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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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Color Black, Silver Black Black Black
Optical Zoom 4 multiplier x 14 multiplier x 5 multiplier x 18 multiplier x
Viewfinder None None Optical (tunnel) None
Max Resolution 10 megapixels 14.1 megapixels 16 megapixels 12 megapixels
Video Capture Resolution 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Image Stabilization Optical Optical None Sensor-shift
Battery Description Lithium-Ion NB-8L rechargeable battery & charger Lithium-Ion NB-5L battery & charger 2 x AA batteries Nikon EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion battery
Display Size 2.7 inches 3 inches 2.7 inches 3 inches
Flash Memory SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HD MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/MMCplus HC SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Dimensions 2.28 inches x 3.82 inches x 1.1 inches 2.4 inches x 4.06 inches x 1.5 inches 2.44 inches x 3.74 inches x 1.18 inches 2.44 inches x 4.13 inches x 1.38 inches
Optical Sensor Resolution 10 megapixels 14.1 megapixels 16 megapixels 12.1 megapixels
Optical Sensor Technology CCD CCD CCD CMOS
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 1.1 x 2.3 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 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 (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,112 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 5, 2010

Product Description

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

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
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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.

Customer Reviews

Very nice light camera with good zoom and veryt nice picture quality.
Alyunya422
So, I recommend this camera to those who likes a simple and affordable point and shoot.
Helen S. Lam
This little camera takes great pictures indoors and out under all lighting conditions.
JimBob

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

532 of 546 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.

LOW LIGHT
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.

FLASH
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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