Canon A3300 IS
- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 1600
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-140mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
- 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
- Released January 2011
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- Size Comparison
Canon A3300 IS summary
Canon A3300 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially announced on January of 2011. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The A3300 IS comes in at #102 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #934 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your custom criteria.
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Canon A3300 IS history
The Canon A3300 IS is part of a family of cameras. You can see the full range underneath.
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Canon A3300 IS Gallery
You can check the A3300 IS from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon A3300 IS Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon A3300 IS based on factors which are usually regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Canon A3300 IS Sensor specifications
The Canon A3300 IS houses the DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology processor. The sensor size in the Canon A3300 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the A3300 IS's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The A3300 IS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon A3300 IS dimensions
Canon A3300 IS weighs in at 0.33 lbs (149 grams or 5.26 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Canon A3300 IS is less heavy when compared to other rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Underneath is a picture of the Canon A3300 IS alongside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will provide the button layout on the A3300 IS.
Canon A3300 IS Lens specifications
The A3300 IS offers a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which is definitely not very good however it may be invaluable in certain scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.8 making it very slow and not very good in low light conditions and you will probably struggle to capture good bokeh. You could also need to boost the ISO which results in noisy photos. At the tele end, 140mm comes to f5.9 which is pretty slow and you will need to go with slower shutter speeds.
Canon A3300 IS Connectivity
The A3300 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send images and sometimes alter settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Certain applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Canon A3300 IS Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution in the Canon A3300 IS is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should shoot for a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone port so you have got little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for a different model should you require decent audio in your videos.
Canon A3300 IS Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Canon A3300 IS so you need to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Canon A3300 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon A3300 IS has got a 3" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specifications regarding Canon A3300 IS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders can be quite useful.
Canon A3300 IS Shutter specifications
Canon A3300 IS is able to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.
Canon A3300 IS Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon A3300 IS includes only built in flash without external flash support.
Canon A3300 IS Autofocusing specifications
Canon A3300 IS includes just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detection which is helpful for portrait photography.
It has got 9 focus points to choose from. It also has Tracking Autofocus for moving things. Canon A3300 IS lacks manual focus. Manual focus is useful for low light scenarios or you require more exact control on depth of field.
Canon A3300 IS Battery life
The battery life (NB-8L) in the Canon A3300 IS is made to last for 230 pictures according to the CIPA benchmarks making it comparable with its competition. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life for this range of cameras.
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Canon A3300 IS for various kinds of photography
The following diagram presents a outline of the Canon A3300 IS for various kinds of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon A3300 IS Portrait photography advice
The Canon A3300 IS receives a points tally of 34 which is bad, and means the camera is not good to use for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support & capability to work with off-camera flash.
Canon A3300 IS Street photography factors
Coming in at a average points total of 57, the Canon A3300 IS is fairly appropriate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon A3300 IS Sports photography details
A bad sports photography points tally of 40 suggests the Canon A3300 IS is not good for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon A3300 IS Travel photography info
Size is really critical when selecting a travel camera. In general, the Canon A3300 IS gets a very good 65 as a travelling camera which is a very decent option to buy for your journeys.
Canon A3300 IS Landscape photography info
For anybody looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Canon A3300 IS with it's bad grade of 43 for a landscape camera is not good amongst its competition.
Canon A3300 IS Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera should really posses a moving display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Canon A3300 IS is not good for vlogging as it delivers a bad rating of 31.
Canon A3300 IS Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the A3300 IS, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram down below offers you an overview of the A3300 IS versus it's highest rated competitors listed previously.
Following are additional cameras you may consider as alternatives. To read through a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.