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Canon Powershot A3300 IS 16 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Red)

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  • 16.0 effective megapixels, 1/2.3-inch CCD image sensor; 5x wide angle optical zoom and 4x digital zoom
  • 3.0 in. TFT LCD display with wide angle viewing; Built-in flash; 720p HD video recording
  • Optical Image Stabilizer; DIGIC 4 Image Processor; Discreet Mode; Creative Filters
  • Smart AUTO (32 scenes); Face Detection; Red-eye correction
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; SD card slot (card not included)
  • 16.0 megapixels, with a 5x wide-angle optical zoom (28mm wide) with optical image stabilizer
  • Record movies with 720p HD video
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Product Description

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Product Description

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS 16.0 MP Digital Still Camera with 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (Red)

What's in the box?

PowerShot A3300 IS Body ,Battery Pack NB-8L ,Battery Charger CB-2LA Wrist Strap WS-800, AV Cable AVC-400 ,USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU and Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

From the Manufacturer

Loaded with Features, Packed with Value.
Easy to use, powerful A-Series camera has 16.0 Megapixels with a 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (28mm wide) and Optical Image Stabilizer for capturing great images in a snap!

With the PowerShot A3300 IS digital camera, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 16.0 Megapixel 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 A3300 IS can be enlarged up to 13" x 19". The PowerShot A3300 IS has a 5x wide Optical Zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 28–140mm) that let you capture up-close and memorable images.

16.0 Megapixel Resolution
In Still Images or 720p HD Video, Every Detail is Beautifully Preserved.
Capture memories your way as either still images or in 720p HD video.

PowerShot A3300 IS digital camera puts you in charge when it comes to saving your memories. Canon technology lets you capture beautiful still images no matter what your level of photographic experience. Portraits of people posing or in motion, outdoor shots in various weather situations, nighttime shooting and more: the camera handles them all with ease when you shoot in Smart AUTO. High megapixel counts let you blow up and crop your still images just as you please, with no loss in resolution or quality.
Want to capture the good times in motion? Canon’s 720p HD video gives your memories the quality they deserve. If you’ve never shot video in high definition before, you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. 720p HD delivers stunning realism, capturing every detail with a level of clarity that, in playback, will bring you right back into the moment. Easy high definition videos from a compact still camera – now that’s value!

See the Image On a Big Screen.
Large, clear 3.0-inch LCD makes taking and viewing images a breeze.

The PowerShot A3300 IS's large 3.0-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.

3.0-inch LCD Screen
Everything’s Easy.
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

Just set the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS digital camera 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 32 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.

Smart AUTO

The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.

P Program

Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.

Live View Control

Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.


Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images.


The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject “pop.”


For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.

Kids & Pets

Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won’t miss those special shots.

Smart Shutter

The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.

Low Light

For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.


Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.


Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.


Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.


Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.

Long Shutter

Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.

Creative Filters

The Creative Filters mode dial setting provides easy access to special filter effect and scene modes.

Fisheye Effect

Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.

Miniature Effect

Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.

Toy Camera Effect

Simulates photos taken with “toy” or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.


Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.

Super Vivid

Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.

Poster Effect

Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.

Discreet Mode

Disables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial setting.


Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 30 fps for up to 22 min. and 05 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps or for up to 50 min. and 17 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240) at 30 fps for up to 3 hour 2 min. and 52sec. or 4GB per clip.

Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.

Shoot without Distractions.
New scene mode: Discreet Mode disables the sound, flash and AF beam so you can capture images in quiet areas.

How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you wanted to take a picture, but were reluctant (or simply not allowed) to disrupt the setting with noise or flash? New Discreet Mode makes picture-taking possible in museums, at performances, anywhere light and sound would not be welcome. Simply turn the mode dial to Discreet, and the camera’s sound, flash and AF assist beam will be disabled – without changing any other settings. If the camera senses low light, ISO speed will be automatically raised to get the best possible shot. You can even switch to playback mode to review still images or video, and the camera will remain muted.

