Canon A3000 IS summary
Canon A3000 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially released on January of 2010. It houses a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The A3000 IS is ranked #246 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over all #1208 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. You should check out our Smart camera finder to find camera rankings based on your customized criteria.
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Canon A3000 IS history
The Canon A3000 IS is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed list below.
Canon A3000 IS Gallery
You can view the A3000 IS from different angles in the gallery below.
Canon A3000 IS Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Canon A3000 IS based on things that are generally considered crucial in a digital camera.
Canon A3000 IS Sensor features
The sensor size on the Canon A3000 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved which means that you have less margin for error.
The image below displays the A3000 IS's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The A3000 IS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon A3000 IS dimensions
Canon A3000 IS has a weight of 0.36 lb (165 gr / 5.82 ounces) & has exterior size of 97mm x 58mm x 28mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the Canon A3000 IS is very much the same as compared with other rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Below is a photo of the Canon A3000 IS beside a soda to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view below will show the button arrangement on the A3000 IS.
Canon A3000 IS Lens features
The A3000 IS is equipped with a fixed lens with a focal range of 35-140mm giving it a 4.0 x zoom which is definitely not huge however it will definitely be valuable in a few conditions.
At it's widest 35mm, it has an aperture of f2.7 making it rather sluggish and not good for low light occasions and you will find it hard to get good bokeh. You will also need to increase your ISO causing noisy images. Towards the long end, 140mm comes with f5.6 making it pretty sluggish and you would have to choose slower shutter speeds.
Canon A3000 IS Connectivity
The A3000 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy images and oftentimes alter settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Canon A3000 IS Video features
The max video resolution on the Canon A3000 IS is 640 x 480 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is awful for today's standards. You really should aim for at least FUll HD resolution for video. The body does not have a microphone and headphone jack which means you have zero control over the sound. It is probably best to shop for an alternative camera if you want good sound for your videos.
Canon A3000 IS Weather Sealing
Canon A3000 IS does not have environment proofing so wet conditions could affect the camera.
Canon A3000 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon A3000 IS is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder details for Canon A3000 IS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders can be quite useful.
Canon A3000 IS Shutter features
Canon A3000 IS continuous shooting speed is 1.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Canon A3000 IS Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon A3000 IS has just in-built flash without external flash support.
Canon A3000 IS Autofocus features
Canon A3000 IS has only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & exact than Contrast Based autofocusing.
The AF system supports 9 focus points to choose from. Canon A3000 IS lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be good during low light or you want to have more accurate depth of field control.
Canon A3000 IS Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the maximum (470) battery life within this class of cameras.
Following is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the best battery life:
Canon A3000 IS for different forms of photography
The following illustration provides a rundown of the Canon A3000 IS for different forms of photography. To see more, browse to the specific section below.
Canon A3000 IS Portrait photography highlights
The Canon A3000 IS gets a rating of 20 which is terrible, and means the camera is simply not appropriate to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support together with the potential to utilize external lighting.
Canon A3000 IS Street photography highlights
Coming in at a reasonable rating of 56, the Canon A3000 IS is relatively appropriate for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon A3000 IS
A terrible sports photography score of 25 indicates the Canon A3000 IS is simply not appropriate for shooting sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon A3000 IS as a Travel photography camera
Weight is really critical when picking a travel camera. All round, the Canon A3000 IS gets a average 51 as a travelling camera which is fairly appropriate for your travels.
Canon A3000 IS Landscape photography factors
For anybody looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon A3000 IS at it's terrible grade of 27 as a landscape camera is simply not appropriate within the current marketplace.
Canon A3000 IS Vlogging details
A vlogging camera really should have a moving screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Canon A3000 IS is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it receives a terrible rating of 25.
Canon A3000 IS Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the A3000 IS, here is a number of the top rated cameras which fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph followed below provides you an overview of the A3000 IS versus it's highest ranking rivals listed previously.
There are more cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.