Canon A3400 IS summary
Canon A3400 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact camera originally launched on February of 2012. The camera has got a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The A3400 IS places at #57 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #777 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your custom factors.
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Canon A3400 IS family
The Canon A3400 IS has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can check out all previous and more recent models as well as key specs.
Canon A3400 IS Gallery
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Canon A3400 IS Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Canon A3400 IS based on features that are normally regarded as useful in a camera.
Canon A3400 IS Sensor information
The spec of the sensor on the Canon A3400 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might cause cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor has 16MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The image below shows the A3400 IS's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The A3400 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 a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon A3400 IS dimensions
Canon A3400 IS is 0.28 lb (126g or 4.44 oz) & has outside dimensions of 94mm x 56mm x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Canon A3400 IS is less heavy as compared with its competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Below is a photo of the Canon A3400 IS besides a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view here will show the button design on the A3400 IS.
Canon A3400 IS Lens information
The A3400 IS comes with a built in lens having a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not huge nevertheless it will surely be handy in a few situations.
At it's widest 28mm, it has an aperture of f2.8 and that's quite sluggish and not very good for low light circumstances and you might find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to boost your ISO resulting in noisy files. On the long end, 140mm comes at f6.9 which is fairly slow and you would have to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Canon A3400 IS Connectivity
The A3400 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and in some cases adjust settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon A3400 IS Video information
The highest possible video quality on the Canon A3400 IS is 1280 x 720 and you can record in H.264 format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You should shoot for a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The body does not offer a microphone and / or headphone jack so you get absolutely no control over the sound. It is perhaps best to purchase another camera should you want decent sound for your video clips.
Canon A3400 IS Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Canon A3400 IS so you have to be careful in rainy and dusty conditions.
Canon A3400 IS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon A3400 IS has got a 3" fixed display screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you are able to adjust focus point as well as adjust settings using your fingertips.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs for Canon A3400 IS are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather handy for bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon A3400 IS Shutter information
Canon A3400 IS continuous shooting speed is 1.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Canon A3400 IS Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon A3400 IS has just in-built flash with missing external flash support.
Canon A3400 IS Autofocusing information
Canon A3400 IS has only Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster and precise as compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is handy for taking photos of people.
The Sensor has got 9 focus points to pick from. Canon A3400 IS has tap to focus. You can use your fingers to adjust where you focus. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Canon A3400 IS lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing can be good for low light occasions or you want more exact depth of field control.
Canon A3400 IS Battery life
The battery life (NB-11L) in the Canon A3400 IS is made to last for 180 pictures according to the CIPA standards making it lesser when compared with it's competition. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Canon A3400 IS for varying types of photography
The following bar chart shows a summary of the Canon A3400 IS for varying types of photography. To view more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Canon A3400 IS Portrait photography details
The Canon A3400 IS receives a points tally of 35 which is terrible, meaning that it is simply not very good for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files & ability to use off-camera flash.
Canon A3400 IS Street photography details
Having a nice points total of 67, the Canon A3400 IS is a good pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon A3400 IS Sports photography highlights
A terrible sports photography points total of 38 means the Canon A3400 IS is simply not very good for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have very good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon A3400 IS
Size is really important in choosing a travel camera. All round, the Canon A3400 IS gets a very good 68 for a travelling camera which makes it a good pick to take on your travels.
Canon A3400 IS as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're looking to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon A3400 IS and it's terrible rating of 42 for a landscape camera is simply not very good compared to its competitors.
Canon A3400 IS Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Canon A3400 IS is simply not very good for vlogging as it gets a terrible rating of 34.
Canon A3400 IS Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the A3400 IS, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram below will give you a summary of the A3400 IS compared to it's highest ranking competitors listed earlier.
These are various other cameras you may take a look at as alternate options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.