Features & Controls

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The A3100 IS features a 4x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 35-140mm. The lens will retract into the camera when powered down. Canon's Optical Image Stabilization (IS) allows the user to shoot handheld images at 2-3 stops lower than without, increasing the versatility of the camera. This camera uses a 9-point TTL autofocus system to focus on your images, even when they are not centered in your image.

Focus Range:

Normal: 3cm (1.2 in.) - infinity (W); 30cm (12 in.) - infinity (T)
Macro: 3cm (1.2 in.) - 60cm (2.0 ft.) (W); 30cm (12 in.) - 60cm (2.0 ft.) (T)





canon_a3100is_flash.jpgCanon's A3100 IS built-in flash has a range of up to 13.1 ft. (W) or 6.6 ft. (T). You have the option to choose between Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro and Smart Flash modes.





canon_a3100is_top.jpgThe top of the A3100 IS is very simple. From left to right you can see the built-in speaker, power button, shutter release and the mode dial. The mode dial allows you to quickly switch between Program, Auto, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, SCN and movie modes.





canon_a3100is_back.jpgFraming and viewing your images is accomplished on the 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot LCD screen. This screen makes it easy to frame and view your images as well as navigate through the menus with ease.



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The controls on the back of the back of the camera are large and easy to use. On top you can see the Zoom lever. On the next row are the Face Selection and Playback buttons. Next is the 4-way contoller, which allows you to navigate through the menus, index mode (playback) and allows you to scroll when you have zoomed in on a captured image. While in shooting mode, it also acts as 4 shortcut buttons fro Exposure Compensation, Flash, Self Timer and Macro shooting settings. The FUNC./SET button brings up the quick menu in shooting mode and also selects all of your settings or options in the menus. On the bottom are the DISPlay and MENU buttons.







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This USB 2.0 port not only allows you to connect the camera to a computer or printer, but it also allows you to play your images and movies on a TV thanks to included A/V cable.











canon_a3100is_sd.jpgThe A3100 IS accepts SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC+, HC MMC+ and the new SDXC memory cards. Here the camera is shown with a SanDisk Ultra II, 15MB/s, 4GB SDHC memory card.


Approx. Storage Capacities:
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canon_a3100is_battery.jpgOne of the first "A" series cameras to feature a Li-Ion battery, the A3100 IS uses a 3.6V, 740mAh pack for power. This battery pack is able to capture up to 240 images on a single charge according to Canon (CIPA).

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