Canon PowerShot MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red) A3100IS 12.1

Canon PowerShot A3100IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red)

Canon PowerShot A3100IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red) Rating:
List Price: $159.00
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Product Description

Capture premium-quality pictures easily with the Canon® 12.2 megapixel PowerShot® A3100 IS digital camera. It does the hard work for you, thanks to the face detection self timer and a smart auto mode that chooses the proper settings based on 18 predefined shooting situations.

Details

  • 12.1 megapixels, 4x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, and DIGIC III Image Processor
  • Lithium-ion battery makes the camera lighter and offers an easy alternative to recharge
  • New scene modes, including Super Vivid and Poster Effect; Smart Auto selects from 18 predefined shooting situations
  • Large, bright 2.7-inch LCD
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Canon PowerShot A3100IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red) out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 953 user reviews
Canon Canon PowerShot A3100IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red) Capture premium-quality pictures easily with the Canon® 12.2 megapixel PowerShot® A3100 IS digital camera. It does the hard work for you, thanks to the face detection self timer and a smart auto mode that chooses the proper settings based on 18 predefined shooting situations. $159.00 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CraS1G-ZL._SL160_.jpg
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10 Responses to “Canon PowerShot MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red) A3100IS 12.1”

  1. James H. Drury Says:

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    This is an excellent camera, price to value to features all figured in and will be used a lot around church events.

  2. Marjorie McGillicuddy Says:

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    When I ordered this camera, there was no “What’s in the box”. Listed under “Frequently Bought Together” was Canon USB Cable IFC-400PCU from C4DEALZ. I thought that meant it didn’t come with its own USB cable, so I bought that one for a total of $13.97. DON’T FALL FOR IT! There’s a cable in the box.

    I’m out that money now and stuck with a cable I don’t need. Was this an intentional deception? No telling. I just don’t want anyone else to be fooled. I wish Amazon would include a “what’s in the box”, because I see you still can’t tell even from the technical details.

  3. J. E. Romeo Says:

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    I purchased this camera for my wife, and I am glad I bought it for her and not myself. This is an entry level camera and nothing more. The picture quality is good, certainly not spectacular, but it is perfectly acceptable for 4×6 prints and online viewing.

    The ergonomics of this camera however drive me absolutely crazy. I don’t know who at Canon came up with this button layout scheme… but they should be demoted, if not fired. You much have long SKINNY hands to use this camera comfortable. Otherwise it is uncomfortable and awkward to hold, whether you have chubby or just short fingers. This is mostly due to the poorly places Mode dial which overhangs the right side of the camera, so it either gets hit by your palm, of just forces you to hold the camera in an awkward position which does nothing for holding the camera steady.

    If you do manage to get a picture, and not a blurry mess, then what you get as I said is respectable. There is a bit of purple fringing in high contrast pictures, but lets be honest for a second, if you are purchasing an basic point and shoot like this, you are probably almost certainly not going to notice the fringing.

    If you just need something small to occasionally get a quick snap, then this entry level device may work for you. For anybody looking for a bit more… look elsewhere.

  4. EleganzShopper Says:

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    The PowerShot A3100 IS is just a little larger than my LG Venus Cell Phone. The A3100 is much more easy to take in focus pictures compared to the cell phone camera I had been using (Venus.) I was surprised at how well the pictures came out. The camera starts up fast with a choice of sounds and images. The computer set up on my Mac (eMac Tiger) was simple and fast. The instructions were easy to follow. I have large hands and this camera is easy to use the controls. The zoom works great. I tried various settings and everything came out well. In direct sunlight it can be hard to see what you are pointing at; but with auto focus you can zero in on the image area you want and the camera gives off two quick beeps to tell you that selected area is in focus. I have had a lot of fun with this camera. I used to use a Minolta SLR film camera and that Venus cell phone camera. The software works great for me on my Mac. I expect to use it on Debian GNU/Linux too; but I have not tried it yet with that operating system. The camera has a good feel. I carry it in my front vest pocket or shirt pocket; pull it out and easily take some quick pictures. I ordered another power pack and 2GB memory card. The battery charged up in one hour and a half; just as what was written in the operating manual. There is a place to screw the camera onto an tripod too (underneath.) I am really surprised that is such a fun and easy to use camera. When I turn on my camera the lens expands outward. I am happy with this camera. I don’t have any negative things to write yet.

