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Canon PowerShot A3000 IS 10 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD

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  • 10.0 megapixels, 4x optical zoom, and built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 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)
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 1.1 x 2.3 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0032JRRWK
  • Item model number: A3000IS
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,655 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 5, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

There's nothing more satisfying than taking great pictures! And with the sleek and silver Canon PowerShot A3000 IS, it's so effortless. The 10.0-megapixel resolution and 4x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer ensure radiant, detailed images. Plus, you've got an advanced DIGIC III Image Processor with evolved Face Detection Technology and the Face Detection Self-Timer for extraordinary control and performance. Smart AUTO lets you handle challenging conditions with ease.

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10.0-megapixel resolution
Canon PowerShot A3000 IS Highlights

Powerful A-Series camera with 10.0 megapixels, 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
With the PowerShot A3000 IS, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 10.0 Megapixel digital camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you'll be proud to display. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot A3000 IS can be enlarged up to 13 x 19 inches.

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The PowerShot A3000 IS has a 4x optical zoom lens that makes it easy to get the inspiring, emotive close-ups that will make your images lasting keepsakes. This magnificent lens gives you the power to shoot subjects with razor-sharp precision and stunning lifelike color. So you can brilliantly capture a shot of a sweeping landscape, or a child's big smile.

The PowerShot A3000 IS is also equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake--one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.
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Lithium-ion battery
The Canon PowerShot A3000 IS uses a newly developed rechargeable lithium-ion battery. This compact, powerful battery helps make it an incredibly lightweight and slim camera. Charge-up is quick and easy, so the PowerShot A3000 IS will be ready and waiting for those special moments.

New Scene Modes deliver more creative freedom
The Canon PowerShot A3000 IS gives you even more creative freedom by including new modes made to get the kind of images people talk about. Super Vivid captures the colors you see with your mind's eye, saturating the scene with intense colors. Turn drab scenes into exciting compositions, when dull pinks blaze into brilliant fuchsia and off-yellows suddenly burn bright and hot. Even dark colors become richer with Super Vivid. Sunsets and floral scenes turn into bursts of color, and get your photo noticed.

Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations of color into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts across your image for a unique artistic look.

18 Shooting Modes
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 18 Shooting Modes including Scene Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way.

Smart AUTO will do the work for you by intelligently selecting the proper settings
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Low Light mode in action
Just set the Canon PowerShot A3000 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.
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Low Light mode for improved shooting in dim lighting
With an ISO of 500-3200, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot A3000 IS where no A-Series has gone before--into the shadows! Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic color and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light, so the result will be scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Canon camera.

Large, bright 2.7-inch LCD
The PowerShot A3000 IS's large 2.7-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

Product Description

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS Point & Shoot Digital Camera - 10 Megapixel - 2.70" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD - Silver 4254B001 Digital Cameras.This item comes with a battery and a charger

