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Canon A3300 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Five industry awards
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
163 Reviews + 5 Awards
Camera Labs Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended pcworld.com_techhive.com Top 10 PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

Amongst cameras that have been available for more than two years, this camera is one of the most awarded by camera experts.

The writers at review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Pclab.pl all endorse this medium megapixel camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at websites Camera Labs strongly endorse this Canon digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

One more expert review site thought that this camera was good. Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave this Canon camera a "Top 10" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 74 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 88% on average. 83 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,085 expert and user reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Thirty-one customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Pcadvisor.co.uk gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars and said on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “It's easy to use”. Syl017 scored the product 8 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon A3300 IS five years ago “It is so easy to use and takes awesome pictures”. Tony F said in his review of this digital camera six years ago “This camera is easy to use, gives you fantastic pictures with tons of features” .

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Buyer from Bath wrote on Amazon five years ago “The icing on the cake was that I found out the camera has some fun settings and one of them being my favourite” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 7 stars. C. J. Garden wrote on Amazon “The A3300 seems to have a lot less features than the A610, in regard to the best settings for different light conditions.” and rated it 9 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-nine owners considered that it was good quality. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is a well-built camera with a decent standard of image quality.”. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “What it does offer is a decent build, good image quality and excellent noise control for the resolution” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com rated this digital camera 6 stars and mentioned “With good image quality, optical stabilization” in their Canon A3300 IS review.

Nice Design

Nineteen people who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk six years ago “It takes good-looking pictures for a camera at such a low price” in their Canon A3300 IS review and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Ld2.ciol.com said in their Canon A3300 IS review “An introductionCanon PowerShot A3300 IS is a good looking point and shoot camera available in five colours- red, black, blue, silver”. Pcadvisor.co.uk also said “It takes good-looking photos without any hassle” in their review.

Two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was neat. Ann J Steel wrote “Its small light and fits in my bag neatly” and gave it a score of 7 stars. One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well designed. Scarlett said on Amazon six years ago “It's an attractive camera with a sleek design and a large preview screen”.

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Robust

Ten customers mentioned that it was well made. Six years ago Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “The feature mix is much better, giving you solid reasons to pick one model over another” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk said “The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is a solid point-and-shoot camera in more ways than one” in their review of this digital camera. Macworld.com mentioned on expert review site Mac World “It has a sturdy build” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk wrote “It has a robust metal body and a stylish appearance” in their review of this digital camera. Darkiris scored this digital camera 7 stars and wrote on Walmart.com five years ago “If you need this camera to be durable”. An anonymous author said “Its durable! The 16mp enables me to crop my pictures with ease” in her Canon A3300 IS review.

Two owners thought this digital camera was reliable. Rob H scored the product 6 stars and he wrote “The flash appears to reliably underexpose the bottom right of all photos at the widest zoom setting (possibly as a result of flash placing with the lens extended”. Bruven gave this digital camera a rating of 8 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “I have owned it for several years now and it has performed very reliably and taken excellent photos in almost every situation”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Thirty-four customers wrote that it was compact. Six years ago Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Techradar “The latest user-friendly PowerShot replaces the older A3100 IS, offering a number of exciting upgraded features designed to tempt budding photographers looking for their first compact”. Cameralabs.com said “The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS replaces the A3100 IS at the top of Canon's A-series compact range” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The mode dial makes using the camera even easier than most compact cameras and the filters make it really easy to add that extr”.

Three customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Six years ago Cameralabs.com wrote on expert website Camera Labs “With a redesigned body shape, 16 Megapixel sensor, stabilised 5x optical zoom” in their review of the Canon A3300 IS. Michael Chan he said in his review of the Canon A3300 IS on Amazon “It has a solid, all-metal body, which appears both handsome”.

Two owners reckoned that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Navy Louise said “For everything else I'll be sticking to my SLR - even if it is heavy to carry around” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 6 stars.

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was thick. J. Mcevilly said “I shall make very sure I will not loose this one and as it is now nearly £50 cheaper thank you Amazon” in their review of the Canon A3300 IS and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Six years ago expert website Letsgodigital.org said in their review of this digital camera “The slim, stylish”. One person who reviewed the product thought it was a big size. Six years ago C. J. Garden said on Amazon “The large size screen is excellent.” and scored this digital camera 8 stars.

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Average Weight

The A3300 IS has a fairly average weight (149 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Seven customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life. Exia said in their review of the Canon A3300 IS “Still could have added a few more features Takes nice image quality, Solid build, Superb battery life” and scored the product 9 stars. An anonymous reviewer wrote “This camera is a neat one and the battery last days! I bought 2 extra batteries” in her review of the Canon A3300 IS. A Viewer wrote in their review of the Canon A3300 IS on Amazon “Very easy to use and good battery life etc”.


Good Video Capture

Twenty-two customers said in their reviews that the Canon A3300 IS was good for video recording. W. Rodick mentioned in their review of this digital camera “An error has occurred while attempting video playback”. Five years ago Petrol said “This camera has great video and on auto settings it has surpassed all my expectations of performance” in their review of the Canon A3300 IS. Peterfmac said on Amazon six years ago “So far it's fine - Photos and video of this latest model are good” and rated it 6 stars.

