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Canon A3400 IS
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Canon A3400 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Canon has excellent camera reviews
Supports video capability
Does not support Full HD video

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Canon Has Excellent 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 compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in February 2012.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Canon A3400 IS has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Nikon L120 which both of have better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Canon ELPH 320 HS (3.2" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The A3400 IS has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not have a touchscreen.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The A3400 IS supports video capability, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Nikon Coolpix S8200 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The A3400 IS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455 which all of have better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The A3400 IS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the A3400 IS does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-WX80 both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

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 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). Across all medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The A3400 IS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, and the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W are also worth considering.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The A3400 IS has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Digital cameras of this age and type still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated), the Lumix G5 (£788) (16.05MP and higher rated), or the DMC-GH3EC-K (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the A3400 IS has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, or the Canon SX150 IS.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon A3400 IS has a relatively typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S80.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera range from 2.5 to 38. The A3400 IS has a fairly small maximum aperture number (6.9) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras of this type and age is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22. The Canon A3400 IS has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon A3400 IS has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The A3400 IS features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The A3400 IS is a camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Canon A3400 IS features connection to PC, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports PictBridge

The A3400 IS supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The A3400 IS has a relatively standard weight (125 grams) compared to 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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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Canon A3400 IS features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A3400 IS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in microphone.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6182b001, canon 6187b001, canon 6185b001, canon 6186b001, 03caopsa3400g, psa3400isred, 6186b001aa
Barcodes 00013803146417, 00013803146509, 00013803146516, 00013803146523, 00033586953415, 00138031464178, 00138031465236, 03610170844716, 08714574578965, 08714574579016, 08714574579047, 08714574579085

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