Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

PowerShot A3000 IS

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

Point and shoot for great results every time

The versatile PowerShot A3000 IS makes Canon quality photo-taking easy and fun. Its slim, lightweight design and large screen means you can always keep it with you.

Benefits

  • 10.0 MP
  • 4x optical zoom with IS
  • 6.7cm (2.7") LCD
  • Smart Auto & Easy modes with Scene Detection Technology
  • Optical Image Stabilizer & Motion Detection Technology
  • Super Vivid & Poster Effect. FaceSelf-Timer
  • Metal exterior
  • DIGIC III
  • Li-ion battery
  • VGA movies

Quality 10.0 Megapixel imaging

The 10.0 Megapixel sensor captures every part of the scene in crisp, vivid detail. Make perfect prints up to A3 in size, or crop without sacrificing fine detail.

4x optical zoom lens

The 4x optical zoom lens is designed and manufactured by Canon to the high standards found throughout the Canon photographic range. An optical Image Stabilizer (IS) keeps images sharp by reducing the blur caused by camera shake.

Clear and bright 6.7cm (2.7") LCD

Comfortably frame, review and share your shots on the large, high-resolution 6.7cm (2.7") LCD screen.

Effortless shooting

Smart Auto mode uses intelligent Scene Detection Technology to evaluate the brightness, contrast, distance, required flash exposure and overall hue of a subject – then selects optimum shooting settings. Easy mode disables all but the essential controls, and reduces on-screen icons for total ease-of-use.

Motion Detection Technology

Canon’s blur-beating Motion Detection Technology ascertains movement of both camera and subject. The optimal ISO level is then automatically set, to minimise blur and maximise image quality.

Face Detection Technology

A suite of Face Detection technologies detects multiple faces in a scene and adjusts focus, exposure, flash settings and white balance – for optimal results with natural-looking skin tones. FaceSelf-Timer makes group photos easy; taking a shot after an extra face enters the frame. Auto Red-Eye Correction identifies and removes the red-eye effect that can occur when shooting with flash.

18 shooting modes

A selection of 18 shooting modes includes Super Vivid, which adds vibrant colours to your photos; Poster Effect, which creatively reduces the number of colours for a retro-looking, poster-like effect; and Low Light, for great shots in darker conditions.

Slim & stylish

The PowerShot A3000 IS features a slim, modern design with metal front shell and dual-tone black and silver colour finish.

DIGIC III

As well as powering intelligent camera technologies such as Smart Auto, Canon’s DIGIC III processor ensures fast response times, superb image quality, advanced noise reduction and accurate colour reproduction.

Rechargeable power

Slim, light and powerful, a Canon Lithium-ion battery pack and charger are included.

VGA movies

Supplement your still images with fun 30fps VGA movie clips with sound. A Long Play mode lets you store twice as much footage on the memory card.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels Approx 10.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC III with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 6.2 – 24.8 mm (35mm equivalent: 35 – 140mm)
Zoom Optical 4x. Digital approx. 4x² (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom¹)². Combined approx. 16x
Maximum f/number f/2.7 – f/5.6
Construction 7 elements in 5 groups
2 single sided aspherical lenses
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3-stop

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Modes Single, Continuous¹
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 3cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1- 1/1600 sec (factory default)
15 - 1/1600 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 6.7cm (2.7") TFT, approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/1600 sec
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Built-in Flash Range 30cm - 4.0m (W) / 2.0m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

SHOOTING

Modes Auto*, Easy*, P, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (2.0MP) Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Movie
*with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color (limited))
Drive modes Single, Continuous
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 shots/sec.¹ (until memory card becomes full)²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size (L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Compression Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 30fps/30fps(LP)
(M)320 x 240, 30fps
Movie Length Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M)¹

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during playback
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP2-3
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.6

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-8L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 230 shots¹
Approx. 360 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60

ACCESSORIES

Case Soft Case DCC-480
Flash High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 97.2 x 58.2 x 28.1 mm
Weight Approx. 155g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
  • * Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index
  • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.