Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Camera: Review
1 May 2013
Summary: The Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Digital Camera is a compact and elegant design available in 4 fashionable colors. Among the features stand out the optical image stabilizer, face detection and scene files and video clips in HD.
Pros: 28 mm wide-angle lens, DIGIC 4 processor, Face Detection, Creative Filters, Live View Control, Smart Auto mode.
Excerpt: With its metal body and clean, simple lines the Canon Powershot A3200 is a joy to hold. The buttons all sit within easy reach of the thumb, too, making camera operation feel second nature. Combine this with the simple and intuitive menu system and you have a camera that couldn't be easier to use.
Excerpt: Another tiny (in size) PowerShot - the CanonPowerShotA3200is from Canon. Since going to the solid battery offering for PowerShots they have managed to fit everything into a body that means the whole unit slips easily into a pocket.
Conclusion: With the compact camera market static in terms of growth and lower range models being picked off by mobile phones with built-in cameras, the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS seeks to buck that trend with a fair price, a solid construction and design that stops just short of upstaging the IXUS range.
Pros: Very reasonable asking price, good quality build, decent feature set and results
Cons: Not Full HD video, optical zoom disabled while recording, no HDMI output
Excerpt: The A3200 IS one of many Canon cameras jostling for attention in the sub-£150 sector. It has some distinguished company, including the cheap and cheerful PowerShot A800 and the feature-packed Canon Ixus 115 HS . The A3200 IS's price and features place it in between its two siblings.
Summary: The Canon Powershot A3200 IS ticks all the boxes that someone looking to spend this amount of money on a camera will need. It has a decent resolution, a focal range that copes with every day shooting, an abundance of “do it for you” features and it looks nice.
Conclusion: The Canon Powershot A3200 IS offers fair value for money. It takes a good quality snapshot in most situations although there were a couple of instances where I found the camera struggled. It offers you a good set of features for the price.
Pros: Macro shot - colours - sharpness at mid zoom - HD movies - Features for price
Cons: Loss of definition when lens zoomed right out - noise creeps in quickly in shady areas - shutter delay with flash