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Canon Powershot A3500 IS
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Canon Powershot A3500 is Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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27 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs, both of which said that this Canon camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Six experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Chip.de have rated this Canon camera on average 72%.

Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

Canon is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Canon also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

Good Connectivity

Some customers who bought the Canon Powershot A3500 IS mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “5x optical zoom lens, as well as built-in Wi-Fi” in their review and rated it 4 stars. Expert website Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “Shoot digital camera featuring a 16 megapixel sensor, modest 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi and powerful DIGIC 4 processor”.

Good Quality Lens

One person who purchased it considered that it had a good lens. One customer considered that it had a good zoom.

Easy to Use

One person who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Canon Powershot A3500 IS three years ago “The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS is an easy to use, point and shoot digital camera featuring a 16 megapixel sensor, modest 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi” .

Good Size

One Canon Powershot A3500 IS reviewer who reviewed this digital camera said that it was compact. Cameralabs.com said in their review on expert website Camera Labs “The PowerShot A3500 IS is one of the more compelling options in the Canon's 2013 compact range” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this type and age. 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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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Powershot A3500 IS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS do not have a GPS (satellite).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot A3500 IS which do not support wi-Fi, the Powershot A3500 IS supports wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], and the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_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) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS, the Powershot A3500 IS has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Powershot A3500 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Powershot A3500 IS also have a built-in flash.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Powershot A3500 IS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Powershot A3500 IS. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

At 10 times zoom factor, the Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS. Cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS have playback zoom (max)s of between 1x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.3x.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. Across all similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 6.9, the Powershot A3500 IS has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Cameras of this type and age have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds amongst compact cameras of this age. The average slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot A3500 IS is 14s.

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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 frequently found maximum image resolution on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Powershot A3500 IS has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Powershot A3500 IS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Canon digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Powershot A3500 IS. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.0005 seconds) amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Powershot A3500 IS have flash sync-speeds of between 0.0005s and 10s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.67s.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS. Across all the digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

At only 0.0005 seconds, the Powershot A3500 IS has a very short flash recharging time compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS. The flash recharging times of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS range from 0.0005s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.1s.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video capability which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS, the Powershot A3500 IS does not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Powershot A3500 IS is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS are also not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and spec are not waterproof. The Powershot A3500 IS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Powershot A3500 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 1,600, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a very low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot A3500 IS. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Powershot A3500 IS is 3 and the highest is 26,000.

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Only Two Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS is a two number of aspheric elements digital camera. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot A3500 IS have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS is a nine auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Powershot A3500 IS is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The Powershot A3500 IS has one of the smaller combined zooms (only 20 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest combined zoom of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 3x, the biggest is 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Powershot A3500 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Powershot A3500 IS

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the Powershot A3500 IS over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS.

If this compact camera digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Powershot A3500 IS has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Samsung SAMSUNG DV300F[plb_1513072_price] (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price], the IXUS 125 HS[pl_1329985_price], and the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price] all from Canon is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the SAMSUNG DV300F[pl_1513072_price] (5x), or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] (5x) both from Samsung or the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price], the Panasonic DMC-FX90[plb_1291987_price], and the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[plb_955911_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x).

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Average Weight

The Powershot A3500 IS has a relatively typical weight (135 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 135g digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon IXUS 125 HS[plb_1329985_price] which has better reviews.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price] (135g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Technical Details
Self-Timer

2 Awards

Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(8)
1 November 2013

The PowerShot A3500 IS is one of the more compelling options in the Canon's 2013 compact range. The decision to fit entry level IXUS / ELPH models with the same 16 Megapixel CCD sensor and Digic 4...

Camera Labs

26 August 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS is an easy to use, point and shoot digital camera featuring a 16 megapixel sensor, modest 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi and powerful DIGIC 4 processor. It's a camera... Read more…

15 July 2013

The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS represents excellent value for money if you want a camera with Wi-Fi. Without Wi-Fi, the feature set is that of an entry-level camera, usually priced around or just...

3 July 2013

La nueva Canon PowerShot A3500 IS no solo permite enviar fotos a móviles o tablets, sino que es compatible con impresoras WiFi, como las de su serie Selphy. Además, conectándola a una red WiFi... Read more…

31 May 2013

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS ?? ????? ???????????? ?? ?????? ????? ? IXUS 140, ?? ????? ??? ???????: 1359 ?????? ?????? 1699 ???. ??? ???? ???????? ??? ?????? ?????????? ????, ???????????? ?? ?????? ?...

4 November 2013

Die Canon PowerShot A3500 IS bietet eine Auflösung von 16 Megapixeln, einen 5-fachen optischen Zoom und einen integrierten Blitz. Verwacklungen soll der optische Bildstabilisator verhindern. Zur... Read more…

5x stabilised optical zoom
Built-in Wi-fi, and GPS via a smartphone
Optical zoom works in movie mode
Eco mode extends battery life
Precio razonable
Lacklustre image quality
Poor high ISO noise performance
Complicated wi-fi operation
Lengthy shooting mode menu
No graba vdeo Full HD
14 August 2013

Die Canon PowerShot A3500 IS weckt Neugier: Für rund 110 Euro liefern die Japaner eine Automatik-Kamera mit 5fach-Zoom, 3-Zoll-Display und eingebautem WLAN. Das Ganze verpackt in einem kompakten... Read more…

4 April 2013

Il settore delle ultracompatte è ormai sempre più affollato e concorrenziale e una fotocamera deve sapersi distinguere per rappresentare un'attrattiva in questa categoria. Con la nuova A3500 IS... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers psa3500, psa3500i, 8165B004, psa3500is, 8163B012AA, 8156B012AA, psa3500isp, 8162B015AA, 8165B011AA, psa3500ispr, 816692R17PX, 816747R17TG, canon cz6h442, 8714574597003, powershota3500b, pshota3500iszwa, canon 8714574597003, canon 8163b012aadri007, A3500IS BK + Hama Acce
Barcodes 00013803134681, 00013803214284, 00700175521903, 00700175522627, 00714574596945, 00799475386404, 00799475386411, 02724287503341, 04960999972572, 04960999972602, 04960999972770, 04960999974163, 05052916709572, 05055189016521, 05060397080455, 08714574596907, 08714574596938, 08714574596945, 08714574597003, 08714574598765, 08714574598833, 08714574598864, 08714574598918, 08714574600789, 08714574600819

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