Canon A3300 16.0 Megapixel Simple and Easy Reviews Roundup

On January 5 2010, Canon announced four new PowerShot A series cameras: the A3100 IS and A495, and the A3000 IS and A495. They're the first cameras announced that support the high capacity SDXC memory cards, supporting up to 2 terabytes of pictures (theoretically, until such a high memory card is available in the market).

Succeeding the A3100 IS at the top of the PowerShot A-series, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is slim and stylish with a solid metal chassis. It features a 16 Megapixels CCD sensor with a 5x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, a wide angle 28-140mm equivalent lens and 3.0-inch LCD screen. It is available in five vibrant colors - grey, red, blue, silver and pink colors. The PowerShot A3300 IS is scheduled to be available in late February for an estimated selling price of $179.99.

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Canon Powershot A3300 IS Camera Reviews Roundup


MacWorld - Sep 14 2011
"In our lab's subjective tests for image and video quality, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS fared very well for a low-priced camera. It earned a score of Good for both exposure quality and color accuracy, and a score of Very Good in the areas of sharpness and distortion. The A3300 IS's built-in flash is especially well tuned, producing evenly exposed images wit..." More »
60out of 100
Pocket-lint - Jul 30 2011
"As this isn't a camera that's about manual features or true photographic control, Auto mode, or rather here "Smart Auto" dominates proceedings. This compares scenes and subjects before the lens with no fewer than 32 on-board settings, and, using the likes of face/subject detection technology by way of identification, pretty competently selects the..." More »
70out of 100
TechRadar - Jun 11 2011
"Results from the A3300 IS are very pleasing overall, with colours looking vibrant, yet remaining true-to-life rather than looking over-saturated. The Auto white balance mode produces pretty accurate and consistent results under most forms of lighting, although we found a tendency towards warming images up a little too much under tungsten. Manually sele..." More »
80out of 100
CNET US - May 11 2011
"For its sub-$180 price, the A3300 IS is capable of turning out some excellent photos. But, as with most compacts, this really depends on how much light you have--the more, the better. Fine detail and sharpness are very good up to ISO 200 (though a little sharpening with photo-editing software improves things). Photos get noticeably softer at ISO 400 due to..." More »
70out of 100
Imaging Resource - Apr 29 2011
"It's gotten to the point that when I see a 14-megapixel camera, I think I'm not going to have any fun reviewing the thing. In low natural light I'm either going to get unacceptable levels of noise or Impressionist-like noise reduction that wipes out any detail. So when I saw the A3300 with its 16-megapixel sensor, I thought of taking my first vacation..." More »
Not Rated
Photography BLOG - Apr 15 2011
"Generally speaking, the higher the resolution, the greater the noise problem. This is because they're all tightly packed in together and when you take a picture they generate heat which causes a form of noise on neighbouring pixels. The good news is that Canon told us that they're aware of this type and the noise reduction they fit to the A3300 is geared up..." More »
80out of 100
Steve's Digicam - Apr 13 2011
"When looking over the photos we captured with the A3300, I was pleased with their overall quality for a camera in this price range. Exposures a relatively good, colors are pleasing, and the 16-megapixel image sensor combined with the camera's 5x optical zoom were able to produce nice sharp photos with good fine details. Like we've seen with a large majority..." More »
Not Rated
Camera Labs - Apr 11 2011
"The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is a 16 Megapixel compact with a 3 inch LCD screen and a 5x stabilised optical zoom lens. It sits at the top of Canon's A series compact range which combines point-and-shoot auto exposure modes with ease of use features like scene detection, face detection, Smart shutter and a range of scene modes. The technology works in practi..." More »
83out of 100
digitalcameraHQ - Apr 08 2011
"For casual shooters who shy away from calling themselves "photographers," the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is a solid point-and-shoot. It won't break the bank at $179, takes great pictures, and comes with decent features like high-def video, creative filters, accurate colors, and a 3-inch LCD screen. That said, the shutter lag may be problematic enoug..." More »
80out of 100
ePhotoZine - Mar 23 2011
"Taking shots with the A3300 is extremely easy and images are well exposed with colours accurately reproduced as well as being extremely competent at focusing. The Low Light mode takes sharp images even without the flash which makes it a good camera to take round a museum where the flash may disturb other visitors although the image size is limited to 4Mp. N..." More »
80out of 100
Digital Camera Review - Mar 18 2011
"Colors (default Canon color interpolation) are bright, hue accurate and natural-looking though visibly over-saturated. Reds are warmer than they are in real life, blues are a bit too bright, greens are more vibrant than those seen by the naked eye, and purples tend toward blue. Most casual shooters won't consider these minor color intensity/shift variations..." More »
80out of 100

