Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

  • Canon PowerShot A3100 IS
70
Based on 12 scores, 18 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on

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

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 70

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,...

By The Imaging Resource on

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 63

This point and shoot digital camera features only the basics and possesses no advanced...

By PCWorld India on 70

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...

By Trusted Reviews on 60

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....

By CNET Australia on 70

The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS is a very good simple point-and-shoot, even though it doesn't do much beyond...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

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...

By Steves Digicams on

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...

By TechRadar on 70

With the PowerShot A3100, it's fair to say Canon has the entire spectrum of compact cameras covered.From the excellent - and very cheap - Canon A490, all the way up to the top-end Canon G11, anyone in the market for a new compact camera will be able...

By CNET UK on 59

It just so happens that the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS arrived in our labs at just the same time as the Nikon Coolpix L22. Both have a similar resolution and a similar zoom range. Both also produce decent but not brilliant pictures (the L22's are...

By Cameras UK on 84

The Canon Powershot A3100 IS is a step up on an entry level digital camera. This is mainly due to the design and build of the camera. It can take a good picture in most situations. The features on offer are solid rather than spectacular, but I...

By Camera Labs on 82

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS / A3100 IS verdict The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS is a 12.1 Megapixel compact with a stabilised 4x optical zoom lens, and a 2.7 in LCD screen. It's the first Canon A series compact to use a Lithium-ion battery, as all...

International Review By Betabuzz on 65

Die Anschaffung der Canon PowerShot A3100 IS ist nur bedingt attraktiv, da das Vorgngermodell Canon PowerShot A3000 IS bei so ziemlich gleicher Ausstattung und besserer Bildqualitt weniger kostet. Davon abgesehen liefert Canon eine solide...

International Review By Smartson on

Canon Powershot A3100 IS r en trevlig och lttanvnd sikta-och-tryck-kamera. Tack vare kompakta litiumjonbatterier r modellen ltt att bra med...

International Review By TecnoZoom on 70

La Canon PowerShot A32100 IS una digitale compatta di buona qualit e ricca di funzioni utili per ottenere gli scatti migliori in ogni circostanza, anche se non eccelle in nessun settore. Presenta una risoluzione elevata, lo stabilizzatore...

International Review By Magnus.de on

Da die 10-Megapixel-Variante Canon A3000 IS etwas weniger kostet als das 12-Megapixel-Modell A3100 IS, annhernd die gleiche Ausstattung und trotz der geringeren Pixelzahl die bessere Bildqualitt bei hheren Empfindlichkeiten bietet, ist...