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Canon Powershot A3500 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Good quality lens
Easy to use
8 Reviews + 2 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writers at review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs both endorse this Canon camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Six experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Chip.de have rated this camera on average 72 out of 100.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Lens

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. One owner who reviewed the product thought it had a good zoom.


Design

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Photographyblog.com wrote “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” in their Canon Powershot A3500 IS review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Cameralabs.com gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon Powershot A3500 IS on Camera Labs “The PowerShot A3500 IS is one of the more compelling options in the Canon's 2013 compact range”.

Average Weight

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a pretty standard weight (135 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera is 2", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Powershot A3500 IS has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6150.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2"), the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,200) (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The Powershot A3500 IS has one of the wider field of views (100 percent) amongst digital cameras of this age. The field of views of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

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 have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

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

We compared all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the 200, and the 150F both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Powershot A3500 IS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the GE J1455.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Powershot A3500 IS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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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 medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Powershot A3500 IS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Powershot A3500 IS features brightness adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Histogram

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

The average playback zoom (max) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 9.1x. The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has one of the higher playback zoom (max) (10 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Lens System

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 medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The average maximum aperture number of cameras of this type and age is 7.4.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and spec is 3.4.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this age and spec is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG ST96.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x and higher rated).

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Canon EOS 1DS MARK II which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98) (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Powershot A3500 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support PictBridge.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon Powershot A3500 IS is 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 cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the Powershot A3500 IS in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8163b012aadri007, A3500IS BK + Hama Acce, canon 8714574597003, 816692R17PX, 816747R17TG, psa3500ispr, 8156B012AA, 8162B015AA, 8165B011AA, 8165B004
Barcodes 00013803134681, 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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