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Canon Powershot A3500 is

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A Multi Award Winning 16 Megapixel 5 Times Zoom Factor Camera
Compact Camera 16MP 5x Yes Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon Powershot A3500 is Review

With very good reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon Powershot A3500 is number 370 across all digital cameras.
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 59?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 72%. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com and one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The Powershot A3500 is has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features histogram
Fairly large display diagonal
Quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Very low display resolution (numeric)

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Canon Powershot A3500 is In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Websites PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs both decided that concluded that they would recommend this Canon digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Chip.de the average expert rating of this medium megapixel digital camera is 72%.

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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 35,238 user and expert reviews (including 1,624 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Features Histogram

The Powershot A3500 IS features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Powershot A3500 IS has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst cameras of this age. The display diagonals of new medium megapixel digital cameras range from 2" to 7.5", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

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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 similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Recently released medium megapixel digital cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 39mm.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Powershot A3500 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital 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 digital cameras of this type and age is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 460 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 510,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Powershot A3500 IS has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Powershot A3500 IS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also support PictBridge.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Powershot A3500 IS is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera take between 120 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Features Voice Recording

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 19. The Powershot A3500 IS has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Powershot A3500 IS has a higher still image resolution than most recently released medium megapixel digital cameras. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 3264 x 2448, 4608 x 2592, (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 1600 x 1200 and (S) 640 x 480 and (W) 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS features brightness adjustment. Most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Powershot A3500 IS supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Powershot A3500 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Powershot A3500 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other new medium megapixel digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 81x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar age cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 135 grams, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Powershot A3500 IS has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Powershot A3500 IS has a carrying case. Most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras also have a carrying case.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Powershot A3500 IS has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

The Powershot A3500 IS has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other latest cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the Powershot A3500 IS in December 2014.


Value for Money

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Product Identifiers

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