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Canon A3000 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10MP 4x Jul 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good size
Good quality pictures
13 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 34,684 expert and user reviews (including 1,256 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Eight customers considered that it was able to produce good images. Seven years ago expert review site Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “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” although they scored it 68 out of 100. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their Canon A3000 review “It can take very clear images”. They 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” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five people said in their reviews that it was compact. Seven years ago expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned “Is the A3000 more than just another budget compact? This latest offering represents a significant advancement in Canon’s A-series of value compacts” but even so they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. In the same month expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “Canon’s PowerShot A3000 IS is a very light compact camera that’s highly automatic yet can take very clear images” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Canon's PowerShot A3000 IS may be a simple point-and-shoot compact digital camera.” in their review.

Average Weight

The Canon A3000 has a fairly average weight (155 grams) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon A3000 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon A3000 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera do support Full HD video.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was July 2011 when this camera was released.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon A3000 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A3000 has a built-in flash. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon A3000 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Very Light

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera the weights range from 0.11kg to 270kg, and the average weight is 10kg. The Canon A3000 is fairly light (only 0.155 kilograms) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon A3000 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon A3000 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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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 low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Canon A3000 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s), whereas most low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon A3000 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 4608 x 3456 pixels (best).

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10 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10 megapixels digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Canon A3000 has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon A3000 has a relatively typical optical zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon A3000 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (35 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 4.5mm to 38mm.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Canon A3000 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Canon A3000 features connection to PC, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon A3000 supports PictBridge. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A3000 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Canon A3000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this type and age. This Canon camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The ISO sensitivities "80", "800" and "1600" are also supported by this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon optical4x, canon 4254b001
Barcodes 00013803120141, 08714574546155

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