Canon A3100 IS Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot A3100 IS 
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General
Model Number: A3100 IS 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $179.99
Street Price: $84.95
Date Available: 2010-02-28
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 5.4 oz (154 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.8 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(97 x 58 x 28 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.8
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30/30 LP, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 12.40
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 12.10 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus:  
Normal Focus Range: 3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 60 cm
1.2 - 23.6 in
Aperture Range: f/2.7 (W) to f/5.6 (T) 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/1600
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: Auto*, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, SCN**; *Automatically detects shooting scene; **Face Detection Self-Timer, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter  
Self Timer: 2, 10, custom seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1-13 ft./30cm-4.0m (W), 1-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (T)  
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection:  
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-8L 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-8L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 240
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, i-Contrast, Smart Auto, Face Detection self-timer. Available in Silver, Red and Blue. 

 


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