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Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
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Canon PowerShot A3400 is Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD Mar 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Touch control comes to the A-Series! You'll love the ease and familiarity of controlling PowerShot A3400 IS digital camera with its big 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD. Touch to shoot, choose shooting... More
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21 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon digital cameras and also specifically for Canon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good ratings.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type 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.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], or the Coolpix L320[pl_1939468_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot A3400 IS the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the PowerShot A3400 IS has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120[pl_1186_price], or the Coolpix S9300[pl_408824_price] both from Nikon.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2" and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a similar 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price], the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price].

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W800[plb_2163797_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS, the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS supports video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Samsung WB800F[plb_1585459_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the PowerShot A3400 IS has an image stabiliser.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price], and the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot A3400 IS, the PowerShot A3400 IS has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], and the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The PowerShot A3400 IS has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

The average maximum playback zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS is 8.9x. With a maximum playback zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS has a quite high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot A3400 IS.

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Supports Five ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot A3400 IS is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot A3400 IS is 6.6. The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS has one of the smaller maximum apertures (6.9) amongst cameras of this age.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot A3400 IS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and type ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed (15 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A3400 IS. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot A3400 IS is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot A3400 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Canon digital camera. The auto focus Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot A3400 IS has a better display than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Canon camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras of this type and age have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The worst display of all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A3400 IS is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A3400 IS the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 10s. With a flash sync-speed of only 0.0005 seconds, the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS has a fairly short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot A3400 IS.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A3400 IS do not support Full HD video. The PowerShot A3400 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A3400 IS also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot A3400 IS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot A3400 IS are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS do not have a GPS. The PowerShot A3400 IS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price].

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot A3400 IS is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A3400 IS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 180 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS is a digital camera that takes 180 shots shots per battery charge.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS has a fairly low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS the JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot A3400 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot A3400 IS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is in fact the worst supported video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot A3400 IS.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is the best supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot A3400 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The shooting mode "Movie" is also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

At only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The combined zoom of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The shortest flash recharging time of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot A3400 IS is 0.0005s and the longest is 15s. At 10 seconds, the PowerShot A3400 IS has a quite long flash recharging time compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 285 millimeters, the PowerShot A3400 IS's minimum focal length is one of the longest amongst digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot A3400 IS. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the PowerShot A3400 IS has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] (16.1MP), or the Casio EX-ZR300[plb_1713952_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A3400 IS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

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

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A3400 IS has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 IS.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix S100[plb_50845_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS has a relatively average weight (125 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
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
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Other Features
Weight
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6186b001aa, 6182b001aa, 6185b001aa, psa3400isred, 03caopsa3400s, 03caopsa3400g, canon 6186b001, canon 6182b001, canon 6185b001, canon 6187b001, canon optical4, canon optical4x
Barcodes 00013803146417, 00013803146509, 00013803146516, 00013803146523, 00033586953415, 00138031464178, 00138031465236, 00151903078570, 00151903078587, 03610170844716, 08714574578965, 08714574579016, 08714574579047, 08714574579085
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