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Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS

Portability
94
Imaging
33
Features
14
Overall
25
Canon PowerShot A3000 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS Key Specs

Canon A3000 IS
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-140mm (F2.7-5.6) lens
  • 165g - 97 x 58 x 28mm
  • Introduced January 2010
Canon A3200 IS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Launched January 2011
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Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS Overview

The following is a extensive analysis of the Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and both of them are produced by Canon. There is a considerable difference among the image resolutions of the A3000 IS (10MP) and A3200 IS (14MP) but they feature the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The A3000 IS was revealed 12 months before the A3200 IS so they are of a similar age. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise view of how the A3000 IS grades against the A3200 IS when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3000 IS over the Canon A3200 IS

 A3000 IS A3200 IS 

Reasons to pick Canon A3200 IS over the Canon A3000 IS

 A3200 IS A3000 IS 
LaunchedJanuary 2011January 2010Newer by 12 months

Common features in the Canon A3000 IS and Canon A3200 IS

 A3000 IS A3200 IS 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension2.7"2.7"Identical screen measurements
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS Physical Comparison

In case you're going to travel with your camera regularly, you're going to have to think about its weight and measurements. The Canon A3000 IS enjoys external dimensions of 97mm x 58mm x 28mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 165 grams (0.36 lbs) and the Canon A3200 IS has proportions of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are working with at the time. Here is the front view size comparison of the A3000 IS vs the A3200 IS.

Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the A3000 IS and A3200 IS is 94 and 95 respectively.

Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS top view buttons comparison

Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very hard to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions just by checking out technical specs. The pic below will help offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A3000 IS and A3200 IS.

As you can tell, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You can count on the Canon A3200 IS to produce extra detail because of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots much more aggressively. The more aged A3000 IS will be behind in sensor technology.

Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS sensor size comparison

Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A3000 IS
Portrait photography with Canon A3200 IS
19
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
33
good resolution (14 megapixels)
provides face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A3000 IS Street photography advice
Canon A3200 IS Street photography advice
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
57
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon A3000 IS as a Sports photography camera
Canon A3200 IS as a Sports photography camera
24
has image stabilization (Optical)
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
39
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
provides tracking autofocus
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A3000 IS as a Travel photography camera
Canon A3200 IS as a Travel photography camera
50
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse function
low megapixels (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
72
good resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
does not have Timelapse function
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A3000 IS Landscape photography info
Canon A3200 IS Landscape photography info
27
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not possible
low megapixels (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
42
relatively wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A3000 IS as a Vlogging camera
Canon A3200 IS as a Vlogging camera
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external mic port
34
relatively wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone support
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Canon A3000 IS vs Canon A3200 IS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3000 IS and Canon A3200 IS
 Canon PowerShot A3000 ISCanon PowerShot A3200 IS
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A3000 IS Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-01-05 2011-01-05
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-140mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.7-5.6 -
Macro focusing distance 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 15 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 165g (0.36 pounds) 149g (0.33 pounds)
Dimensions 97 x 58 x 28mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.1") 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID NB-8L NB-8L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom, Face) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HD MMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus
Card slots One One
Retail price $240 $230