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I have always…The instuctions/setup is super easy, the pictures are great and your subjects don't have what for a couple of seconds before they move to get great shots. 3… Read more ›
It is slick so that you can keep it inside your jeans pocket, and just works the way it is supposed to work. Quality is good in day light and fine during night. Read more ›
You can see the video screen easily in bright sunshine. The 4x telephoto lense and the electronic photo lense is fantastic and I've taken some amazing shots with both. I… Read more ›
These days that seems strange. However, the camera is great, pic quality is beautiful. Read more ›
It's easy to navigate the features, and I took both stills and two videos with it. Picture quality was excellent. It's easy to change between flash and none, easy to change… Read more ›
Canon has made the best point+shoot cameras for the last 10+ years. This camera takes fantastic photos that are clear as day. This is the fourth PowerShot I have owned and… Read more ›
I am extremely HAPPY with this camera,never have a problem with it. Clean,crisp pictures and easy to use. I will be using this camera for years to come without feeling the… Read more ›
Takes good pictures and the batteries last a long time (and recharge in a hurry) - I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a dependable, light weight camera that is easy to… Read more ›
Served me well over the last few years, not too fancy, but it's easy to use and takes good quality pictures. Read more ›
My camera, though inexpensive, serves me well. I'm a senior citizen, and I need an easy camera to use. This one couldn't be easier, and it takes very good pictures. Read more ›
it's a decent camera, easy to use and it takes surprisingly good pictures. i'd recommend this for any person that wants a simple camera. Read more ›
After years of striking out with cameras, I have finally found one I love! Extremely easy to use, as well as lightweight and affordable, this camera is sure to please Read more ›
I bought this camera to take on vacation for my 8 yr old grandson to use. For the price this is an excellent camera for a novice. It is very lightweight, which for me is a… Read more ›
Price was great and the quality of these little cameras gets better and better. I bought this one for my 12yr old daughter's b-day and immediately wanted to trade with her. Read more ›
Very happy with my purchase. Price was very reasonable and size works great to carry in my purse. Glad I made the purchase. Read more ›
If this is simplicity I am blown away. I do not hesitate recommending this camera which for the price is a great and quality buy. The battery lasts beautifully in spite of… Read more ›
he likes it's features and performance! very decent price and solid quality Read more ›
I never had problems with it during 1+ years. A good value for the money it costs. Read more ›
It works much better in artifical light than the Sony Cybershot. The video quality is good as well, it can easily hold its own against the pricier models. Shutter speed is… Read more ›
Very nice camera for the price. Excellent pictures and video. Easy to use. Read more ›
I had been looking for a camera that takes nice pictures and videos also, yet compac. This is the perfect camera. Read more ›
this item is a great item it was on sale its surely worth the money, every las penny of money spent its worth, the picture quality is awesome, takes great clear pictures… Read more ›
I like the build quality considering it's an…And I absolutely love the video quality considering it's not HD.....even the sound quality is great with the videos. The… Read more ›
It recharges in only 2-3 hours. I also love the video quality on this camera, as well as the sound. Not to mention how sharp the camera looks! Read more ›
Depending on how you count, the A3000 IS offers up to 18 separate shooting modes,…The 2.7 inch LED display screen is bright and viewable in even in direct sunlight. Thi… Read more ›
Its slightly thicker than other digital cameras, the LCD screen is quite clear. Beast of all the modes dial is a the top so there is no need to fidget with the buttons to… Read more ›
The Camera is good! Picture quality not good on screen but excellent on Computer. Nice and easy to use plus Cheap!! Read more ›
I guess they are slowly going obsolete on lower-end cameras. It comes with a battery charger and it holds the charge well and the screen is large enough to work with. BUT… Read more ›
Solid feel. Good LCD display. Easy to use (buttons and icons are similar to other Canon products). Read more ›
I normally shoot with an Olympus E-410, but I got tired of lugging…I wasn't interested in gimmicks like dual LCDs or HD recording since I probably wouldn't use them anyway. Read more ›
It takes clear photos and the battery life is very good. I love the manual dial to switch between modes. Read more ›
Don't buy this until they have a decent battery clip. Too late to return, so I am trashing this camera. Read more ›
I don't know much about photography but this camera fits the now-and-then needs of a…Light weight, good battery life, slot for memory card are some other advantages. Read more ›
It even comes with a…Speaking of which, I haven't drained the battery completely to see how long it lasts but after 2 hours of fumbling with it I still have a full battery. Read more ›
