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Canon Powershot A3500 IS
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Canon Powershot A3500 is Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD Feb 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Taking superb shots and HD movies for instant online sharing is easy with the slim, stylish 16 Megapixel PowerShot A3500 IS with Wi-Fi and Smart Auto. Intelligent IS keeps everything sharp and... More
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26 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs both said that concluded that they would recommend this Canon digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Six experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and Chip.de have rated this camera on average 72 out of 100.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon cameras and also specifically for Canon compact cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Reasonably Priced

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon Powershot A3500 IS was good value for money. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “It is available in black, silver and red and is priced at around £109” in their review of the Canon Powershot A3500 IS. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS represents excellent value for money if you want a camera with Wi-Fi”.

One Canon Powershot A3500 IS reviewer reckoned that this digital camera was cheap. Four years ago expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS was announced in January 2013 and is a budget camera, with a 16 megapixel sensor” in their review of the Canon Powershot A3500 IS.

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Good Connectivity

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Canon Powershot A3500 IS review on expert website Ephotozine “5x optical zoom lens, as well as built-in Wi-Fi”. Photographyblog.com said in their review on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “Shoot digital camera featuring a 16 megapixel sensor, modest 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi and powerful DIGIC 4 processor”.

Good Quality Lens

One Canon Powershot A3500 IS owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good lens. One customer concluded that this digital camera had a good zoom.

Easy to Use

One person who bought this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Four years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their Canon Powershot A3500 IS review “The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS is an easy to use, point and shoot digital camera featuring a 16 megapixel sensor, modest 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi”.

Good Size

One Canon Powershot A3500 IS reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. Cameralabs.com said on expert website Camera Labs four years ago “The PowerShot A3500 IS is one of the more compelling options in the Canon's 2013 compact range”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec 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.

Other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price].

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Powershot A3500 IS has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Powershot A3500 IS supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Canon 145[plb_2166060_price] is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon S6800[plb_2118627_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Powershot A3500 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Powershot A3500 IS has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Powershot A3500 IS is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras that came out more than two years ago. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this camera.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of 10 times zoom factor, the Powershot A3500 IS has one of the higher playback zoom (max)s amongst digital cameras of this age. The average playback zoom (max) of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS is 9.3x.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Powershot A3500 IS has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. Across all compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 72. The Powershot A3500 IS has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Powershot A3500 IS has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (15 seconds) amongst compact cameras of this age. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot A3500 IS is 0.12s and the longest is 250s.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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TFT Display

The Powershot A3500 IS has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. Most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all cameras of this type and age the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon Powershot A3500 IS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Powershot A3500 IS. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Powershot A3500 IS has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The minimum aperture numbers of compact cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot A3500 IS range from 1.3 to 22.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Powershot A3500 IS the flash recharging times range from 0.0005s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.2s. The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a very short flash recharging time (only 0.0005 seconds) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support video capability. The Powershot A3500 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price], or the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that came out around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS do not support Full HD video. The Canon Powershot A3500 IS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Powershot A3500 IS are not waterproof. The Canon Powershot A3500 IS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Powershot A3500 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Powershot A3500 IS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. The Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Powershot A3500 IS is a two number of aspheric elements camera.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Powershot A3500 IS which has nine auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Across all the compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS the combined zooms range from 3x to 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 49x. With a combined zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Powershot A3500 IS has one of the smaller combined zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Powershot A3500 IS has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Powershot A3500 IS. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this type and age is 5mm and the longest is 39mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Powershot A3500 IS

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the Powershot A3500 IS over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Powershot A3500 IS has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

The Canon Powershot A3500 IS has a relatively typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S6150[plb_1147112_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the SAMSUNG DV300F[pl_1513072_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), or the SAMSUNG ST200F[pl_1682904_price] (16.1MP and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Powershot A3500 IS has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Powershot A3500 IS.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS[plb_1496416_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Canon digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the SAMSUNG DV300F[pl_1513072_price] (5x), or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] (5x) both from Samsung or the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Powershot A3500 IS has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price], the Panasonic DMC-FX90[plb_1291987_price], or the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[plb_955911_price].

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x) both from Nikon.

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Average Weight

The Powershot A3500 IS has a pretty standard weight (135 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Powershot A3500 IS.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price] (135g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Data Network
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Technical Details
Self-Timer

2 Awards

Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(8)
1 November 2013

The PowerShot A3500 IS is one of the more compelling options in the Canon's 2013 compact range. The decision to fit entry level IXUS / ELPH models with the same 16 Megapixel CCD sensor and Digic 4...

Camera Labs

26 August 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS is an easy to use, point and shoot digital camera featuring a 16 megapixel sensor, modest 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi and powerful DIGIC 4 processor. It's a camera... Read more…

15 July 2013

The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS represents excellent value for money if you want a camera with Wi-Fi. Without Wi-Fi, the feature set is that of an entry-level camera, usually priced around or just...

3 July 2013

La nueva Canon PowerShot A3500 IS no solo permite enviar fotos a móviles o tablets, sino que es compatible con impresoras WiFi, como las de su serie Selphy. Además, conectándola a una red WiFi... Read more…

31 May 2013

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS ?? ????? ???????????? ?? ?????? ????? ? IXUS 140, ?? ????? ??? ???????: 1359 ?????? ?????? 1699 ???. ??? ???? ???????? ??? ?????? ?????????? ????, ???????????? ?? ?????? ?...

4 November 2013

Die Canon PowerShot A3500 IS bietet eine Auflösung von 16 Megapixeln, einen 5-fachen optischen Zoom und einen integrierten Blitz. Verwacklungen soll der optische Bildstabilisator verhindern. Zur... Read more…

5x stabilised optical zoom
Built-in Wi-fi, and GPS via a smartphone
Optical zoom works in movie mode
Eco mode extends battery life
Precio razonable
Lacklustre image quality
Poor high ISO noise performance
Complicated wi-fi operation
Lengthy shooting mode menu
No graba vdeo Full HD
14 August 2013

Die Canon PowerShot A3500 IS weckt Neugier: Für rund 110 Euro liefern die Japaner eine Automatik-Kamera mit 5fach-Zoom, 3-Zoll-Display und eingebautem WLAN. Das Ganze verpackt in einem kompakten... Read more…

4 April 2013

Il settore delle ultracompatte è ormai sempre più affollato e concorrenziale e una fotocamera deve sapersi distinguere per rappresentare un'attrattiva in questa categoria. Con la nuova A3500 IS... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers psa3500, psa3500i, 8165B004, psa3500is, 8163B012AA, 8156B012AA, psa3500isp, 8162B015AA, 8165B011AA, psa3500ispr, 816692R17PX, 816747R17TG, canon cz6h442, 8714574597003, powershota3500b, pshota3500iszwa, canon 8714574597003, canon 8163b012aadri007, A3500IS BK + Hama Acce
Barcodes 00013803134681, 00013803214284, 00700175521903, 00700175522627, 00714574596945, 00799475386404, 00799475386411, 02724287503341, 04960999972572, 04960999972602, 04960999972770, 04960999974163, 05052916709572, 05055189016521, 05060397080455, 08714574596907, 08714574596938, 08714574596945, 08714574597003, 08714574598765, 08714574598833, 08714574598864, 08714574598918, 08714574600789, 08714574600819

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