Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Point & Shoot Digital Camera Silver
  • Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Point & Shoot Digital Camera Silver

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Point & Shoot Digital Camera Silver

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Key Features
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 12.1 MP
  • Optical Zoom 4x
  • Built in Flash Yes
  • Screen Size 2.7 Inches
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Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Point & Shoot Digital Camera Silver - Expert Reviews

Overall Review

The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS tops the digital camera list of its affordable price range. The camera comes with a built in flash and 4x optical and digital zoom and boasts of an optical image stabilizer system to prevent image blur.The thinly designed A series camera measuring only 97.2mm x 58.2mm x 28.1mm and weighing 155 grams. The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS has a12.1 megapixel CCD type sensor of 1 / 2.3 inch. The lens of the camera has a focal length of 6.2 in wideangle to 4.8 in telephoto setting. The camera allows focus to as close as 1cm in wideangle setting and 30 cm in telephoto setting with infinity being the farthest focusing point. In macro setting, the farthest focusing point is 60 cm. The camera uses a TTL autofocus and Optical Viewfinder.It has a 2.7-inch TFT color LCD with Approx. 230,000 dots and 100% LCD coverage.The ISO sensitivity ranges from 80-1600. The internal flash ranges 30 cm - 4.0 m (W), 30 cm - 2.0 m (T). There are many different shooting modes including portrait, night snapshot etc. The intelligent auto mode automatically detects shooting scene. The camera also has an advanced face detection technology with Face Detection Self-Timer and Photo Effects. The camera allows continuous shooting at 0.8 shots/sec and uses SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card for storing still images in JPEG format and movies in AVI format. 

Design and Build Quality

With a metallic build and stylish, elegant design , the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS measures 97.2mm x 58.2mm x 28.1mm and weighs 155 grams. Use of a lithium ion battery greatly reduces its weight and also improves the battery life. Although it continues lacking a hand grip, it has a smooth finish which sometimes make this camera difficult to hold. The majority of the external controls are user friendly with a conventional setting. The camera is a simple one with limited photographic features. The top has the microphone hole, power button, shutter button and shooting mode dial which is quite inconveniently placed. The zoom lever is thumb operated and the camera sports a tripod mount and battery compartment on the bottom with the card slot. The rear of the camera has a 2.7 inch LCD with control pad on the right. Focusing can be accessed by the right and left buttons of the navigation pad. The camera has a dedicated Display button which is used for playback functions and also serves other functions like playback image zoom and magnifying images in the grid. The build of the camera supports its functioning at a temperature rang eof 0 deg to 40 deg and operates at a humidity of 10-90%! 

Focus and Face Detection

The camera has a TTL type auto focus with a built in flash. The focus of the camera has a range of 3cm to infinity in wideangle setting and 30 cm to infinity in telephoto format. The closest focusing distance is 60 cm in macro mode. The optical image stabilizer prevents blurring of images and allows optimum zoom and focusing for perfect pictures. The camera features a 4x zoom, both digital and optical giving a 16x combined zoom. The camera also has an intelligent face ID recognition technology which recognizes faces of the subjects and accordingly set the focus, flash exposure and timer in the correct settings. 

Lens and Image Stabilization

The Canon PowerShot A3100 uses a lens of focal length 6.2 in wideangle setting and 24.8 in telephoto setting to deliver a 4x optical zoom. The optical image stabilizer adds on to prevent blurring of the image. The camera has red eye reduction and internal flash for proper lighting and imaging in dull surroundings. The camera boasts of a special anti shake system which compensates for the shake in the camera during photography and prevents image blur furthur. 

Screen and Menus

The camera uses a 2.7 inch wide TFT color LCD monitor with 230000 dots and good quality brightness. Although it lacks an optical viewfinder, it gives 100% coverage. The menu is user friendly and accessed by a dedicated button below the navigation pad. Settings like white balance, exposure compensation and ISO speed are removed from menu making it easy to use. The large and bright LCD facilitates access of the various options and their selection. There are hints and tips for beginners in bubbles. The camera has a Program mode and a comprehensive range of different scene modes with automatic settings fror users who just want to aim and shoot. The intelligent auto itself adjusts brightness, contrast, distance and overall hue, then selects the best scene setting from 18 possible modes.


The camera uses a Lithium ion battery which greatly reduces its weight and has an increased life of about 240 shots. The battery compartment also lodges the memory card slot which supports SD, SDHC, SDXC and multimedia cards. For the purpose of Computer Interface , the camera has a 2.0 Hi-Speed USB which is a  a dedicated female connector with unified type of digital, audio and video data transfer and NTSC/PAL for video ouput. Monaural subserves audio output of the camera. 

Video Mode

The camera has a major drawback that it allows no HD recording. It records video at 640x480 VGA at 30fps with mono sound. The Long Play mode allows storage of the twice the length of footage on the memory card. The camera gives a wide range of options in playing, reviewing and managing images. It allows zoom while playback and image editing. The Display button can be used to adjust ISO, brightness of any image. The camera stored videos for easy playback on PC and TV in AVI format and images in JPEG format. 


The camera uses a12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device image sensor to deliver magnificent images of high quality. A sensor turns optical images to electrical signal for processing and thus is the eye of the camera in true sense. 


Anti shake system

Many shooting modes to choose from

Stylish elegant body with slim design


No HD recording

No optical viewfinder

No hand grip

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Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Point & Shoot Digital Camera Silver Specifications

General Features
  • Brand Canon
  • Color Silver
Camera Features
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 12.1 MP
  • Sensor Type CCD Sensor
  • Sensor Size 1/2.3 Inches
  • Maximum Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
  • Minimum Shutter Speed 15 sec
  • Optical Zoom 4x
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Audio Video Interface Analog Audio Output (Monaural) / Analog Video Output (NTSC or PAL)
  • Focal Length 35 mm (Film Equivalent)
Convenience Features
  • Shooting Modes Auto, Beach, Easy, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids&Pets, Landscape, Long Shutter, Low Light, Movie, Face Self-Timer, Night Snapshot, Program, Portrait, Poster Effect, Snow, Super Vivid
  • Continuous Shots Up to 0.8 fps
  • Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
  • Metering Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Image Enhancements
  • ISO Rating Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
  • White Balancing Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent-H, Tungsten
  • Red Eye Reduction Yes
  • Macro Mode 3 - 60 cm (W), 30 - 60 cm (T)
  • Screen Size 2.7 Inches
  • Image Display Resolution 230000 dots
  • Video Display Resolution 640 x 480 pixels 30 fps*/30fps LP*, 320 x 240 (30fps*) * Actual frame is 29.97fps pixels
  • Bluetooth No
  • USB Yes
Images & Video
  • Video Format AVI
  • Audio Formats WAV
  • Built in Flash Yes
  • Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Slow Sync Flash
  • Flash Range 3m
Power Source
  • AC Adapter AC Adaptor Kit ACK-DC60
  • Battery Type Battery Pack (NB-8L)
  • Weight 165 gms
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