Canon A3300 IS

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Canon A3300 IS is a 16.0 MP Digital Still Camera features 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom, ISO 80-1600, Record movies with 720p HD video, Smart Auto intelligently selects settings from 32 predefined shooting situations, Discreet Mode disables the sound, flash and AF beam for use in quiet areas, and 3.0-inch TFT Color LCD Monitor. The camera measures (W x H x D) 3.74 x 2.23 x 0.94 in. (95.1 x 56.7 x 23.9mm) and weighs Approx. 4.60 oz./130 g (Camera body only).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon A3300 IS Reviews reviews the Canon A3300 IS and writes;
“The Canon Powershot A3300 IS will not be the most stylish digital camera I review this year or have the most exciting features, but it does what it sets out to do well. In a nutshell it takes a good photo and is available at a very reasonable price. If you are looking for a no fuss digital camera and you do not want to spend a fortune this one is well worth considering. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

TechRadar reviews the Canon A3300 IS and writes;
“the A3300 IS is very reasonably priced. As such, it’s likely to be of great appeal to anyone looking for a user-friendly compact that offers just that little bit extra. With an intuitive user interface, good selection of exposure modes, decent build quality and the ability to produce very pleasing stills and movies, there’s a lot going for this low-priced PowerShot. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

PocketLint reviews the Canon A3300 IS and writes;
“If you’ve £150 or less to spend and are looking for a compact camera with a high pixel sound and a decent sized screen then the PowerShot S3300 IS most definitely fits the bill. Those on a tighter budget may also want to consider the lower resolution, smaller screened S3200 IS model “
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET reviews the Canon A3300 IS and writes;
“The good: The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS has a nice feature set for the money as well as excellent photo quality. The bad: The camera has long shot-to-shot times and its flat buttons can be tricky to press. The bottom line: The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS offers up nice features and excellent photos while staying simple and affordable.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Canon A3300 IS and writes;
“This is a well put together compact camera that is loaded with useful and fun exposure options that will allow you to capture nice snapshots of friends and family. With an appealing feature set, the PowerShot A3300 IS offers great “bang for your buck” ..”
Rating: N/A

DCR reviews the Canon A3300 IS and writes;
“The A3300 is an ideal first digital camera, an excellent choice as an “always in Mom’s purse” family camera, and a very good choice for travelers who want a small, lightweight, relatively tough and fairly inexpensive “go anywhere” digicam.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CameraLabs reviews the Canon A3300 IS and writes;
“when moving up from 200 to 400 ISO there’s another significant loss in quality with the noise now becoming visible even to the casual observer. At 800 ISO even coarser detail is beginning to suffer – notice how the edge of the stone column is breaking up quite badly.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Canon A3300 IS Features

Loaded with Features, Packed with Value.
Easy to use, powerful A-Series camera has 16.0 Megapixels with a 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (28mm wide) and Optical Image Stabilizer for capturing great images in a snap!

With the PowerShot A3300 IS digital camera, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 16.0 Megapixel camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you’ll be proud to display. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot A3300 IS can be enlarged up to 13″ x 19″. The PowerShot A3300 IS has a 5x wide Optical Zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 28–140mm) that let you capture up-close and memorable images.

16.0 Megapixel Resolution
In Still Images or 720p HD Video, Every Detail is Beautifully Preserved.
Capture memories your way as either still images or in 720p HD video.

PowerShot A3300 IS digital camera puts you in charge when it comes to saving your memories. Canon technology lets you capture beautiful still images no matter what your level of photographic experience. Portraits of people posing or in motion, outdoor shots in various weather situations, nighttime shooting and more: the camera handles them all with ease when you shoot in Smart AUTO. High megapixel counts let you blow up and crop your still images just as you please, with no loss in resolution or quality.

