images + 5 Videos

Canon PowerShot A3000 Digital Camera

10MP 4x CCD Jul 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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... More
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Canon PowerShot A3000 IS - test
Canon Powershot A3000 Nintendo DS Capture Test
Digital cameras_ Canon Powershot A3000 IS Review
Unboxing de la camara CANON POWERSHOT A3000 LS

20 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and PC Mag the average expert rating of this camera is 71 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people who reviewed it wrote that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “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” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A3000. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their Canon PowerShot A3000 review “It can take very clear images”. Goodgearguide.com.au also said “Indeed, despite its simplicity you won't be disappointed with the fine detail this camera can capture; you'll be able to crop your images closely without making them look awful”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot A3000 “The 12.1MP CMOS sensor promises plenty” .

Read more Less

Good Size

Several Canon PowerShot A3000 reviewers concluded that the Canon PowerShot A3000 was compact. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site CNET.com six years ago “The PowerShot A3000 IS is a good budget-friendly Canon compact if nothing else”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “Canon's PowerShot A3000 IS may be a simple point-and-shoot compact digital camera.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A3000 and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au also wrote “Canon’s PowerShot A3000 IS is a very light compact camera that’s highly automatic yet can take very clear images”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 19,570 expert and owner reviews, Canon has good ratings for its cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

Easy to Use

One Canon PowerShot A3000 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Six years ago expert review site Pcmag.com gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Want a camera that's easy to use and can take great pictures” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “However, while its image quality is impressive, its design could use some refinement” in their Canon PowerShot A3000 review.

Nice Design

One Canon PowerShot A3000 reviewer who purchased it thought it was a good design.

Good Flash

One Canon PowerShot A3000 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had a good flash. Six years ago expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com said “Easy, Smart Flash and Smart Auto modes means the us” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A3000.

Good Technical Features

One customer considered that the product had good features. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned “The $150 Canon PowerShot A3000 IS delivers a lot of performance and a decent set of features” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A3000.

Good Quality Lens

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote “A compact, 10-megapixel, 4x optical zoom camera with a 2.7-inch LCD” in their review of this digital camera.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Chart Edit

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Chart Edit

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The PowerShot A3000 supports video recording, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot A3000.

Chart Edit

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon PowerShot A3000 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot A3000 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Chart Edit

Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot A3000 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A3000. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

Chart Edit

Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot A3000 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO speeds 80, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

Chart Edit

Supports Two Image Formats

The Canon PowerShot A3000 has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A3000. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

Chart Edit

Features Two Light Metering Modes

The PowerShot A3000 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this camera.

Chart Edit

Quite Small Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 2.7, the PowerShot A3000 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A3000. The smallest minimum aperture of cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A3000 is 1.3, the largest is 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

Chart Edit

15 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Canon PowerShot A3000 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was not noisy.

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The PowerShot A3000 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 10 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

Chart Edit

Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A3000 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

Chart Edit

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot A3000 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A3000 also do not support Full HD video.

Chart Edit

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot A3000 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A3000 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Chart Edit

Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot A3000 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot A3000 are also not 3D compatible.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A3000 do not have a GPS. The Canon PowerShot A3000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot A3000 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A3000 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

Chart Edit

Only Features Two Flash Modes

The PowerShot A3000 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this Canon camera.

Chart Edit

Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A3000 is 200, the highest is 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Canon PowerShot A3000 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A3000.

Chart Edit

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A3000 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras of this age and type the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

Chart Edit

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PowerShot A3000 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all cameras of this spec and age the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot A3000 is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. The PowerShot A3000 has a fairly big maximum aperture (only 5.6) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Chart Edit

Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal length of the PowerShot A3000 of 35 millimeters is one of the longest amongst compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A3000. The minimum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

Chart Edit

5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A3000

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Canon released the PowerShot A3000.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A3000 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot A3000.

Chart Edit

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

Chart Edit

Average Screen Size

The PowerShot A3000 has a pretty average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Average Weight

The PowerShot A3000 has a pretty typical weight (155 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A3000.

Chart Edit

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
PC Connectivity
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Weight

Expert Reviews

(13)
9 September 2010

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. Buy it now...

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...

Canon?s PowerShot A3000 IS is a very light compact camera that?s highly automatic yet can take very clear images. Its pictures are good enough that you can view them at their full size without...

16 April 2010

The Li-Ion cell brings the A-series up-to-date, but the A3000 fails to match its competition on specs and image quality. The build and Image Stabilisation does go some way to redeeming it, however...

22 March 2010

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

16 March 2010

The PowerShot A3000 IS is a good budget-friendly Canon compact if nothing else. Read full review See all prices...

2 March 2010

There is a new PowerShot in town, the A3000 IS, a compact, 10-megapixel, 4x optical zoom camera with a 2.7-inch LCD. Sporting a Lithium-Ion battery pack instead of the traditional double A's we...

16 February 2010

The Argos-exclusive Canon Powershot A3000 IS is one in a long line of image stabilized compacts, in spite of having a relatively sedate magnification of 4x. The 12.1MP CMOS sensor promises plenty,... Read more…

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 10 Mp typu CCD, wy?wietlaczem 2,7 cala i zoomem optycznym 4xOpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki Zobacz pe?ny ranking:Aparaty cyfrowe kompaktoweOpis produktu w przygotowaniuPorównywarka...

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
Image clarity, great for macros, no noticeable chromatic aberration, decent low-light performance, very light
No HD video capture
Slow shot-to-shot speed
Shutter button can be hard to press, zoom buttons can be awkward, focus not always accurate
Slow shooting performance
Bland feature set
14 July 2010

Kenner der PowerShot-Serie erleben bei diesem Gerät keine großen Überraschungen. Wie gewohnt besticht die Canon PowerShot A3000 IS Digitalkamera mit einer verhältnismäßig ausgereiften...

« Prev 1 of 2 Next »

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon a3000, canon a3000i, canon a3000is, canon canona3000is, canon canona3000isc, canon canona3000isca, canon canona3000iscam, canon canona3000iscame, canon canona3000iscamer, canon canona3000iscamera, canon canona3000iscamerag, canon canona3000iscameragm, canon canona3000iscameragma, canon canona3000iscameragmas
Barcodes 08714574510507, 08714574546131, 08714574546155, 08714574546179
Feedback