Og note ImageBrowser software not handle raw files though, wonder what DSLR magic picture…Og not have clear picture of battery life, since CHDK make battery go byebye fast. Read more ›
I feel its picture quality is good enough for a non-professional. In particular, I love its battery, which can keep very long time after charging. Read more ›
i bought this after dropping my old Canon camera and this one is great, has a great zoom feature and now has rechargeable battery so i no longer need those annoying AA size… Read more ›
This is a good little point-and-shoot camera that takes average pictures. Has a great zoom. Sometimes getting it to focus on what you want your subject to be if it's not in… Read more ›
I was supprised by quility of the pictures. would be good to have zoom more then 4x. Otherwise the product is great and i would recommentd it to anyone. Read more ›
Very nice light camera with good zoom and veryt nice picture quality. The only issue I have with it is that I boutght it of my in-laws and not only they, but even I are… Read more ›
After reading many reviews, I decided on this one. I would like more zoom, and maybe something "easier" to operate, but this does the job nicely. Keep those… Read more ›
This camera is certainly adequate for what we needed it for - something extremely portable for beach and pool trips with family when we don't want to lug around the big… Read more ›
Flash even in a big room is more than acceptable for on-camera flash, focus is quick and remarkably adept at identifying the right…Controls are well laid out and intuitive. Read more ›
Not only was it a great price, but it's a great camera. Compact and yet full of features. It takes great pictures and video. Read more ›
It is much slower. It lacks some nice features that my old camera had. As someone else pointed out, the focusing is schizophrenic. Read more ›
My ONLY critique is that the…Only a lower quality digital zoom exists but we cannot benefit the full function of the zooming experience, even if its an only 4X zooming. F… Read more ›
This camera's picture quality was so bad that I returned it and purchased a 300HS. 300HS has excellent picture quality and great video and features. I have several cameras… Read more ›
The auto mode and easy auto mode work okay and are a good option if you just want to take a picture without having to mess with settings, but I prefer to use the program… Read more ›
I got the camera yesterday and took about 8 pictures. The flash was great and the outdoor shots (on a cloudy day) were so sharp. The camera is light and plastic, it's not… Read more ›
Flash even in a big room is more than acceptable for on-camera flash, focus is quick and remarkably adept at identifying the right subject, image stabilization works as… Read more ›
Great camera with excellent flash performance. I wanted to buy a cheap "use and throw" camera for travel and when Amazon sold this camera for $79 with 4GB card and case, I… Read more ›
I was anticipating average performance from this little shooter but I was pleasantly…Real colors (something rare in a canon), good exposure and excellent flash performance. Read more ›
I'm pleased with the performance for this class of device. The thing that won me over was reading on here about the fast time between flash shots versus others in the class. I… Read more ›
Do I really care that one extends to…There have been times where I'd wished for a more powerful flash, but I'm thinking an extra 30 feet; I wouldn't notice an extra 2 or 3. Read more ›
The Optical Zoom allows you to take close up pictures and to see long distance targets much closer and…Finally, the camera is nice looking, sleek, and beautifully colored. Read more ›
Since I'm comparing this camera to other sub xxx dollar cameras, it doesn't warrant removing a star for it's inability to resolve a very complex scene with five different -… Read more ›
Auto focus worked well in most conditions. Video produced good color, good focus, and clear videos. Read more ›
And I absolutely love the video quality…The clarity, sharpness and colors of the pictures is impressive......*whenever* I'm lucky enough to capture a good picture. Read more ›
MEGAPIXELS The best professional color printers print 90,000 dots per square inch. That means it takes 4 x 6 x 90,000 = 2.2 megapixels for a 4 x 6 print. Read more ›
On the negative side, it is just as the Samsung and Sonys in detail in shaded areas,…Detail is great until you get it way out to full zoom, then it becomes a little grainy. Read more ›
The auto focus feature enhances your ability to…The Optical Zoom allows you to take close up pictures and to see long distance targets much closer and with great detail. Read more ›
Videos are extremely clear and detailed, showing nicely on full screen. Read more ›
Picture quality is about what I'd expect and need for its…User interface is intuitive and the camera does have a nice set of features for a camera at this price point. M… Read more ›
Granted it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that other cameras may have, however it's most certainly a reliable contender with it's simple, yet efficient interface. Read more ›
Good LCD display. Easy to use (buttons and icons are similar to other Canon products). The price is right so if something horrible happens to the camera, you won't cry… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