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User Review of the camera - Canon Powershot A3300 IS

  • amazon
    amazon 2013-02-28 08:00
    I love this camera!, alexisfaith
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    I love this camera, I've had it for over a year now. It has great features. I especially love the toy camera effect. Of course, I also love that it's pink. Great simply and easy to use camera.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-02-28 08:00
    I love this camera!, alexisfaith
    I love this camera, I've had it for over a year now. It has great features. I especially love the toy camera effect. Of course, I also love that it's pink. Great simply and easy to use camera.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-02-15 08:00
    Three Stars, Paul
    Verified Purchase(
    Gracias
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-02-12 08:00
    camera, summersgal0
    Verified Purchase(
    takes wonderful pics have used it a lot fast charging easy to carry i love this camera would definitely recommen this
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-02-12 08:00
    camera, summersgal0
    takes wonderful pics have used it a lot fast charging easy to carry i love this camera would definitely recommen this
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-02-08 08:00
    GREAT CAMERA, GREAT PRICE!, Mike7456
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    Works good and Canon has the best bang for your buck. Perfect for my wife's purse and has some picture enhancements that provide some added value.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-02-08 08:00
    GREAT CAMERA, GREAT PRICE!, Mike7456
    Works good and Canon has the best bang for your buck. Perfect for my wife's purse and has some picture enhancements that provide some added value.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-01-31 08:00
    Camera, Jess
    Verified Purchase(
    It was a good camera, it had a lens error in less than a month though, I had only taken it out of my camera case, turned it on, and it malfunctioned. Not the seller's fault though! And they refunded my money for it fully and were easy to work with!
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-01-31 08:00
    Camera, Jess
    It was a good camera, it had a lens error in less than a month though, I had only taken it out of my camera case, turned it on, and it malfunctioned. Not the seller's fault though! And they refunded my money for it fully and were easy to work with!
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-01-13 08:00
    A good camera., S
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    Quite a good camera, Somehow it fell and the screen broke. I think it may be a bit fragile because it was actually in the case when it fell.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-01-13 08:00
    Canon Powershop A3300 IS 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom, LAM
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    I LOVE this camera! It is compact and very easy to use and takes GREAT pictures! I use this all the time now for personal use AND work use. I haven't even read the directions yet, it is that easy to use. And I love that the battery takes minimal time to recharge and that charger is lightweight and portable. LOVE IT!!!
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-01-13 08:00
    A good camera., S
    Quite a good camera, Somehow it fell and the screen broke. I think it may be a bit fragile because it was actually in the case when it fell.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-01-13 08:00
    Canon Powershop A3300 IS 16MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom, LAM
    I LOVE this camera! It is compact and very easy to use and takes GREAT pictures! I use this all the time now for personal use AND work use. I haven't even read the directions yet, it is that easy to use. And I love that the battery takes minimal time to recharge and that charger is lightweight and portable. LOVE IT!!!
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-01-02 08:00
    Slow, Graeme Alkins
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    I agree with other negative reviewers, this camera is a pain to use when it has to focus and the length of time it takes to finally shoot. For the price it can probably satisfy more patient persons.....
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-01-02 08:00
    Like it., Rusty G
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    Had mine several months now. No problems with it. Although on the camera video playback the volume isnt very loud at all. Nice little camera. I like it..
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-01-02 08:00
    Like it., Rusty G
    Had mine several months now. No problems with it. Although on the camera video playback the volume isnt very loud at all. Nice little camera. I like it..
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-01-02 08:00
    Slow, Graeme Alkins
    I agree with other negative reviewers, this camera is a pain to use when it has to focus and the length of time it takes to finally shoot. For the price it can probably satisfy more patient persons.....
  • amazon
    amazon 2012-12-16 08:00
    THE Point & Shoot!, PMFog
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    This little bundle of technology is so good I'm planning to take it to heaven to make one amazing album!
  • amazon
    amazon 2012-12-16 08:00
    THE Point & Shoot!, PMFog
    This little bundle of technology is so good I'm planning to take it to heaven to make one amazing album!
  • amazon
    amazon 2012-12-10 08:00
    Very Nice camera, Melissa
    Verified Purchase(
    This camera is very nice for the price I paid for it ($99 in a goldbox deal). It takes very good looking pictures. I love the autofocus feature, the only thing I dont like is how slow it actually takes the pictures because of the autofocus. Maybe it`s just a setting that I havent figured out yet. Otherwise I love this camera for the price I paid for it. It`s easy to use and the size is perfect for carryng it around anywhere.