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Canon PowerShot A3000 Digital Camera

10MP 4x CCD Jul 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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
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20 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Nine experts from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and PC Mag have rated this Canon camera on average 71 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com wrote six years ago “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” nonetheless they only scored the product 3 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their Canon PowerShot A3000 review on Good Gear Guide.com.au “It can take very clear images”. Goodgearguide.com.au also mentioned “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 said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot A3000 had a good image sensor. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot A3000 review six years ago “The 12.1MP CMOS sensor promises plenty” and rated it 4 stars.

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Good Size

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Cnet.com mentioned in their review on expert website CNET.com “The PowerShot A3000 IS is a good budget-friendly Canon compact if nothing else”. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “Canon's PowerShot A3000 IS may be a simple point-and-shoot compact digital camera.”. 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”.

Good Brand

Compact cameras manufactured by Canon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

Easy to Use

One Canon PowerShot A3000 reviewer who purchased the Canon PowerShot A3000 concluded that it was easy to use. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “Want a camera that's easy to use and can take great pictures” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought the product wrote that it was good quality. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “However, while its image quality is impressive, its design could use some refinement”.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design.

Good Flash

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on What Digital Camera “Easy, Smart Flash and Smart Auto modes means the us”.

Good Technical Features

One Canon PowerShot A3000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot A3000 had good features. Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned in their review six years ago “The $150 Canon PowerShot A3000 IS delivers a lot of performance and a decent set of features” .

Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good zoom. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “A compact, 10-megapixel, 4x optical zoom camera with a 2.7-inch LCD” .

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A3000 which do not support video capability, the Canon PowerShot A3000 supports video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot A3000 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A3000.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot A3000 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot A3000.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot A3000 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A3000. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Manual" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot A3000 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras of this age and type. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The PowerShot A3000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot A3000 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.7) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot A3000 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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16 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Canon PowerShot A3000 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was not noisy.

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 10 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot A3000 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot A3000 the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A3000 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot A3000 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A3000 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot A3000 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping 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.

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Not 3D

The PowerShot A3000 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot A3000 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot A3000 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A3000 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Canon PowerShot A3000 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon PowerShot A3000 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The best still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The PowerShot A3000 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot A3000. The flash modes "Manual" is also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago is 3, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. The Canon PowerShot A3000 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s (only 1,600) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The PowerShot A3000 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot A3000 the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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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. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of this age and spec have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the PowerShot A3000 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot A3000 is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot A3000. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A3000, the Canon PowerShot A3000's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 35 millimeters is one of the longest. Compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A3000 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A3000

Released Over Five Years Ago

This digital camera was released over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A3000 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the PowerShot A3000 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A3000.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot A3000 has a relatively typical weight (155 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A3000.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
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)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Focus
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
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
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
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight

Expert Reviews

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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...

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