Good design, large display, simple operation, good image quality, optical image stabilization
Compact, well-built, 4x zoom with optical image stabilization, Good detail from 12-megapixel sensor, Decent 2.7-inch LCD, Smart Auto analyzes each scene to pick the correct settings, Good auto white balance indoors, Face Detection, Face Self-timer, Ver...
The 12.1MP (megapixel) resolution makes editing photos easier.
Good color reproduction, Quick to focus in good lights, Efficient Optical IS, Compact design
Well built, compact and classy, Excellent optical image stabilization, Fast flash recycling, Good practical zoom range.
Poor image adjustment option, no optical zoom while recording videos, slow performance
Lens doesn't go very wide, Higher-than-average barrel distortion at wide-angle, Soft images at full telephoto, No manual or priority exposure modes, Slow 0.8 frames per second continuous mode shooting, Doesn't use inexpensive AA batteries, Slightl
The camera features a small 4x optical zoom.
Average low light performance, Noise presence and loss of details above ISO 200, Standard video resolution, Buttons feel a bit cheap
Inconsistent image quality, Fiddly mode dial, Coarse zoom control, Poor battery life.
By PC Mag on January 31, 2011
Canon's PowerShot A3100 IS ($159 list) comes equipped with a 12.1 megapixel CCD optical sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens. In addition to a 2.7-inch LCD screen, this point-and-shoot sports several performance and convenience features including Smart...-
By Tbreak.com on August 25, 2010
Whether it is worth the extra AED 100 depends on your average usage and desired results. At the end of the day, both the IXUS 105 and PowerShot A3100 IS are very capable offerings by Canon for the point and shoot...-
By TechTree on July 13, 2010
The Canon A3100 IS is a low price, point-and-shoot camera. It has a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, and a 2.7" display.The A3100 IS has a simple but attractive design. It is available in three colors; silver,...70
By The Imaging Resource on June 10, 2010
As our Lab Technician Luke Smith pointed out in his shooting notes, the PowerShot A3100 IS "has Canon genes." Everything works easily and just the way you expect it to work. And the results -- the quality of the images -- are pleasing. I am...-
By TopTenREVIEWS on June 01, 2010
This point and shoot digital camera features only the basics and possesses no advanced...63
By PCWorld India on May 27, 2010
The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS which costs Rs. 8,995 is on the upper end of budget point and shoot camera. It captures good image quality for its class which makes it a good option for those who just need a camera with basic features. If you are a...70
By Trusted Reviews on May 06, 2010
A , Canon's PowerShot A-series of compact cameras used to be very popular with hobby photographers and were designed with that audience in mind, with robust construction, comfortable handling, optical viewfinders and manual exposure controls....60
By CNET Australia on April 07, 2010
The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS is a very good simple point-and-shoot, even though it doesn't do much beyond...70
By PhotographyBLOG on March 22, 2010
The Canon Powershot A3100 IS is a sensible choice as a first digital camera. There's nothing here to get too excited about, but the combination of ease-of-use, advanced features for beginners and solid image quality is a compelling one.The usual...80
By Steves Digicams on March 17, 2010
Steve's SnapShot12.1-Megapixel Imaging Sensor2.7-Inch LCD Screen4x Optical zoom lens: 35-140mm (35mm equivalent)Smart Auto modeFace DetectionLi-Ion Battery power sourceSD/SDHC/SDXC memory card compatibleVideo CaptureProsExcellent image qualityVideo...-