Photographic Artistry That’s Easy for Anyone.
Creative Filters offers fun and artistic ways to capture photos.

Creative Filters Mode gives you lots of fun, easy ways to make your photography more creative. The camera does all the work – you simply choose an effect and shoot!

Fisheye Effect imparts a fun, familiar curvilinear distortion to your image that’s ideal for kids and pets. Miniature Effect plays with perspective, giving any shot the look of a world created in much smaller proportions – great for landscapes and city shots. When you shoot in Toy Camera Effect, you get the vintage effect of a first-generation camera, ideal for giving portraits a slightly distorted, unevenly saturated look of a picture you’d come across in your attic. Monochrome lends a moody beauty to your photography, producing shots in Black & White, Sepia or Blue. Super Vivid saturates colors to heighten the intensity and impact of any shot. Poster Effect takes away transitions between objects in the frame to give your image the high-impact look of a hand-painted poster.

Charge Up and Go!
Lithium-ion offers an easy alternative to recharge the battery.

Creative Filters Mode gives you lots of fun, easy ways to make your photography more creative. The camera does all the work – you simply choose an effect and shoot!

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS digital camera uses a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. This compact, powerful battery helps make it a lightweight and slim camera. Charge-up is quick and easy, so the PowerShot A3300 IS will be ready and waiting for those special moments.

A Bold Pop of Color.
Comes in 5 cool, crisp colors to match any personality: Red, Black, Blue, Silver and Pink.

Creative Filters Mode gives you lots of fun, easy ways to make your photography more creative. The camera does all the work – you simply choose an effect and shoot!

There's nobody else quite like you. So naturally, you demand a camera that is utterly you...like the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS. This camera makes getting what you want remarkably easy. Exquisitely compact, its design has smoothly curving edges. And it comes in five distinctive colors that let you tell the world who you really are. Express yourself as quietly or as boldly as you like. Simply take your pick from the stylish range of shades. There's a choice of Red, Black, Blue, Silver and Pink. Every color tells its own story and each creates a wonderful impression of you.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.7 x 0.9 x 2.2 inches
Item Weight 5.3 ounces
Shipping Weight 1 pounds
Item model number 5038B001
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 211 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #12,302 in Camera & Photo
#1,272 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com January 1, 2011

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Color: Blue Verified Purchase
This is an excellent Camera. It turns on and is ready to shoot in about a second. And if you change the default image size from the huge 16 megapixel to something more commonly used in the real world (and you have a fairly fast SD card), you can be ready for the next picture in less then a second.

It's sad to see so many people fail to understand this, and I'd say shame on Canon for not making this clear in their "start up" documentation. Even the CNET review pointed out it was slow writing a 16 meg file to the card (as would be expected), and my belief is CNET said that to chide Canon for not making it clear the setting should be changed to "what's appropriate for your picture needs".

Most people are not making Poster Sized Prints! And because of that, creating 16 megapixel images is a total waste of hard drive (and flash SD card) space, not to mention the time one has to wait for it to write it to the flash card (as so many have complained about).

Please take the time to do a Google search and read some of the freely available information on this subject. A 16 megapixel image is no more clearer then a 4 megapixel image on your 22" monitor.

I hope that's enough information to get people started to better understand this "megapixel" thing. The camera has the ability to write out a 16 megapixel image (yes that will be slow)... but the vast vast vast majority of us do not need this feature, it's overkill to the max... It's all the other features this camera has that make it a great choice!
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Color: Red
As an owner of multiple Canon camera's in my lifetime, including my current 7.1 mp "Powershot SD750 Elf" and 16 mp "Rebel T2i" DSLR, I really put confidence in Canon's products. Or, I did. Now I am just frustrated and at a loss for where to go from here.

