Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

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Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Shoot, share, amaze

Taking superb shots and HD movies for instant online sharing is easy with the slim, stylish 16 Megapixel PowerShot A3500 IS with Wi-Fi and Smart Auto. Intelligent IS keeps everything sharp and detailed.

  • 16.0 Megapixels
  • 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens; 10x ZoomPlus
  • Intelligent IS
  • Wi-Fi; GPS via mobile
  • Slim body with metal exterior
  • 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes); Help button
  • Eco mode
  • Creative modes. Live View Control
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS
  • 16.0 Megapixels 16.0 Megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom with wide-angle 5x optical zoom with wide-angle
  • Zoom to 10x without losing quality Zoom to 10x without losing quality
  • Share images wirelessly Share images wirelessly
  • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
  • 7.5cm (3.0 7.5cm (3.0") LCD
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • 720p movies 720p movies
  • Instantly capture movies Instantly capture movies
  • Tag shots using smartphone GPS Tag shots using smartphone GPS
  • Easy image adjustment Easy image adjustment
  • Optimises people shots Optimises people shots
  • Instant help Instant help
  • Energy saving for more shots Energy saving for more shots
  • Print from cameras via USB or Wi-Fi Print from cameras via USB or Wi-Fi

Sample Images

PowerShot A3500 IS

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Google Drive upload now supported.

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Features in depth

    16.0 Megapixels

    Capturing all the detail from the genuine Canon lens the 16MP sensor delivers superb quality images that are perfect for large-scale prints (A3+) or creative cropping.

    28mm wide, 5x zoom lens; 10x ZoomPlus

    Fit more in the frame with 28mm wide-angle for sweeping landscapes and great group shots. Use the 5x optical zoom to get nearer to distant subjects or get even closer with 10x ZoomPlus - an advanced zoom technology with more visible detail and sharpness than conventional digital zoom.

    Intelligent IS

    Intelligent IS combats camera shake to ensure all your photos and videos are sharp and detailed even at full zoom or in low light. It automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from multiple modes to prevent blur.

    Wi-Fi*; GPS via Mobile

    Wi-Fi lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, as well as portable devices like smartphones and tablets, for fast, convenient, online image sharing. Use your smartphone’s GPS to keep track of shooting locations then synchronise it with your camera over Wi-Fi to add this information to your images.

    Slim body with metal exterior

    The slim, compact body is small enough to take anywhere while the metal exterior adds colour and style.

    Large 7.5 cm (3.0”) LCD

    A large, bright and clear screen (230k dots) lets you frame and view your shots with ease and makes sharing them a pleasure.

    HD movies (720p) with movie button

    Instantly record high quality HD movies (720p) with optical zoom by simply pressing the dedicated movie button. Intelligent IS keeps movies steady.

    Smart Auto (32 scenes); Help Button

    Even complete beginners can effortlessly shoot high quality photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and automatically selects the optimal settings from 32 variables. Use the Help button for quick, easy-to-follow guidance on using your camera and its functions.

    Eco Mode

    Eco Mode reduces battery consumption allowing you to capture more shots from a single battery charge.

    Fun and creative modes. Live View Control

    Experiment and have fun with a range of creative modes such as Fish-eye Effect, Super Vivid, or Monochrome. Miniature Effect makes scenes in stills or movies look like miniature scale models. Use Live View Control to easily experiment with picture settings such as brightness and colour intensity. Preview the results while framing and capture the best shot.

    • * Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts

    What's in the box

    • Digital Camera PowerShot A3500 IS
    • Wrist Strap WS-800
    • Battery Pack NB-11L
    • Battery Charger CB-2LFE
    • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (USB)
    • AC Cable
    • User Manual Kit

    Product Specification

    IMAGE SENSOR

    Type 1/2.3 type CCD
    Effective Pixels Approx. 16.0M
    Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

    IMAGE PROCESSOR

    Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
    Focal Length 5.0 – 25.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 140 mm)
    Zoom Optical 5x
    ZoomPlus 10x
    Digital Approx. 4x. Combined Approx. 20x ¹
    Maximum f/number f/2.8 – f/6.9
    Construction 6 elements in 5 groups
    (1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 double-sided aspherical UA lens)
    Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 2-stop¹. Intelligent IS

    FOCUSING

    Type TTL
    AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
    AF Modes Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF¹
    AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
    AF Lock On/Off Selectable
    AF Assist Beam Yes
    Closest Focusing Distance 3 cm (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.
    Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
    ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
    15 – 1/2000 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 7.5 cm (3.0") 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 1/2000 sec.
    Red-Eye Reduction Yes
    Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
    Flash Exposure Lock Yes
    Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 3.0 m (W) / 1.0 – 2.0 m (T)
    External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
    Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

    SHOOTING

    Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), P, Live View Control, Portrait, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (4.0MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
    Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks
    Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
    Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. ¹ (until memory card becomes full) ²

    RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

    Image Size (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4608 x 2592. Resize in playback (M2, S, 320 x 240)
    Compression Fine
    Movies (HD) 1280 x 720, 25 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
    Miniature Effect (HD (5, 2.5, 1.25 fps) or L (6, 3, 1.5 fps))
    Movie Length (HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. ¹
    (L) up to 4 GB or 1 hour ²

    FILE TYPES

    Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
    Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (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 (via USB or Wireless LAN)

    OTHER FEATURES

    GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
    Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
    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, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Hindi, Indonesian

    INTERFACE

    Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
    Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)
    Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11 b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only) ¹

    MEMORY CARD

    Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

    SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

    PC & Macintosh Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.8
    For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
    Windows 8 / 7 SP1
    Mac OS X v10.6.8 / v10.7 / v10.8.2 or later

    SOFTWARE

    Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
    Other Camera Window
    PhotoStitch

    POWER SOURCE

    Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L (battery and charger supplied)
    Battery life Approx. 200 shots ¹
    Eco Mode: Approx. 265 shots ¹
    Approx. 300 min. playback
    A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90

    ACCESSORIES

    Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-520
    Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
    Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
    Remote Controller/ Switch AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90
    Other Canon AV Cable AVC-DC400

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 97.7 x 56.0 x 19.8 mm
    Weight Approx. 135 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
    Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
    Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
    ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
    ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
    Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
    AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
    Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
    • * 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.

    Accessories & Supplies

    Power

    Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

    NB-11L

    A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

    CB-2LDE

    A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

    CB-2LFE

    A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

    ACK-DC90

    Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

    Flashes

    Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

    High Power Flash HF-DC2

    Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

    High Power Flash HF-DC1

    Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

    Cables & Other Accessories

    Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

    AV Cable AVC-DC400

    Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and sound.

    Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

    Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.