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Canon PowerShot A3100 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Red

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    There's nothing more satisfying than taking great pictures! And with the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS, it's so effortless. The 12.1 megapixels resolution and 4x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) 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. Scene modes give your images a professional feel, while smart auto lets you handle challenging conditions with ease.

    Product Features
    • With 12.1 megapixels and 4x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) and DIGIC III image processor
      With the PowerShot A3100 IS, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 12.1 megapixels camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you'll be proud to display. The high-resolution 4000 x 3000 pixels images taken by the PowerShot A3100 IS can be enlarged up to 13" x 19". The PowerShot A3100 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.
    • Lithium-ion battery makes the camera lighter and offers an easy alternative to recharge the battery
      The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS uses a 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 A3100 IS will be ready and waiting for those special moments.
    • Scene modes such as super vivid for additional bursts of color, and poster effect for a unique artistic look
      The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS gives you even more creative freedom by including 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.
    • Smart auto will do the work for you by intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations
      Just set the Canon PowerShot A3100 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.
    • Low light mode for improved shooting in dimly lit situations
      With an ISO of 400-3200, the low light mode takes the Canon PowerShot A3100 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 makes viewing images a breeze
      The PowerShot A3100 IS' 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 Highlights

    Product Identifiers
    ModelA3100 IS
    UPC13803120127, 8714574546407

    Key Features
    Camera TypePoint & Shoot
    Optical Zoom4x
    Digital Zoom4x
    Sensor Resolution12.1 MP
    Screen Size2.7"

    Optical Sensor
    Sensor Size1/2.3"
    Sensor TypeCCD

    Lens System
    Macro Focus Range3-60cm
    Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
    Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera35 - 140mm

    Max Shutter Speed1/1600 sec
    Min Shutter Speed15 sec
    Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
    Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
    Exposure ModesAutomatic, Program
    Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
    Light Sensitivity Max1600

    Camera Flash
    Flash TypeBuilt-in flash
    Red Eye ReductionYes
    Effective Flash Range0.3 m - 4 m
    Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator
    Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

    Memory / Storage
    Supported Flash MemoryMultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

    Viewfinder TypeNone

    Depth1.11 in.
    Height2.29 in.
    Width3.83 in.
    Weight4.79 Oz.

    Display TypeLCD
    Display RotationBuilt-in
    Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color
    Display Size2.7"

    Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - mono
    Microphone Operation ModeMono

    Connector Types1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
    Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

    System Requirements for PC Connection
    Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2

    Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

    File Format
    Digital Video FormatAVI, MJPEG
    Still Image FormatJPEG

    Max Video Resolution640 x 480

    Environmental Parameters
    Min Operating Temperature0 °C
    Max Operating Temperature40 °C

    Other Features
    Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, Automatic Face Tracking, Built-In Speaker, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Face Detection Self-timer, Histogram Display, Motion Detection, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Resizing an Image, Scene Detection Technology, USB 2.0 Compatibility, i-Contrast system (Intelligent Contrast Correction)
    Face DetectionYes
    Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

    Shooting ProgramsBeach, Fireworks, Foliage, Indoor, Kids & pets, Landscape, Low light, Night snapshot, Portrait mode, Poster effect, Slow shutter, Snow, Super vivid
    Special EffectsBlack & White, Custom Effect, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
    Continuous Shooting Speed0.8 frames per second

    eBay Product ID: EPID100106429

    Reviews & Research

    CNET Editors' reviewVery Good

    • THE GOOD

      Optical image stabilization; excellent photo quality for its class.

    • THE BAD

      Weak feature set; cheap feel for its price.


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

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    Created: 05/06/11

    Easy to use, great for vacations and perfect pictures every time.

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
    Review For: Canon PowerShot A3100 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Red

    I got this camera for a 7 year old. I checked it out and took some pictures and it is a great little camera. The kids can put the camera on auto and point and shoot. I got kinda attached to it myself. Pictures are clear, sharp, the exposure is a real plus in low light. Another plus for kids is the small size and light weight. It is a real deal at the price. The only concern with children using this camera is: be careful not to put their finger on the flash when taking a picture and be careful not to damage the LCD. This would also make a great vacation camera There is also room to grow past point and shoot with the other features the camera has. I love this camera.

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    Created: 02/01/11

    Canon comes through with a goodie

    Review For: Canon PowerShot A3100 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera - Red

    I bought this item because of my experience with Canon film cameras and their tradition of providing superb lenses for their price. I was seeking a format larger than 10 megapixels as well, considering that to be the equivalent of film detail. This camera touches both earmarks and on eBay the used price was also extremely comfortable. Prior to this digital camera, I've owned a number of Sony Cybershots, the dual media versions that are simply quite ancient. This camera is also literally pocket sized. I'm truly content with this camera; it has truly intuitive menus and a fast acting, accurate screen. The imaging is naturally light years better than my almost a decade old Cybershot, but the accuracy of the imaging has meant no surprises.

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    Created: 03/13/13

    Perfect little snapper for non-geeks

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    Excellent pictures for ordinary snaps, closeups to midrange, which is why I bought it. Handy size, all the right features and very intuitive controls; this is probably the first electronic device I ever owned where I didn't need the owner's manual, though you can find one online if you need it. Battery lasts a long time, I've had my camera four months and I've only had to charge it once. One caution, it is not very good for scenery/landscape pictures, but overall, the best $40 I ever spent.

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