532 of 545 people found the following review helpful By bibliobob on November 7, 2010
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For serious photography, I prefer a big, heavy digital SLR. But where my goal is not photography but I want a camera along for snapshots, I use this.

I expected to buy a Lumix LX-series or Canon S95 - both attempts to match the capabilities of a SLR as much as possible in an easily-pocketable camera. But as I kept reading the reviews I got more confused, until I remembered the basic laws of physics haven't been repealed.

To roughly summarize the camera review sites, all major-brand subcompacts do a good job in bright light. The differentiators are low light, flash, performance, and manual control. And when you read carefully, you realize there's not a lot of practical difference here either. But there's no way to compare them without exaggerating the differences, which makes them sound more significant than they really are.

In low light, digital cameras increase the ISO, which means the weak signal coming from the sensor is amplified. This also amplifies noise, which causes an overall grainy look and, in dark areas, colored confetti. I don't expect any camera to work well in low light; this goes for pro-level DSLRs and film cameras as well. So paying extra for a camera that's really bad in low light rather than terrible doesn't make a lot of sense to me. It's a lot like choosing sunglasses based on their performance in dim light, or a screwdriver for its ability to drive a nail.

For flash, a commercial photographer typically uses a power pack that may draw 15 amps AC and power multiple heads which range in size from 4" diameter to over 36". Subcompact cameras have ridiculously small batteries and tiny flash tubes (typically under 0.2 sq inches) located at the worst possible place: near the lens.
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79 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Ed Hooks, Acting for Animators on December 31, 2010
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Purchased the camera for my wife, who was going to Thailand on a University trip. She came back with 500+ photos, taken in all kind of light conditions. All except two or three were in sharp focus, and the best of the lot are good enough to put on the wall. She had to recharge the battery once a week, she says. We uploaded her photos to our computers, no problem. I would recommend this for any casual photographer, including the one that is technically challenged.
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85 of 92 people found the following review helpful By G. Chris on February 19, 2010
I've owned over countless Canon/Sony models over the decade but just want to give a heads up since this is a new model and I wanted to give my opinion first.
I just got this today. Very cheap feel...camera feels very hollow and light. Pictures are great as usual from Canon. Not as many functions as my SD940 but a good point and shoot for the price. The right corner nob is a new twist for Canon ELPH models which looked weird at first but fast if you want to switch shooting modes (compared to my SD940). The thickness could be more compact given that the camera feels so light and hollow inside. The buttons need to be more crisp but its the pictures what matters most. Overall, decent camera for the money. If I had to buy again for the same price, I would go with the SD1200 which is more solid and compact.
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109 of 127 people found the following review helpful By H. kim on February 24, 2010
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Got the camera one week ago and already had one problem. After taking about 200 pics (for work indoors), the camera stopped working. The screen went white and could not take any more pics. Took out the battery and hoped this would reset the camera but nothing. Was on the way home to return the camera and decided to try one more time to see if it works. It started up and for the past 4 days, no problems. I am debating whether to return or not so I am keeping the box and all packaging in case it happens again. The pics don't look great on the camera screen but when I downloaded them onto my computer, the pics were fine. I am not a professional and for $150, the quality of the pics are more than good enough. Praying the problem was a one time glitch.... If it does break down, I will definitely let everyone know so they will be aware of this issue.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By JimBob on April 14, 2011
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I ordered this camera for to replace my wife's old Canon. It's a small compact camera that fits her small hands quite well. This little camera takes great pictures indoors and out under all lighting conditions. It feels solidly built and has more functions than she normally uses, but it's nice to have them available when the need arises. Her last camera had a lot of scratches on the LCD, so I put protective film on this one right away as the large LCD looks like it will be prone to it as well, maybe even more so. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder like her old one, but the LCD is large and bright enough even in sunlight. The Lithium battery lasts 10 times longer than AA batteries before it needs recharging.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By David R. Halperin on August 2, 2010
I purchased this camera at Sam's club for $120 including tax. I was considering a powershot 1300 but this caught my eye. I enjoy the rotating knob on top, that is what hooked me. The photos seem to be as good as my Canon that last year cost me over twice as much. It has all the controls you need for everyday snapshots, and then some. It is light weight. It is thick enough to hold onto securely. The photos come out very sharp. Low light capability seems just fine. I normally use Program Mode so I can set my own ASA (100 or 200) and Neutral Color. You could spend 100 dollar more a get a few more functions but not necessarily better photos. I think you would have to put out 200 dollars more to get results and control that was significantly better. I don't take a lot of video so the video capabilities of this camera (which I have not even tried yet) might be one reason this camera is so inexpensive.
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