PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
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.
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.
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.
Comfortably frame, review and share your shots on the large, high-resolution 6.7cm (2.7") LCD screen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The PowerShot A3000 IS features a slim, modern design with metal front shell and dual-tone black and silver colour finish.
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.
Slim, light and powerful, a Canon Lithium-ion battery pack and charger are included.
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.
|Type||1/2.3 type CCD|
|Effective Pixels||Approx 10.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|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|
|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|
|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)
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Monitor||6.7cm (2.7") TFT, approx. 230,000 dots|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|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)]|
|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)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during playback|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||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|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP2-3 |
Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.6
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|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|
|Case||Soft Case DCC-480|
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60|
|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.|