  5. C. RICE Says:

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    This camera takes great pictures with great color to them. Very easy to use and even takes good pictures in the dark. So far there isn’t anything I don’t like about this camera, after all it is a Cannon and they are known for their cameras.

    Pros:

    Takes great pictures.

    Small enough to put in pocket or purse.

    Has enough options to take all kinds of pictures.

    Good battery life.

    Large viewing screen.

    Very attractive (I have the red)

    Cons:

    I can’t think of any yet.

    I would recommend this camera to ant one that wants a small point-&-shoot camera.

  6. Max Says:

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    Pros: Clear pictures, great battery life, easy to use, love the red color

    Cons: None so far – have owned the camera for three weeks.

  7. G. Walker Says:

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    All I needed was an excuse to upgrade from a Canon IXY 800IS. It came when my wife accidentally drown my little Canon. The 3100IS is an upgrade at a very reasonable price.

    Pros:

    Fast start up and shut-down

    Comes in various colors

    larger screen but still fits in pocket

    excellent movie quality

    picture quality you expect from a bigger camera

    Cons:

    no viewfinder at this price point

    the battery/SD card lid seems a bit flimsy.

    PS. keep it out of salt water

  8. B. Joerres Says:

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    Good camera for the price we paid (149). Boots up fast and take much better pictures than our old camera. Would buy again!

  9. Morphie Says:

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    This is the third Canon “A” series that I have purchased. For those of you unfamiliar with the Canon line, they are targeted at users who value simplicity and ease of use. Clearly, they are also focused on a price point that is quite low. If you are looking for greater sophistication and higher quality (both photographic and build), there are many other choices. However, given its mission, the A3100 succeeds.

    First, ease of use is well thought out. The user is presented with icons intended to be intuitive. However, there is a safety net for those perplexed by that approach: the software provides a running, written commentary on the purpose of the available options. The designers have attempted to make this device as palatable and non threatening as possible.

    Second, even for users accustomed to more sophisticated cameras, the image quality is more than satisfactory. When purchasing a digital camera, one should not concentrate on “pixels”. Digital imaging is dependent upon lens quality and the processor, in this case Canon’s Digic III. I have felt that Canon’s processors were among the best, for years. However, it is fair to say that the technology has improved to such an extent that many of the major brands are competitive with one another.

    My primary concern and criticism is build quality; the battery and memory card door is flimsy (another review mentioned this), as is the USB port cover. Only time will tell if this is a problem.

    Another review has mentioned dark images and less than satisfactory results with the zoom. While I have not utilized the digital zoom, yet, I find the optical zoom and image stabilization to operate quite well.

    This is not an advanced SLR or a Leica; nor is it intended to be. However, within the scope of its designers’ intent, it performs admirably, rewarding the user with photos above “snapshot” quality. For approximately $150.00, it is difficult to imagine a better performer.

  10. Surgery100 Says:

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    This is a compact, easy-to-use, bring the fun back to photography camera that provides Canon’s photo quality in a lower cost, compact build. A little bit bigger than the digital elphs, this camera still fits comfortably in a shirt or pant pocket.

    The feature set is very basic, and nothing new. It has a “Face select” feature which lets you select which person you want to focus on in a group. On the dial it has four settings: Auto, Easy, Program and movie modes. The auto mode is just as with every other camera, the camera will select the settings it determines best, but you maintain control (if you care to select it) over the white balance and flash. Easy is the same as auto, except no options. Program gives you the option to select among several “scenes”: Portrait, Landscape, Night, Kids&Pets, and Indoor (buried in the menu you can also select lesser used scene settings like Beach, Long Shutter, and Fireworks).

    The only negative I’ve encountered with the camera is the relatively slow processor. That is the power up time (the time between turning the camera on and taking the first picture) is average (about 2 seconds), however, the time between pictures is around 2 seconds without the flash to 4 seconds with the flash. If you envision having (or wanting) to take faster pictures, then this is not the camera for you. Similarly, if you want to have any control over settings (i.e. shutter speed if you want to take pictures of your running toddler) this is not the camera for you.

    Bottom line:

    Canon replaces control and feature selection for extreme ease-of-use. This camera is a solid option for the money, and in case you are considering the A3000 IS, this (the A3100) is well worth the extra $30 (better resolution and faster picture-to-picture time).

    The picture quality is great, no blur and vivid colors.

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