First you should know that while I am not a professional photographer, I am far from a beginner and am pretty adept with technology. I purchased the "Canon Powershot A3300 IS" as a replacement for my now outdated and thoroughly used 7.1 mp Elf. I was beyond excited when it arrived and beyond disappointed after using it. Half of my images came out with a barrel-type distortion at the upper edge. This occurred mainly in close-up images that filled the frame, but also in a shot that was composed at about a 6 or 7 ft distance of three children. The two children squatting down were perfectly centered and look beautiful; but the child standing behind them who was just above the center of the frame, ended up with an elongated lump head. The close-up images would cause the heads and faces of the people in the picture to be elongated and at times even skewed. They basically end up looking like individuals afflicted with certain types of dwarfism, where there is an exaggerated forehead; or, in some of the images, the subjects looked like they were in a fun-house mirror with weird elongated and skewed faces and heads. The distortion was more subtle in some shots and more obvious in others; but I know my own family, and it was fairly easy to look at the image then look across the room and see that something was clearly wrong with the picture. I did not notice the distortion with scenery shots or photos of my cat quite as easily, but it *was* there in some images if I looked VERY hard.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is small enough and nicely fits into your pocket. Being 16 Megapixels and tons of shooting modes your going to need to browse the manual a few times to learn all it's features if you want to get some amazing pictures from it. The A3300 does have an Auto mode and bonus Easy Mode setting on the dial. In easy mode only a couple settings work and gives brief instructions on how it works, such as the shutter and zoom, otherwise the camera decides everything else for you. It also has a scene mode and special effects mode with allow for some creative shooting such as Fisheye lens, miniature, toy camera, etc. The camera feels very well built in your hands and the only down fall I found so far is that the flash is at the very top right hand corner and you can have a finger in the way of the flash if your not careful.

Canon Powershot A3300 16 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Black)
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Color: Red
I received this and quickly put it back in the box to return as soon as I tried shooting photos of my kids. I wanted a point and shoot to fit in my purse for those unexpected "Kodak Moments" but it literally takes 2 seconds after you press the button to snap the shot. Very frustrating as a parent! It takes nice pics otherwise. But read up on the shutter lag - the part they don't advertise.


We ended up getting the Nikon S8100. MUCH better for a quick point and shoot. I also love the scene selector - it selects the right scene for the conditions you're in. Not as high MP as the A3300, but unless you plan on printing out massive images, the S8100 is awesome. It has 10x optical zoom AND one touch button HD movie mode. Check it out!
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Color: Red Verified Purchase
I did a lot of research before purchasing this camera. My last camera used film, this is my first digital and first compact camera. I love it. It is foolproof and perfect size. I bought the [[ASIN:B004HW73O8 Canon Powershot A3300 IS 16 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Red]. I get confused if electronics/cameras have lots of gizmos, dials and settings, but this camera's functions and settings are explained clearly on the screen when selected. There is an Easy Setting so you don't really have to think or know what light setting and all that and your pictures will turn out great.

It does everything you could possibly think of or at least what I wanted, at an excellent price. It takes great pictures and video and comes with a battery, charger and cables and has internal memory as well. It catalogues and dates your pictures and can create slide shows. Today, I learned - fooling around - that I can change the pictures I take right in the camera. Say, for instance, I felt my arm looked too big or flabby in a photo that was otherwise perfect, with my husband, (not that this was me of course) I can crop it and edit out part of my arm and walla, the perfect couple picture. My hands shake when I hold a camera, very subtly, but this corrects for it with image stabilization.

I just love this little camera and am so glad I moved to a digital compact. My goodness, the options are unreal!!! Red eye correction - can I tell you how many pictures I've seen ruined, otherwise good pictures, due to this. At the price I paid, I feel I got a great deal. This camera is user friendly, a pleasure to learn, comes with a manual on disk, is light as a penny, and.... takes great pictures of moving objects too. I Definitely would recommend it.
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