Want to capture the good times in motion? Canon’s 720p HD video gives your memories the quality they deserve. If you’ve never shot video in high definition before, you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. 720p HD delivers stunning realism, capturing every detail with a level of clarity that, in playback, will bring you right back into the moment. Easy high definition videos from a compact still camera – now that’s value!

See the Image On a Big Screen.
Large, clear 3.0-inch LCD makes taking and viewing images a breeze.

The PowerShot A3300 IS’s large 3.0-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you’re shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

3.0-inch LCD Screen
Everything’s Easy.
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

Just set the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS digital camera 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 32 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.

Smart AUTO
The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.

P Program
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.

Live View Control
Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.

Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images.

The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject “pop.”

For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.

Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won’t miss those special shots.

Smart Shutter
The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.

Low Light
For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.

Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.

Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.

Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.

Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.

Long Shutter
Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.

Creative Filters
The Creative Filters mode dial setting provides easy access to special filter effect and scene modes.

Fisheye Effect
Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.

Miniature Effect
Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.

Toy Camera Effect
Simulates photos taken with “toy” or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.

Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.

Super Vivid
Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.

Poster Effect
Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.

Discreet Mode
Disables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial setting.

Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 30 fps for up to 22 min. and 05 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps or for up to 50 min. and 17 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240) at 30 fps for up to 3 hour 2 min. and 52sec. or 4GB per clip.

Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.
Shoot without Distractions.
New scene mode: Discreet Mode disables the sound, flash and AF beam so you can capture images in quiet areas.

How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you wanted to take a picture, but were reluctant (or simply not allowed) to disrupt the setting with noise or flash? New Discreet Mode makes picture-taking possible in museums, at performances, anywhere light and sound would not be welcome. Simply turn the mode dial to Discreet, and the camera’s sound, flash and AF assist beam will be disabled – without changing any other settings. If the camera senses low light, ISO speed will be automatically raised to get the best possible shot. You can even switch to playback mode to review still images or video, and the camera will remain muted.

Photographic Artistry That’s Easy for Anyone.
Creative Filters offers fun and artistic ways to capture photos.

Creative Filters Mode gives you lots of fun, easy ways to make your photography more creative. The camera does all the work – you simply choose an effect and shoot!
Fisheye Effect imparts a fun, familiar curvilinear distortion to your image that’s ideal for kids and pets. Miniature Effect plays with perspective, giving any shot the look of a world created in much smaller proportions – great for landscapes and city shots. When you shoot in Toy Camera Effect, you get the vintage effect of a first-generation camera, ideal for giving portraits a slightly distorted, unevenly saturated look of a picture you’d come across in your attic. Monochrome lends a moody beauty to your photography, producing shots in Black & White, Sepia or Blue. Super Vivid saturates colors to heighten the intensity and impact of any shot. Poster Effect takes away transitions between objects in the frame to give your image the high-impact look of a hand-painted poster.

Charge Up and Go!
Lithium-ion offers an easy alternative to recharge the battery.

Creative Filters Mode gives you lots of fun, easy ways to make your photography more creative. The camera does all the work – you simply choose an effect and shoot!

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS digital camera uses a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. This compact, powerful battery helps make it a lightweight and slim camera. Charge-up is quick and easy, so the PowerShot A3300 IS will be ready and waiting for those special moments.

A Bold Pop of Color.
Comes in 5 cool, crisp colors to match any personality: Red, Black, Blue, Silver and Pink.

Creative Filters Mode gives you lots of fun, easy ways to make your photography more creative. The camera does all the work – you simply choose an effect and shoot!

There’s nobody else quite like you. So naturally, you demand a camera that is utterly you…like the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS. This camera makes getting what you want remarkably easy. Exquisitely compact, its design has smoothly curving edges. And it comes in five distinctive colors that let you tell the world who you really are. Express yourself as quietly or as boldly as you like. Simply take your pick from the stylish range of shades. There’s a choice of Red, Black, Blue, Silver and Pink. Every color tells its own story and each creates a wonderful impression of you.

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