Good Quality Lens

Twelve customers who bought the Canon A3300 IS reckoned that it had a good zoom. Digitalcamerareview.com said “The PowerShot A3300 covers basic picture-taking needs and then some with a good 4x zoom and decent 720p HD video”. Thephonyphoto wrote in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “Why upgrade then? I wanted more zoom and I was willing to pay for it.”. Five years ago Abp said on Walmart.com “I am very happy with my new camera which is silver, I love the better optical zoom since I shoot pictures of art work” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good image stabiliser. ... gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon A3300 IS on Amazon “TREAD CAREFULLY! The image stabiliser for movie makers feels like the camera is on a tripod”.

Two customers who bought it concluded that it had a good lens. Six years ago Computeractive.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Good resolution, screen lens and zoom give this easy-to-use camera big appeal”. Bill Parker gave it a score of 6 stars and he said in his Canon A3300 IS review “The pix are so clear it is amazing what this little lens can do”.

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Good Flash

Three people who purchased the Canon A3300 IS said that it had a good flash. Scarlett said “The flash is powerful.” and rated this digital camera 7 stars. Yuvraj mentioned on Amazon “It have a very good image clarity and flash works very good” and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people wrote that the product had a good screen. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Canon A3300 IS six years ago “Offering a wealth of auto modes, 16 megapixel sensor, 5x zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen and an attractive price tag of less than £150 / $180”. Preston Girl gave it a score of 8 stars and he wrote “This has not disappointed - great price, great spec and blue to match! The photos are really clear and look brilliant on screen or enlarged as prints”. --- rated the product 6 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The screen is also very clear”.

One owner who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good viewfinder. Six years ago Qgfine mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “I also own a SD900 which has a view finder and wouldn't trade it for anything”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seventy-five customers who bought this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “For just £122 the A3300 IS represents excellent value for money, thanks to its 16Mp sensor which produces excellent images”. Expert website Photographyblog.com said six years ago “The new Canon PowerShot A3300 IS camera is firmly aimed at photography beginners” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Firstpost.com mentioned “Even beginners wanting to get a hang of the basics and nuances of cameras and photography find them an easy device to start off with” in their review of this digital camera.

Five owners who purchased it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “On test here is the Canon Powershot A3300 IS which has more pixels and optical zoom than its predecessors”. Tony F said on Amazon “Well I was totally blown away with its capabilities and it fantastic resolution” in his review of this digital camera. Darkiris mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The battery life, so long as you are shooting the smallest medium sized photo” .

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Darkiris gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote five years ago “Low-light is fair, oftentimes the shots are pixelated” in their Canon A3300 IS review. Phrairin scored it 7 stars and mentioned on Walmart.com “Nice image quality in outdoor and indoor, best shot in low light even use CCD, nice macro”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce clear pictures. Scarlett said “Isn't badly priced for the clarity of the pictures” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

One person who bought it said that it had a good image sensor. Michael Chan wrote “However, I also carry and use a tiny Canon Ixus 500 pocket digicam which, despite its 5.1 megapixel sensor, can still deliver exceptionally good A4-size prints when required”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Fifteen people considered that this digital camera had good features. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned six years ago “The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS offers up nice features and excellent photos while staying simple”. In the same month Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “It also offers fun features such as th” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Hardwarezone.com.sg gave it a score of 6 stars and mentioned “It packs a steady stream of features, from the fun ones like effects filters, to useful ones like the face recognition button” in their Canon A3300 IS review.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who purchased the Canon A3300 IS reckoned that it was noisy. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of the Canon A3300 IS “With such a populated sensor it’s not a great surprise that dynamic range and image noise control both suffer”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The A3300 IS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The A3300 IS supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HX100V is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The A3300 IS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm, the Sony NEX-F3D, and the Fujifilm X-M1 is also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The A3300 IS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The A3300 IS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung 200, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The A3300 IS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a similar type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. Digital cameras that have been around for more than two years still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Camera

Has a Custom Colour

The A3300 IS has a custom colour. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a custom colour.

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Supports Live View

The A3300 IS supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The A3300 IS features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 9.1x, and the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 16x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 2 times zoom factor, the Canon A3300 IS has a fairly low playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The A3300 IS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 3.4. The Canon A3300 IS has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Canon A3300 IS has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the A3300 IS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

If this medium megapixel camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the GE X5 (5.7x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the A3300 IS has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Canon 150 (8x and higher rated), the Samsung 200 (10x and higher rated), or the Nikon Coolpix D7000 (11.1x and higher rated).

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Support

Poor Support

Three people who reviewed it considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Raj wrote on Amazon “Although a manual interventions solves the problem occasionally”. Bruven said on Amazon three years ago “Whilst the on board flash is limited and it does not have full manual functionality, this is to be expected on a camera like this”. Ebuyer said “I really do think that a full range of AV, TV and manual settings aren't really appropriate with such a small sensor”.


Shutter

Fairly Slow Camera Shutter Interval

Across all the cameras that are a similar age to this camera the camera shutter intervals range from 0.008s to 30s. The A3300 IS has one of the slower camera shutter intervals (15 seconds) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the A3300 IS in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the A3300 IS has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Nikon D4S (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 5034b011aa, canon a3300blue, canon 5038b013, canon a3300red, pshota3300blw, pshota3300roz, a3300is
Barcodes 00013803133912, 00013803133936, 00013803134667, 00013803134674, 00013803134681, 00138031339360, 00666669745067, 00851719014761, 00851719014778, 00999992586220, 03610170005070, 03610170005698, 03610170014102, 03610170533610, 04960999780368, 04960999781839, 04960999781877, 04960999782072, 08714574561691, 08714574561707, 08714574561714, 08714574561745, 08714574561882, 08714574561899, 08714574561905, 08714574561936, 08714574561974, 08714574561981, 08714574561998, 08714574562025

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