Canon A3000 IS Review

By Matt Metzker

Review posted 3/2/2010

Quick Take
Pros
Excellent image quality; terrific movie captures, absolutely easy to use Smart Auto shooting mode; and fun scene modes like Poster Effect
Cons
flash is in a bad location, the continuous shooting is slow and no HD movie recording.
Bottom Line
The Canon A3000 is an excellent camera. It has a well rounded portfolio of abilities that would make anyone happy. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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One of Canon's latest PowerShot A-series models, the A3000 is a stylish and compact digicam featuring a 10-Megapixel imaging sensor, Digic III image processor, a 2.7-inch LCD screen and Canon's Smart Auto mode, which automatically picks all the camera's settings based on the current shooting conditions. Powering the camera is a Lithium-Ion battery, making it lighter than previous models. The A3000 is targeted towards entry-level consumers, with ease of use, portability, affordability, and great image quality being its main focus.


Canon PowerShot A3000 IS Features:
  • 10-Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD imaging sensor
  • Digic III image processor
  • 4x optical zoom lens: 35mm equivalent of 37-122mm
  • TTL Autofocus
  • 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot LCD
  • Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB
  • Intelligent Contrast Correction
  • Red-eye Correction
  • Low-Light shooting
  • ISO - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
  • Smart Auto
  • Shooting Modes: Program, Auto, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Scenes, Movie
  • Scene Modes: Face self-timer, Low-light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, and  Long Shutter
  • Self-Timer
  • Movie Recording at 640x480 and 320x240
  • SD/SDHC compatible
  • Powered by Li-Ion battery

In the Box:
  • PowerShot A3000 camera
  • Li-Ion battery
  • Battery charger
  • Wrist Strap
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable
  • AV Cable
The Canon Powershot A3000 is available with a MSRP of US $149.99.

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