A simple point and shoot camera that does not offer much in terms of features, but it shoots good quality images and this makes it one the better choices among many basic point and shoots available in the market.
The Canon PowerShot A3100 is one of the many point and shoot cameras currently flooding the market. Being one of the new line-ups from Canon this year, the PowerShot A3100 IS with its new look and new features is here to please consumers who just need a basic camera that shoots well.
Canon enters the market eight new references PowerShot digital camera (SX210 IS, SD3500 IS, SD1400 IS, SD1300 IS, A3100 IS and A3000 IS, A495 and A490), achieving a variety of new features, which will certainly facilitate the task experienced amateur photographers.
Canon PowerShot A3100 IS 12 Megapixel Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom, 2.7″ LCD, Optical Image Stabilizer, ISO 1600, Face Detection, Blue – 4256B001
Also thanks to the Smart Camera Shutter is able to detect a smile and a wink to activate the camera’s shutter and take the picture, Smart FE option, which activates an intelligent flash, then automatically adds the optimal level of lighting must shoot.
The new PowerShot video can record in 720p HD, which can be easily reproduced in HD TVs, thanks to the integrated mini-HDMI connector, and to make it easier to upload videos to the Internet, the PowerShot can directly upload the video YouTube via Camera Window.
The PowerShot A3100 IS has a 4x Optical Zoom lens that makes it easy to get the inspiring, emotive close-ups that will make your images lasting keepsakes. This magnificent lens gives you the power to shoot subjects with razor-sharp precision and stunning lifelike color. So you can brilliantly capture a shot of a sweeping landscape, or a child’s big smile.
The PowerShot A3100 IS is equipped with Canon’s acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake – one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you’ll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.
Just set the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS to Smart AUTO and you’re ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It’s a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you’re photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you’re getting dramatic, memorable images.
Brighten your world with the intensely colorful Canon PowerShot A3100 IS. Fashionably slender, this sleek camera body has been specially shaped to make it easy to hold and easy to shoot. Better still, the PowerShot A3100 IS is yours in a brilliant color palette that’s simply sensational! Take your pick from Red, Blue or Silver. Whatever color you choose, these bold, gleaming and lustrous colors will make your picture-taking even more exciting and fun.
Good Things :1.Good color reproduction,
2.Quick to focus in good lights,
3.Efficient Optical IS,
Bad Things : 1.Average low light performance,
2.Noise presence and loss of details above ISO 200,
3.Standard video resolution,
4.Buttons feel a bit cheap.
Finally and for the first time Canon offers a new rechargeable lithium-ion two-series models, thereby extending battery life of the cameras and will support memory cards high capacity SDXC space storage up to two terabytes (TB) in standard SDA.
Tech Specs :
1.Type of Camera: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
2.Type: 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
3.Total Pixels: Approx. 12.4 Megapixels
4.Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
5.Focal Length: 6.2 (W) – 24.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
6.Digital Zoom: 4x
7.Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus
9.LCD Monitor: 2.7-inch TFT color LCD
10.LCD Pixels: Approx. 230,000 dots
11.LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
12.Maximum Aperture: f/2.7 (W) – f/5.6 (T)
13.ISO Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent
14.Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
15.Exposure Control Method: AE Lock
16.Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
17.White Balance Control: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
18.Built-in Flash: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash
19.Flash Range: 30 cm – 4.0 m (W), 30 cm – 2.0 m (T) (12 in. – 6.6 ft., 12 in. – 13 ft. (T))
20.Recycling Time: 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
21.Flash Exposure Compensation: N/A
22.Shooting Modes: P, Auto, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, SCN, Movie
23.Photo Effects: My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
24.Self-Timer: Approx. 10-sec delay/approx 2-sec. delay/custom
25.Wireless Control: N/A
26.Continuous Shooting: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (approx. 2.6 shots/sec/ in Low Light)
27.Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
28.File Format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
29.JPEG Compression Mode: Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
30.Number of Recording Pixels: Still Image: 4000 x 3000 (Large), 3264 x 2448 (Medium 1), 2592 x 1944 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4000 x 2248 (Widescreen), Low Light 1600 x 1200
31.Erase Modes: Still Image: single image, select range, all images
32.Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB (dedicated female connector with unified type of digital, audio and video)
33.Video Out: NTSC/PAL
34.Audio Out: Monaural
35.Other: Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera’s USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
36.Power Source: Battery Pack NB-8L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
37.Shooting Capacity: Approx. 240 shots
38.Playback Time: Approx. 6 hours LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
39.Operating Temperature: 32-104 °F/0-40 °C
40.Operating Humidity: 10-90%
41.Dimensions (WxHxD): 3.83 x 2.29 x 1.11 in./97.2 x 58.2 x 28.1
42.Weight: Approx. 5.47 oz./155g (camera, including batteries and memory card)