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Canon A3200 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x Jun 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Five industry awards
Easy to use
Good value for money
44 Reviews + 5 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Best Value PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Expert Reviews Budget Buy

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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This camera has received five awards from digital camera experts.

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which wrote that this medium megapixel digital camera was good.

This medium megapixel digital camera was given a "Value for Money" award by both websites Expert Reviews and Digicam Buyer.co.uk, both of which thought that this camera provided a good bang for your buck.

The editor of one other expert review site decided that this digital camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. Fotomaniak.pl gave this Canon digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 80%. It seems that camera experts are not that keen on this medium megapixel digital camera.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 24 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 84 out of 100. Over 79% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 34,684 expert and user reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Fifteen people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. The Borg said on expert review site Amazon “I was looking for user friendly/easy to use camera so my parents (being a bit techno-phobic) wouldn't freak out” in their review of this digital camera. Theshopaholic wrote on expert review site Amazon six years ago “A good camera for taking on holiday, carrying around with you on a night out or out and about because of its size and ease of use”. They also mentioned “A small, point and shoot, fun to use camera” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Expert website Cameras.co.uk said “It takes a good quality snapshot in most situations although there were a couple of instances where I found the camera struggled”. The Borg mentioned “The picture quality is great and they seem to be really happy about the camera”. Theshopaholic said on expert review site Amazon “I was very surprised at the ease of use and quality of images, however the batteries lasted all”.

Robust

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Canon A3200 IS was well made. O. Kelly wrote on expert review site Amazon “Yet it has easy to access controls and feels surdy/well built”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Four owners thought the Canon A3200 IS had a good battery life. Five years ago Sharon mentioned “Battery life is remarkable for the size of it” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Theshopaholic said “The battery lasts a fair while”. Rebekah Sutcliffe wrote on expert website Amazon “Camera works well with a good battery life and good selection of functions” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5.


Price

Good Value for Money

Expert review sites Expert Reviews and Digicam Buyer.co.uk highlighted in their review that this Canon camera was great for its price.

Reasonably Priced

Seventeen people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good value for money. Six years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “That undoubtedly makes it cheap.”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “The PowerShot 3200 IS takes excellent pictures for an extremely reasonable price”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “It has some distinguished company, including the cheap and cheerful PowerShot A800”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Nine customers said in their reviews that the product was compact. Pocket-Lint.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint “Pretty much everything else you’d want from a contemporary compact snapsh”. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said “The Canon PowerShot A3200 IS is an easy-to-use 14.1-megapixel compact with a 5x optical zoom that can be sourced online for around £110”. Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “The mode dial makes using the camera even easier than most compact cameras and the filters make it really easy to add that extra bit of” in their review of this digital camera.

Average Weight

With a weight of 149 grams, the Canon A3200 IS has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 149g digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon A3300 IS.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228) (213g).

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Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “The new Canon PowerShot A3200 IS camera is firmly aimed at photography beginners” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Sharon said on expert review site Amazon five years ago “Small, compact, ideal for popping in your pocket or handbag and the pictures are great” in her review of this digital camera. Shackleton Wr963 mentioned in their review of the Canon A3200 IS on expert review site Amazon “Smiles - we can actally see who is in the picture! Sharp, clear, no red eye or wobble” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two people agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “It has a decent resolution”. Six years ago expert review site Cameras.co.uk rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said “It has 14 megapixels and a 5x wide angle lens”.

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Good Video Capture

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for video recording. Six years ago expert website Photographyblog.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Offering a wealth of auto modes, 14 megapixel sensor, 5x zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p movies and an attractive price tag of less than £125 / $150”. D. Stanford mentioned in their Canon A3200 IS review “If you are serious about HD movies, get a dedicated camcorder, this just gives you a slightly better definition video as opposed to VGA” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Amazon Customer wrote “Photographs and video are good quality” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5.


Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

This medium megapixel digital camera was released in June 2011.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The A3200 IS supports video capability. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support video capability.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon A3300 IS, or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which both of have better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A3200 IS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 which both of have better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The A3200 IS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Canon A3200 IS has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The display diagonals of cameras of this age and spec range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

If this Canon digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X-E1 (£439) (2.9" and higher rated).

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Fairly Wide Field of View

At 100 percent, the A3200 IS has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The field of views of cameras of this age and type range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the A3200 IS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the A3300 IS, or the G1 X (£419.99) both from Canon which and both of have better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the SAMSUNG DV300F (5x and higher rated), or the 150F (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (14x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Canon A3200 IS has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Canon A3300 IS is also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon 150 (8x and higher rated), or the Samsung Camera (£22.90) (21x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras of this type and age have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 22. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon A3200 IS has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the A3200 IS has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The A3200 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Canon A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 which both of have better reviews.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The A3200 IS has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3072 x 2304 and 4320 x 2432. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The A3200 IS has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera maximum image resolutions range from 4288 x 3216 pixels to 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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14.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.1 megapixels camera.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Nikon 1 AW1 (£549) (14.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The A3200 IS has an external flash connector, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The A3200 IS has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Has a Custom Colour

The A3200 IS has a custom colour, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon A3200 IS has an orientation sensor. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have an orientation sensor.

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Supports Live View

The Canon A3200 IS supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The Canon A3200 IS features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The A3200 IS has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The A3200 IS has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon A3200 IS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The A3200 IS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon A3200 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers concluded that this digital camera had good features. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned “It offers you a good set of features for the price”.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 5041b011aa, 5039b011aa, 5041b013aa, 5040b015aa, 5040b010aa, 5041b015aa, 5040b011aa, 5041b010, 5040b013
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Canon A3200 IS Review Sources

To prepare this Canon A3200 IS review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.
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