Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A3100 IS
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Worked good while it lasted
19 March 2013
Summary: Unfortunately, after only 1 1/2 years this camera stopped focusing correctly. All regular views and especially zoomed photos are all out of focus although the camera acts like it is focusing. To get it repaired would have cost more than the original price or for a newer, better camera.
Excerpt: My husband bought this for me because I love taking pictures, and my old camera was going down hill at a rapid speed. The good things are that it is small, and handy in a pinch i guess the colors that it comes in are nice, but a lot of the time the pictures come out blurry. The battery is also another issue that I don't like .It really does not last very long at all.I also think that for the quality of picture that you get from this camera that the price is way to high.I...
Excerpt: It makes me very upset to write this bad review on a product that is produced by a company that is know for their quality and value. I was given the Canon - PowerShot A3100 IS Digital Camera as a Christmas gift last year. I was very excited to actually have a digital camera that wasn't part of my phone. The color was very attractive. The size was perfect to slip into my pocket, pocket book or fanny pack. The options and features were exciting and I was ready to use...
Summary: When I got this for Christmas I wanted to like it. I love taking photos of all kinds of things especially while traveling. This is small and compact and can use the latest SD technology, so I decided to try it. The charger and camera were defective. Initially the camera was frustrating.It was exchanged by the gift giver for the same model. When I used it this time it worked but the picture quality was horrible.
Summary: This type of Canon camera does not work as well as my previous one. I am very dissapointed with the pictures it takes. Everything comes out so blurry. The only way I can get it to take any decent pictures at all is to have it on the kids and pets setting. Bummer.
Summary: The Canon Powershot a3100is takes poor quality, washed out photos on all settings, including auto. I had an older a-series Canon Powershot that took great point-and-shoot pictures. It got broken, and I would have bought the old model again if it was still available. I purchased the a3100, thinking it was a newer, updated version of the old Powershot.
Summary: I bought this camera because I read some good reviews, and it was listed as one of the best point and shoot. I thought I got a really good deal with all of the stuff it came with, and well...it's crap. I dislike...no, I hate the quality of the pictures taken. It doesn't do much either. I think it's a waste of money. I ordered this camera in January and I only used it once.
Summary: Pictures keep renumbering, starting at 1. You can't charge it without removing the battery pack. I didn't realize it didn't take regular batteries when I ordered it. If you're away from home, forget about buying a couple of AA batteries if it goes dead - you have to have the charger. If you like renaming all your photos, this camera is for you. I'm going to try and sell it and go back to Kodak.
Summary: I have a very old EasyShare DX6490 Zoom and a point and shoot Fuji that I got at work for free. I was looking for something in the middle-something small w/ good photo quality and quick shutter speed. Consumer reports rated this camera as good and Canon has a good name so I decided to buy. I used the camera inside and outside and was not impressed with the inside photos. I took photos of my husband, the dog, books on the book shelf and so on.
Summary: I am a mom and bought this camera to take quick quality EASY pictures of my toddlers. It worked well for a month (super-clear pictures), but now the settings are all funky (the kids pressed some buttons???) and I am left needing to read the owner's manual to figure out how to change all the settings and fix it back.