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Canon PowerShot A3400
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Canon PowerShot A3400 Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD 4x Sep 2013
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23 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both concluded that this compact camera digital camera was great. PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs both gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

Good Technical Features

Several people said in their reviews that the product had good features. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine five years ago “Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Features The A3400 IS” in their Canon PowerShot A3400 review and scored it 4 stars. Cameralabs.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Camera Labs in the same month “Few of its competitors can match the good looks, feature set, ease”. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review on expert website Steve's Digicams “Includes a number of great automatic features and even a brand new Help Button to make”.

Good Size

A number of people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot A3400 wrote that it was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS compact camera is aimed squarely at photography beginners” in their review of the Canon PowerShot A3400. Cameralabs.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot A3400 review on Camera Labs “Canon PowerShot A3400 IS review The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS is a 16 Megapixel compact with a 5x stabilised optical zoom”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers said that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera “Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook” and scored it 4 stars. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “We think it makes pictures look a bit nice” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Quality Lens

Two Canon PowerShot A3400 reviewers considered that it had a good lens. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review on expert website PC Mag “Its lens is rather sharp, albeit extremely slow on”.

Easy to Use

A number of Canon PowerShot A3400 owners who bought the Canon PowerShot A3400 agreed that it was easy to use. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The A3400 IS is an easy to use, pocketable camera available in a range of good colours” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen. Five years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “The screen is nice and bright” and rated the Canon PowerShot A3400 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

One Canon PowerShot A3400 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for video recording.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been on the market 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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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot A3400 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A3400.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital 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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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot A3400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot A3400 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A3400. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The PowerShot A3400 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A3400. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this Canon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon PowerShot A3400 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot A3400 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon PowerShot A3400 has a fairly small maximum aperture number (6.9) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A3400. Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot A3400 have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Canon PowerShot A3400 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PowerShot A3400 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this 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). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The PowerShot A3400 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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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 have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. At only 2.8, the PowerShot A3400 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and PC Mag the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 68%.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot A3400 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot A3400 do have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The PowerShot A3400 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot A3400 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot A3400 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot A3400 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The PowerShot A3400 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A3400 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

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

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Canon PowerShot A3400 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 is 3x and the biggest is 63x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot A3400 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot A3400.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot A3400 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that were launched more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The PowerShot A3400 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot A3400. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The PowerShot A3400 is a digital camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

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

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The PowerShot A3400 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3 and the highest is 26,000.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The smallest combined zoom of cameras of this type and age is 3x and the biggest is 1,600x. The Canon PowerShot A3400 has a quite small combined zoom (only 20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon PowerShot A3400 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. Digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A3400 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A3400

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Canon digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Megapixel

The PowerShot A3400 has a fairly typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
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
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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7 August 2012

We enjoyed using the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS. Its diminutive size meant we could just slip it in a pocket when we weren't using it and not worry about it getting in the way. The screen is nice...

PhotographyBlog.com

13 July 2012

The A3400 IS is an easy to use, pocketable camera available in a range of good colours. Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like...

22 June 2012

It used to be that Canons smallest cameras were the Ixus brand. When this PowerShot arrived I had to look at the box to be sure it was a PowerShot as it is truly tiny and only the Canon Ixus... Read more…

11 June 2012

After going through review of Canon PowerShot A3400, it can be said that it is one of the best cameras presented by Canon. Canon has put its best possible efforts to incorporate all the advanced...

1 June 2012

The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS will make you happy if you have a tight budget. But in all other respects, this camera does not count as a good one. For that there's the same company's other model,...

21 May 2012

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The 16-megapixel A3400 IS is a good value for beginning photographers or those with basic needs. The camera is easy to use and offers a lot of features for a fair price; including high-definition...

1 May 2012

The PowerShot A3400 IS is the only A series PowerShot to offer a touch-screen. Canon isn't the only, or even the first manufacturer with a touch screen model in this price bracket, but few of its...

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20 March 2012

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1 February 2014

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Comes with convincing 16 megapixels
Boasts of 5x optical zoom
Due to the touchscreen of these cameras, you are provided with the option of utilizing the screen to focus on an area that requires to be shot and also touch to capture
Comes with an inbuilt
3 inch touch-screen
Dismal lowlight performance
Slow to start up and recycle
Excessive noise reduction
Limited to digital zoom during video recording
Poor High ISO noise performance
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