PowerShot A3100 IS

PowerShot A3100 IS



Type of Camera
Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
Image Capture Device
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 12.4 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length
6.2 (W) - 24.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom
Focusing Range
3cm (1.2 in.) - infinity (W); 30cm (12 in.) - infinity (T)
Macro: 3 - 60 (W), 30 - 60 cm (T) (1.2 in. - 2.0 ft. (W), (12 in. - 2.0 (T))
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
Viewfinder & Monitor
LCD Monitor
2.7-inch TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture
f/2.7 (W) - f/5.6 (T)
Shutter Speed
1 - 1/1600 sec.
15 - 1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
  • Shutter speeds differ depending on the shooting mode

  • Shutter speeds availabe in Long Shutter: 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1 (unit: sec.)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity
    Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent
    (Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.)
    Light Metering Method
    Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
    * Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
    ** Metering frame is fixed to the center
    Exposure Control Method
    AE Lock
    Exposure Compensation
    +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    White Balance
    White Balance Control
    Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    *Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF.
    Built-in Flash
    Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash
    Flash Range
    30 cm - 4.0 m (W), 30 cm - 2.0 m (T) (12 in. - 6.6 ft., 12 in. - 13 ft. (T))
  • Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
  • Recycling Time
    10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Shooting Specifications
    Shooting Modes
    P, Auto*, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, SCN**, Movie
  • *Automatically detects shooting scene
  • **Face Detection Self-Timer, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
  • Photo Effects
    My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom*
    * Adjustment of contrast, sharpness and saturation available.
    Approx. 10-sec delay/approx 2-sec. delay/custom*
    * Shooting start time (0-10 sec (in one-second increments), 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 (in one-second increments)) can be specified.
    Wireless Control
    Continuous Shooting
    Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (approx. 2.6 shots/sec/ in Low Light)
    Image Storage
    Storage Media
    SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
    File Format
    Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
    JPEG Compression Mode
    Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
    Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
    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
    Number of Recordable Images
      Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2) Medium 3 (M3)
    F N F N F N F N
    File Size (KB) 3,084 1,474 2,060 980 1,395 695 558 278
    4GB 1,231 2,514 1,828 3,771 2,681 5,247 6,352 12,069
    16GB 5,042 10,295 7,487 15,443 10,981 21,486 26,010 49,420

      Small (S) Widescreen (W)
    F N F N
    File Size (KB) 150 84 2,311 1,105
    4GB 20,116 30,174 1,630 3,352
    16GB 82,367 123,550 6,667 13,727
    Time of Recordable Movies
      Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
    640 x 480 320 x 240
    30 fps 30 fps LP 30 fps
    Movie size (KB/sec.) 1,932 972 672
    4GB 32 min. 26 sec. 1 hr. 2 min. 51 sec. 1 hr. 31 min. 25 sec.
    16GB 2 hr. 12 min. 50 sec. 4 hr. 17 min. 23 sec. 6 hr. 14 min. 23 sec.
    Note: N=Normal F=Fine
    Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon’s standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
    Playback Specifications
    Playback Modes File
    - Easy, Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
    - Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification, Trimming, Resize, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
    - Movies: Normal Playback*, Editing, slow motion **, pause, first frame, last frame, next frame, previous frame, fast forward, fast rewind * Auto settings available in 5 levels
    ** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.
    Erasing Specifications
    Erase Modes
    Still Image: single image, select range, all images
    Movie: any movie file
    Computer Interface
    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB (dedicated female connector with unified type of digital, audio and video)
    Video Out
    Audio Out
    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
    Power Supply
    Power Source
    Battery Pack NB-8L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
    Shooting Capacity
    Approx. 240 shots
    Playback Time
    Approx. 6 hours *LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
    Physical Specifications
    Operating Temperature
    32-104 °F/0-40 °C
    Operating Humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    3.83 x 2.29 x 1.11 in./97.2 x 58.2 x 28.1
    Approx. 5.47 oz./155g (camera, including batteries and memory card)

    Note: 26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)

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