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Canon A3400 IS
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Canon A3400 is Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD Mar 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Canon is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Canon also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix 5900[plb_2162_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon S9400[plb_1873860_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The A3400 IS supports video capability, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the A3400 IS, the A3400 IS has an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], and the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A3400 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A3400 IS also have a built-in flash.

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Has Four White Balances

The Canon A3400 IS has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The A3400 IS has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the A3400 IS is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Canon A3400 IS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of compact cameras that are a similar age to the A3400 IS range from 1.8 to 72. With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the A3400 IS has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of this age and spec have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 15 seconds, the A3400 IS has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The A3400 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). 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). The video resolution of all cameras of this type and age ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video. The A3400 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The A3400 IS does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Canon A3400 IS is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the A3400 IS are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to the A3400 IS do not have a GPS (satellite). The A3400 IS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not waterproof. The A3400 IS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon A3400 IS is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The A3400 IS is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The A3400 IS has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of this type and age. The shooting modes "Manual" is also found on this digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago is 3, the highest is 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,700. At only 1,600, the Canon A3400 IS has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the A3400 IS.

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Only Features Two Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Canon A3400 IS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A3400 IS. The light metering "Centre-weighted" is also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Canon A3400 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

Digital cameras of this type and age have normal focusing range (wide)s of between 0.01m and 0.8m. With a normal focusing range (wide) of only 0.05 meters, the A3400 IS has a fairly small normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the A3400 IS.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras of a comparable age and type to the A3400 IS is 93. At 100, the A3400 IS has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the A3400 IS.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the A3400 IS has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the A3400 IS. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 5mm to 39mm.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the Canon A3400 IS has a quite long flash recharging time compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the A3400 IS. Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the A3400 IS have flash recharging times of between 0.0005s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.2s.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon A3400 IS

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the A3400 IS has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price].

If this Canon digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3" and higher rated).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Canon released the A3400 IS.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the A3400 IS has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the A3400 IS.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the A3400 IS has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the A3400 IS.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price], or the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the A3400 IS has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the A3400 IS.

Alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price].

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon 3300[plb_1378452_price] (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The A3400 IS has a pretty typical weight (125 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon A4000 IS[plb_408140_price] (130g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 03caopsa3400g, canon 6182b001, canon 6186b001, canon 6185b001, canon 6187b001
Barcodes 00013803146417, 00013803146509, 00013803146516, 00013803146523, 00033586953415, 00138031464178, 00138031465236, 00151903078570, 00151903078587, 03610170844716, 08714574578965, 08714574579016, 08714574579047, 08714574579085

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