Canon A3300 IS Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot A3300 IS 
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: A3300 IS
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $179.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-02-28
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.2 oz (148 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(95 x 57 x 24 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.8
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30/6/3/1.5)
640x480 (30/6/3/1.5)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (monoaural))
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect with Face Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. Low Light: ISO 400-6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/1600
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot (center), Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter; Creative Filters: Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect; Discreet, Movie: Standard, Miniature Effect
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in 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: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 12 in. - 13 ft. (W), 1.6 - 6.6 ft. (T) (30cm - 4.0m (W), 50cm - 2.0m, (T))
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (monoaural))
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 2.92
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 0.80
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: ~ 0.55
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: ~ 0.59
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): ~ <0.2
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.20
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 6,102
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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 230
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Canon software suite
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 5x wide-angle zoom with optical image stabilization, 720p movies, Smart AUTO, Creative Filters, new Discreet Mode disables sound and flash. Available in black, blue, silver, red and pink.

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