Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Review

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April 15, 2011 | Matt Grayson |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS.

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

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Recent additions to Canon's popular Powershot range of A-series compact cameras have been firmly aimed at beginners, and the new A3100 model continues that approach. Thanks to the Easy, Smart Auto and Program modes, everyone in the family can use the A3100 to their full potential, regardless of their ability level. Add a 12 megapixel sensor, 4x zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and an attractive price tag of less than £200 / $200, and the A3100 IS starts to look like the perfect introduction to digital photography. Mark Goldstein discovers if the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS lives up to its full potential...

Casio EX-Z550

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The Casio EX-Z550 is an inexpensive yet well-specified digital camera, offering a 14 megapixel sensor, 4x wide-angle zoom lens, 2.7 inch LCD screen and 720p HD movies. Available in a variety of colours, the EX-Z550 costs a mere £149.99 / $169.99 - read our in-depth Casio EX-Z550 review to find out if makes the grade.

Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR is a fashion-concious compact camera with a massive touchscreen LCD, 12 megapixel EXR sensor and a 5x optical zoom lens. The Z800EXR also features a hybrid auto-focus system that switches between traditional contrast AF and a quicker phase detection AF system, as used in DSLR cameras and its big brother, the F300EXR. Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR review to find out if it's the perfect match of form and function...

Kodak Easyshare M580

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The Kodak Easyshare M580 is a new entry-level camera with some advanced features, including a wide-angle 8x zoom lens, 14 megapixel sensor, HD video and a large 3 inch LCD screen. Officially retailing for £179.99 / $199.95, read our expert Kodak Easyshare M580 Review.

Nikon Coolpix S3100

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The Nikon Coolpix S3100 is a budget digicam with a sense of style thanks to its all-metal body and wide variety of colours. Costing just £130 / $140, the S3100 ticks all the right boxes - 14 megapixels, 5x wide-angle lens, 2.7 inch screen, range of do-it-all auto modes - at a price that won't break the bank. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S3100 review complete with sample images, video and more to find out if this is the right point-and-shoot camera for you.

Olympus FE-5030

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The Olympus FE-5030 is a new slim, stylish and simplified compact camera that won't break the bank. Featuring a 14 megapixel sensor, 5x 26-130mm zoom lens, and a 2.7 inch LCD screen, the FE 5030 is priced at £139.99. Zoltan-Arva Toth finds out if that's money well spent in our Olympus FE-5030 review.

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.

Pentax Optio RZ10

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Not everyone needs a digital camera with all the latest bells and whistles. Enter stage left the new Pentax Optio RZ10, a 10x travelzoom camera with a 14 megapixel sensor, 720p HD movies and a 2.7 inch screen, all for under £175 / $200. Read our Pentax Optio RZ10 Review to find out if it has cut too many corners...

Samsung ST70

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The Samsung ST70 (also known as the TL110) is a slim and stylish 14 megapixel compact camera with a 5x zoom lens. Priced at £179.99 / $199.99, the affordable ST70 sports a stainless steel body, 720p video and a range of creative filters. Gavin Stoker finds out if the Samsung ST70 is worth a look in our in-depth review.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T77

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The Sony Cyber-shot T77 is an ultra-slim 10 megapixel compact camera, measuring less than 14mm at its thinnest point. Available in brown, green, pink, black and silver for £209 / $300, the Sony T77 is almost completely controlled via its 3 inch widescreen touch-sensitive LCD panel. Other stand-out features of the Cybershot T77 include a 35-140mm equivalent 4x zoom lens, intelligent scene recognition, Smile Shutter and face detection with child and adult priority, high sensitivity shooting (up to ISO 3200), anti-blink function, and optical image stabilisation. Gavin Stoker finds out if the Sony Cyber-shot T77 is worth the £209 / $300 asking price.

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