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Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

12.1MP Compact Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom
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General

Brand Name

:
Canon

Model Name

:
PowerShot A3100 IS

Date Available

:
February 15, 2010
Physical

Camera Format

:
Compact

Size (W x H x D)

:
3.8 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.

Weight (without batteries)

:
4.4 oz

Weight (with batteries)

:
5.5 oz

Easy to Use

:
Yes

Colors

:
Silver, Red, Blue

Body Material

:
Metal

Weatherproof

:
No

Shockproof

:
No

Waterproof

:
No

Tripod Mount Available

:
Yes
Image Capture

Sensor Type

:
CCD

Sensor Size

:
6.0 x 4.5 mm

Effective Sensor Resolution

:
12.1 megapixels

Max Image Resolution

:
4000 x 3000 pixels

Shutter Lag Time (pre-focused)

:
0.08 sec

Shutter Lag Time (including auto-focus time)

:
0.5 - 0.7 sec

Power to First Shot Time

:
1.8 sec

Max Shooting Speed (continuous)

:
0.8 frames/sec

Max Shooting Speed (burst)

:
0.8 frames/sec
Video Capture

Video Available

:
Yes

HD Video Available

:
No

Video Sound Available

:
Yes

Video Stereo Sound Available

:
No

Video Zoom Available (while recording)

:
No

Max Video Resolution

:
640 x 480 pixels

Max Video Frame Rate (max resolution)

:
30 frames/sec

Max Video Frame Rate (any resolution)

:
30 frames/sec
Lens System

Min Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
35 mm

Max Focal Length (35 mm equivalent)

:
140 mm

Optical Zoom

:
4.0x

Digital Zoom

:
4.0x

Image Stabilization Type

:
Optical (lens shift)

Image Stabilization Available

:
Yes

Manual Focus Available

:
No

Auto Focus Assist Light Available

:
Yes

Min Focus Distance (not macro)

:
1.2 in.

Min Focus Distance (macro)

:
1.2 in.

Interchangeable Lenses Available

:
No
Aperture and Shutter

Max Aperture (wide-angle)

:
f/2.7

Max Aperture (tele-photo)

:
f/5.6

Max Shutter Speed

:
1/1600 sec

Smile Detection Available

:
No
Exposure Controls

Min ISO Setting

:
80

Max ISO Setting

:
1600

Aperture Priority Mode Available

:
No

Shutter Priority Mode Available

:
No

Full Manual Exposure Mode Available

:
No

Face Detection Available

:
Yes

Exposure Compensation

:
+/- 2.0 EV
Viewfinder and Display

Viewfinder Available

:
No

LCD Screen Size

:
2.7 in.

LCD Screen Resolution

:
230000 pixels

Display Mounting

:
Built-in
Flash

Flash Range (wide-angle)

:
1.0 - 13.0 ft

Flash Range (tele-photo)

:
1.0 - 6.6 ft

Flash Recycling Time

:
10.0 sec

External Flash Connection Available

:
No
Image Storage

Storage Media

:
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Sensor Raw Format Available

:
No
Interfaces

Computer Interface

:
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)

Video Out Interface Available

:
Yes
Power

Battery Type

:
Proprietary Lithium Ion Rechargeable

Battery Life

:
240 shots

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