Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A3100 IS
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Canon-PowerShot Digital Camera is an ok camera
9 September 2012
Excerpt: We all have cameras and multiple cameras these days. I personally really enjoy having a digital camera where it really saves on having to print eveything out on film paper. That being said, I still want a good picture, something with quailty and easy to use. This Canon-Power Shot camera is I would say very simple and easy to use and I like how it comes in a varitey of colors, but I don't buy a camera for the color on the outside.
Excerpt: I have had my Canon camera for nine months now. My favorite aspect of it is the movie making aspects as I love to videotape, not just take pictures. This week, I used my Canon digital camera to video live music concerts in Austin, TX. You do not have to be tech-savy to use this Canon digital camera. It uploads to my mac easily and the video quality is good. I also enjoy taking pictures with the camera as well.
Excerpt: The canon powershot takes clear pictures with great quality - as long as you're not trying to catch a great, candid shot. As others have noted, it takes great photos and is easy to use and affordable. However, I think that about the majority of digital cameras that I have experienced. I purchased this camera specifically because it states that in continuous shooting mode I should be able to take pictures with a delay between 0.6 and 15s.
Canon PowerShot A3100 IS is okay. I've used better.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: It might not help my opinion that I bought it after my Canon DSLR was stolen (and I couldn't afford to replace the DSLR), but I'm not very impressed with my Canon PowerShot A3100 IS. It's okay, and I suppose the quality and capability is in line with the price of the camera, but I'm just not very pleased with this camera.
Excerpt: I received a Canon PowerShot A3100 IS for a birthday gift (which I picked out) in July 2009. I have owned two Canon PowerShots in the past and really liked them. I had read multiple product reviews and was hoping that since I liked PowerShots in the past that I would like this newer model. I take on average 1,000 pictures per month mostly of my 10 month old daughter who hardly ever stops moving.
PowerShot A3100 takes nice pictures, but is flimsy.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: My work purchased seven of the Canon PowerShot A3100 cameras several months ago. We are admittedly hard on our equipment. Nonetheless, these cameras are already disintegrating. There are plenty of nice features, of course. They take nice pictures and the rechargeable battery is great. The image stabilization feature works very well. I like that they use a standard mini-USB cable. The battery life is far better than our previous AA battery-hog cameras. The...
Summary: When I bought this camera, a first tried it out, it was a TRULY great camera. I used it all the time. It was working great, until about 1 year after I bought it, then one day it just BROKE. BOOM! Like that! It said: "Camera error, restart camera, E32." I kept on trying it, and got the same results. I found out that it fails after exactly 1 minute after taking photos, looking at photos, whatever.
Summary: Yes, it takes great pictures if kids are not moving around, even slightly. It takes great pictures if your outside or it's not to dark in the AUTO setting. It is EASY to use. If this is a gift for a kid who is btwn 7-18 years old, then it is okay for the money ($166). However, it is SUPER SLOW to take the next picture. If this is for an adult who has babies, toddlers or young children...it'd be best you spend the money on a better camera.
Summary: I was very excited to finally get this camera after all the wonderful reviews however, when I got it home it would not take a picture? I played with it for a while and got it to snap once but there was a terrible delay. I really love Canon products but I guess I got a doosey :( I know it happens sometimes and has no bearing on my high opinion of Canon but I was a lil disappointed bc I wanted this camera so much.