Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Review

4.0
March 22, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS.

Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

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The Canon PowerShot A1100 IS is a brand new 12 megapixel compact digital camera with a 4x optical zoom lens. Offering a focal range of 35-140mm, the A1100 offers Optical Image Stabilization and motion detection technology to help combat camera shake. There’s a 2.5 inch LCD screen on the back with a wide viewing angle, plus a traditional optical viewfinder, new Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology for true point-and-shoot operation, and a veritable wealth of Face Detection options. Available in silver, grey, blue, pink and green, the Canon A1100 IS won’t be available until early-April, but that hasn’t stopped us from already reviewing this $199.99 / £219.00 / €259.00 camera.

Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

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The Canon PowerShot A2100 IS is a brand new 12 megapixel compact digital camera with a 6x optical zoom lens. Offering a versatile focal range of 36-216mm, the A2100 offers Optical Image Stabilization and motion detection technology to help combat camera shake. There’s a large 3.0 inch LCD screen on the back with a wide viewing angle, new Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology for true point-and-shoot operation, and a veritable wealth of Face Detection options. The Canon A2100 IS won’t be available until early-April, but that hasn’t stopped us from already reviewing this $249.99 / £259.00 / €309.00 camera.

Casio EX-Z450

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The Casio EX-Z450 is an attractively designed point-and-shoot camera boasting a 28-112mm 4x zoom lens with CCD-shift image stabilisation. Other key features of the compact Casio Z450 include a 3 inch LCD screen, 550 shot battery life, and support for 720p 1280x720 HD movies. Official price is £199 in the UK and $199.99 in the USA - Mark Goldstein finds out if the Casio EX-Z450 is a hit or a miss...

Olympus FE-5020

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The new Olympus FE-5020 is an affordable yet stylish entry-level compact digital camera, with an intriguing 24mm, 5x wide-angle zoom lens that matches recent cameras from the likes of Panasonic and Casio. A range of so-called Magic Filters are available to instantly jazz up your photos, whilst the Olympus 5020 also features a 2.7 inch LCD screen, hand-holding i-Auto mode for beginners, and a 12 megapixel sensor. Gavin Stoker discovers if the Olympus FE5020 is worth its £169 / $160 price-tag...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60

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The DMC-FX60 (known as the FX65 in the US) is the latest addition to Panasonic's extensive range of small and stylish compact cameras. Successor to the FX40 / FX48 model, the 12 megapixel Panasonic FX60 / FX65 features a faster auto-focus, larger LCD screen, longer battery life and improved anti-shake system. Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60 review to find out if this is the right camera for you.

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