Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A3000 IS
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Great camera for the price
Pi Man "Ron", Amazon
25 July 2011
Summary: I bought this camera to take on vacation for my 8 yr old grandson to use. For the price this is an excellent camera for a novice. It is very lightweight, which for me is a con since I use a DSLR and the heavier camera can be held steadier.It is simple to use, and takes good pictures in good light. Inside it is best to use flash to avoid excessive noise.
Summary: Unfortunately I no longer have my Panasonic DMC-FH1 which was a great camera for a low price. I decided to replace it with this Canon A3000IS camera instead. What a mistake! I'm still on the fence about keeping this camera. Although the Canon A3000 does have its redeeming qualities. I like the selector dial instead of using menus. I like the tripod mount being made of metal instead of plastic.
Excerpt: The dial mode function is the most handsome criteria that catches my attention. It is a very straight forward camera that defines what is a point and snap camera is all about. The AF is acceptably fast enough for a p&s. Although there are many more faster models, the dial mode function enable the users to select a suitable mode in just no time. The height of the body also fits in our hands.
Excerpt: The camera seems a bit cheap compared to cameras with the same price. But it takes good pictures, both indoor and outdoor. When ISO is low(100) they are quite sharp, with ISO of 400 or bigger they start to be blury. It's quite fastin booting and shotting, i'm using a 4Gb class 6 SDHC and it writes to the card in no time at all. In auto mode sometimes it takes a while focusing and chosing the rigth settings, and sometimes is out of focus, I usually shot in Program mode.
Summary: Got the camera one week ago and already had one problem. After taking about 200 pics (for work indoors), the camera stopped working. The screen went white and could not take any more pics. Took out the battery and hoped this would reset the camera but nothing. Was on the way home to return the camera and decided to try one more time to see if it works. It started up and for the past 4 days, no problems.
Excerpt: I have started in recent months to take an interest in photography and in looking for a decent camera that could take acceptable pictures whilst not being too heavy and bulky and at a price that I could afford, I stumbled across this nifty little camera. Though receiving, for the most part, fairly mixed reviews, I have actually found this to be a fairly good camera for someone who is not quite a total novice but still a bit of a budding beginner when it comes to the...
Pros: Fairly good results every time, help button is a bonus !
Cons: Could probably do better but at a much steeper price !
Excerpt: Digital cameras don't last forever. Having previously owned Canon digital cameras in the past I decided to stick with the brand as I trust their quality, both in the product itself and the resulting imagery. The Canon Powershot A3000 IS seemed to fit the bill perfectly with its large 2.7" screen and sleek and stylish design. I find that a lot of Canon cameras are outstanding in the looks department, I have also learnt they are great at taking pictures with too!
Pros: Stylish, compact and lightweight, photography made simple .
Cons: Doesn't have a vast array of options and settings to fiddle with .
Summary: During the past couple of years I have frequently used a Canon ixus-75 compact camera. Because I was impressed with the ixus-75 I bought another one as a birthday present for my partner. The second one I bought was a real bargain since I acquired it for the half price due to the camera being replaced by a new model. However, I have been experiencing slight problems with the LCD screen on my ixus-75 and therefore, I decided to purchase the new CANON PowerShot A3000 IS.
Excerpt: Цена конечно радует, но качество не очень-то. Объем (формат) фотографии лучше пожалуй не занижать, попробовал сделать 6 Мп, ничего хорошего не вышло. А вот цифровой зум лучше сразу отключить, ну это и так понятно;) В общем, как резюме: соотношение цена/качество на 4 балла, подойдет как фотоаппарат для повседневного ношения. Творческих изысков и обалденного качества ждать от него не стоит.
Pros: Фотоаппарат выбирался исходя из выделенных на его покупку денег, так что сильная сторона - цена. Также, массогабарит, вполне подойдет для повседневного ношения в кармане. Видео нормального качества за такую цену, картинка не плывет, на разрешении монитора 1280х800 вполне можно смотреть. Простота работы с ним, правда изначально желательно его настроить. Меню обычное, не блещет изысками, но интуитивное. После моего старого Nicon 5600, понравилась скорость включения и съ...
Cons: Довольно сильно шумит почти на всех исо. Видео много весит. Дешевый пластик, дисплей не заглублен - сразу пленка нужна. Крышка АКБ довольно хлипкая, того и гляди, сломается.