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Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of Canon PowerShot A3000 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and sensor. The contrast and storage get mixed comments.

usability, portability, price, image quality, screen

shutter, sensor, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A3000 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A3000 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image stabilizer and screen. The usability and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the performance.

price, portability, usability, screen, stabilizer

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A3000 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and image quality. The focus and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability and screen.

usability, portability, focus, image quality, price

screen, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A3000

 

A DSLR-style camera for just £350 sounds like a great idea, is it?

Light body ; Intelligent control layout familiar from the NEX system

Slow AF system ; Poor specification ; Sub-standard build quality

And therein is the issue to a certain extent; although the A3000 looks like a DSLR, it's more of a CSC in terms of specification, but at a price point and with a design aesthetic that means it’s certain to be compared to entry-level DSLRs.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Sony A3000 review - Offers very good value for the price

 

The unfussy A3000 suggests a good entry point for anyone considering their first ever DSLR – or rather ‘SLT' – interchangeable lens camera

Bargain price tag if you don’t mind the lack of extras, large and chunky controls, big and broad handgrip, easy and quick to shoot video

Operational speed could be improved, fixed and low-ish resolution LCD screen, no eye sensor on viewfinder, no Wi-Fi built in

In summation it very much appears then that the A3000 has been engineered to hit a budget price tag without it intially and outwardly seeming to be the case. But still, for its price it does suggest very good value even if its operational performance...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon Powershot A3000 IS

 

The Canon Powershot A3000 IS is one of the latest designs in the A series. This compact pocket sized budget camera uses lithium ion batteries. The battery has an operating life of 230 shots after which it is recharged. This makes this camera more...

The Canon Powershot A3000 IS is compatible with SDXC and SDHC memory cards and it offers a maximum convenience of 2TB that is easily portable. On purchase of this camera, you are freely entitled to join the canon getaway membership that allows you to...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Jodie Tyley (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

 

Is the A3000 more than just another budget compact?

The Li-Ion cell brings the A-series up-to-date, but the A3000 fails to match its competition on specs and image quality. The build and Image Stabilisation does go some way to redeeming it, however.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon Powershot A3000 IS

 

A 4x zoom compact with one eye on your budget

Price tag, build, looks

Soft images, over-saturated colours

In the below £200 sector there's plenty of competition for the A3000IS, even if it's exclusive to Argos, and the results are likely to determine the preferred model. For that kind of money there are far more impressive models in terms of image quality,...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

 

A small and light Canon PowerShot digital camera that produces excellent image quality

Image clarity, great for macros, no noticeable chromatic aberration, decent low-light performance, very light

Shutter button can be hard to press, zoom buttons can be awkward, focus not always accurate

Canon's PowerShot A3000 IS is a very light compact camera that's highly automatic yet can take very clear images. Its pictures are good enough that you can view them at their full size without losing any major details. However, we don't like the design...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

 

Canon's PowerShot A3000 IS doesn't deliver the best low-light performance, peppy shooting speeds, or extra bells and whistles, but it does deliver sharp, clean images in good light or with flash—at a very affordable price.

Low price. Canon's least expensive camera to include optical image stabilization. Great image quality in well-lit conditions or with flash. Easy mode for photography newbies.

No HD video capture. Slow shot-to-shot speed.

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Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS review

 

Canon's PowerShot A3000 IS continues the A series' trajectory toward "easy and fun" photography by abandoning a feature the line was known for in the past: AA-size batteries. This camera as well as its 12-megapixel linemate, the A3100 IS, uses a...

Optical image stabilization; good photo quality for its price.

Slow shooting performance; bland feature set.

The PowerShot A3000 IS is a good budget-friendly Canon compact, if nothing else.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Sony a3000

 

The Sony a3000 is a compact and affordable ILC that provides great image quality and good performance. It is also one of the most affordable ILCs on the market, and great idea for anyone that is looking to take on their first dSLR/ILC. Read more in our...

iAuto and Superior Auto shooting modes are accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Very compact body is easy to handle ; Excellent image quality at lower ISO settings ; Performance surpasses...

Weak pop-up flash ; Very high noise levels at the higher ISO settings ; Very sensitive onboard mic with no mic input ; Lower resolution EVF and LCD ; No HDMI output for HD movies on an HDTV

The Sony a3000 is a compact and affordable ILC that provides great image quality and good performance. It is also one of the most affordable ILCs on the market, and great idea for anyone that is looking to take on their first dSLR/ILC. Read more in our...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon A3000 IS Review

 

flash is in a bad location, the continuous shooting is slow and no HD movie recording.

Excellent image quality; terrific movie captures, absolutely easy to use Smart Auto shooting mode; and fun scene modes like Poster Effect ; Cons ; flash is in a bad location, the continuous shooting is slow and no HD movie recording ; Bottom Line ; The...

flash is in a bad location, the continuous shooting is slow and no HD movie recording ; Bottom Line ; The Canon A3000 is an excellent camera. It has a well rounded portfolio of abilities that would make anyone happy. Read more in our Full Conclusion ;...

The Canon A3000 is an excellent camera. It has a well rounded portfolio of abilities that would make anyone happy. Read more in our

Mar, 2010

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