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Canon A3400 IS
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Canon A3400 is Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD Mar 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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16 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 19,820 user and expert reviews for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

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

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The A3400 IS has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst compact cameras of this age. The smallest display diagonal of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the A3400 IS is 1" and the largest is 4.8".

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] (3.2"), or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this Canon digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The A3400 IS supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the A3400 IS which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The A3400 IS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A3400 IS.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A3400 IS, the A3400 IS has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Four White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the A3400 IS is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A3400 IS. The white balances "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The A3400 IS has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the A3400 IS the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the A3400 IS is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the A3400 IS. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the Canon A3400 IS has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the A3400 IS. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the A3400 IS the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the A3400 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the A3400 IS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A3400 IS is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A3400 IS is 3.2. At only 2.8, the Canon A3400 IS has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of only 0.0005 seconds, the A3400 IS has a quite short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The shortest flash sync-speed of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A3400 IS is 0.0005s and the longest is 10s.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon A3400 IS does not support Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon A3400 IS does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Canon A3400 IS is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A3400 IS are also not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the A3400 IS does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Canon A3400 IS is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the A3400 IS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the A3400 IS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the A3400 IS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon A3400 IS is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the A3400 IS is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modes "Manual" is also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the A3400 IS has one of the smaller combined zooms amongst cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A3400 IS the combined zooms range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The A3400 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the A3400 IS.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The A3400 IS has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) (100) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the A3400 IS range from 10 to 200.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The Canon A3400 IS has one of the longer flash recharging times (10 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the A3400 IS the flash recharging times range from 0.0005s to 15s.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon A3400 IS

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the A3400 IS over four years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Canon A3400 IS has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price].

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price] (16.1MP), or the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The A3400 IS has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon 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 the most commonly found optical sensor size on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the A3400 IS has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x), or the Nikon 3300[plb_1378452_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 125 grams, the Canon A3400 IS has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the A3400 IS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6186b001aa, 03caopsa3400g, canon 6182b001, canon 6186b001
Barcodes 00013803146417, 00013803146509, 00013803146516, 00013803146523, 00138031464178, 00138031465236, 03610170844716, 08714574578965, 08714574579016, 08714574579047, 08714574579085
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