Canon A3200 IS
- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 1600
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-140mm (F) lens
- 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
- Released January 2011
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- Size Comparison
Canon A3200 IS overview
Canon A3200 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact camera first introduced on January of 2011. The camera features a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The A3200 IS is rated #103 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #936 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can look at our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your personal factors.
The following is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon A3200 IS family
The Canon A3200 IS has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can find all earlier and new models as well as main features.
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Canon A3200 IS Gallery
You can see the A3200 IS from various angles in the gallery here.
Canon A3200 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon A3200 IS based on aspects which are usually seen as important in a camera.
Canon A3200 IS Sensor info
The Canon A3200 IS houses the DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology processor. The sensor specification in the Canon A3200 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 14MP and includes a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the A3200 IS's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The A3200 IS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon A3200 IS dimensions
Canon A3200 IS weighs around 0.33 lbs (149g or 5.26 oz) & has outer dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Canon A3200 IS is lighter when compared with other competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Down below is a picture of the Canon A3200 IS next to a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the A3200 IS.
Canon A3200 IS Lens info
The A3200 IS features a built in lens providing a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not very good nevertheless it is going to be helpful in some situations.
At the widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f making it excellent for low light situations and capturing a shallow depth of field. It is going to also let you choose a lower ISO to produce more clean pictures.
Canon A3200 IS Connectivity
The A3200 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and oftentimes adjust camera settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon A3200 IS Video info
The highest video quality in the Canon A3200 IS is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in H.264 format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You should really try to get a minimum 1080p quality for video recording. The camera doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone jack which means you get no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to consider an alternative model should you need good audio for your video clips.
Canon A3200 IS Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Canon A3200 IS so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Canon A3200 IS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon A3200 IS features a 2.7" fixed display boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder details for Canon A3200 IS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really handy during sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Canon A3200 IS Shutter info
Canon A3200 IS continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.
Canon A3200 IS Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon A3200 IS features only in-built flash lacking external flash ability.
Canon A3200 IS Autofocusing info
Canon A3200 IS features just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and accurate when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect making it helpful for portrait photography.
It features 9 focus points to pick from. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Canon A3200 IS does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode is useful during low light situations or you need to have more accurate depth of field control.
Canon A3200 IS Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest (470) battery life within this category of cameras.
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Canon A3200 IS for various forms of photography
The following bar chart gives a overview of the Canon A3200 IS for various forms of photography. To check out more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon A3200 IS
The Canon A3200 IS gets a points total of 34 which is subpar, and means the camera is just not appropriate for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos & potential to work with off-camera flash.
Canon A3200 IS as a Street photography camera
Having a reasonable score of 57, the Canon A3200 IS is somewhat suitable to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon A3200 IS Sports photography info
A subpar sports photography rating of 40 indicates the Canon A3200 IS is just not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have great autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon A3200 IS as a Travel photography camera
Weight is really crucial in buying a camera for travel. On the whole, the Canon A3200 IS gets a nice 72 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent pick to purchase for your journeys.
Canon A3200 IS as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most important factor will be image quality. The Canon A3200 IS at it's subpar grade of 42 for a landscape camera is just not appropriate amongst its rivals.
Canon A3200 IS as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should come with a moving screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Canon A3200 IS is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a subpar rating of 34.
Canon A3200 IS Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the A3200 IS, here is a range of the top scored cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart below shows you an overview of the A3200 IS versus it's top scoring rivals listed above.
Here are a few more cameras you might look at as alternatives. To see a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.