Now You've Got the Power.
There's nothing more satisfying than taking great pictures! And with the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS, it's so effortless. The 12.1 Megapixel resolution and 4x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer ensure radiant, detailed images. Plus, you've got an advanced DIGIC III Image Processor with evolved Face Detection Technology and the Face Detection Self-timer for extraordinary control and performance. New scene modes give your images a professional feel, while Smart AUTO lets you handle challenging conditions with ease. Plus this trim, fashionable camera is yours in three stunning colours.
Thinly designed, powerful A-Series camera with 12.1 Megapixels and 4x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and DIGIC III Image Processor that makes capturing that great shot even easier!
With the PowerShot A3100 IS, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 12.1 Megapixel camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you'll be proud to display. The high-resolution 4000 x 3000 pixel images taken by the PowerShot A3100 IS can be enlarged up to 13" x 19".
The PowerShot A3100 IS has a 4x Optical Zoom lens that makes it easy to get the inspiring, emotive close-ups that will make your images lasting keepsakes. This magnificent lens gives you the power to shoot subjects with razor-sharp precision and stunning lifelike colour. So you can brilliantly capture a shot of a sweeping landscape, or a child's big smile.
The PowerShot A3100 IS is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake - one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.
Charge Up and Go!
Lithium-ion battery makes the camera lighter and offers an easy alternative to recharge the battery.
The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS uses a newly-developed rechargeable lithium-ion battery. This compact, powerful battery helps make it an incredibly lightweight and slim camera. Charge-up is quick and easy, so the PowerShot A3100 IS will be ready and waiting for those special moments.
Be Dazzled by Technology!
New Scene Modes such as Super Vivid for additional bursts of colour, and Poster Effect for a unique artistic look, which gives the shooter more creative freedom to capture images their way!
The Canon PowerShot A3100 IS gives you even more creative freedom by including new modes made to get the kind of images people talk about. Super Vivid captures the colours you see with your mind's eye, saturating the scene with intense colours. Turn drab scenes into exciting compositions, when dull pinks blaze into brilliant fuchsia and off-yellows suddenly burn bright and hot. Even dark colours become richer with Super Vivid. Sunsets and floral scenes turn into bursts of colour, and get your photo noticed.
Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one colour, turning subtle gradations of colour into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts across your image for a unique artistic look.
Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 18 Shooting Modes including Scene Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way:
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
Recognizes typical shooting scenes, and detects faces, brightness, colours, distance and movement without the need to switch modes.
Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images.
Th e camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
Get natural-looking pictures with brighter backgrounds and subjects lit by flash.
Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Reduce blur and improve colour accuracy when shooting handheld indoors.
Shoot in VGA (640 x 480 at 30 fps/30 fps LP) and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour or 4GB per clip.
Special Scene Mode
Face Detection Self-Timer
Face Detection Self-Timer detects faces in the scene and releases the shutter in response to the appearance of an additional face.
For high-quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colours.
Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one colour, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Capture Your Best Shots Easily.
Smart AUTO will do the work for you by intelligently selecting the proper settings for the camera based on 18 predefined shooting situations.
Just set the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting condit ions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 18 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images.
From Daylight to Candlelight.
Low Light mode for improved shooting in dimly lit situations.
With an ISO of 400 - 3200, the Low Light mode takes the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS where no A-Series has gone before - into the shadows! Now even scenes notorious for having insufficient light, such as those lit by candles, fire, or street lamp, come through in fantastic colour and clarity, with less noise. You can keep the feel of the scene intact without adding additional light, so the result will be scenes with the visual accuracy, depth and clarity you expect from a Canon camera.
A Bold Pop of Colour.
Comes in 3 vivid colours: Red, Blue and Silver.
Brighten your world with the intensely colourful Canon PowerShot A3100 IS. Fashionably slender, this sleek camera body has been specially shaped to make it easy to hold and easy to shoot. Better still, the PowerShot A3100 IS is yours in a brilliant colour palette that's simply sensational! Take your pick from Red, Blue or Silver. Whatever colour you choose, these bold, gleaming and lustrous colours will make your picture-taking even more exciting and fun.
See the Image on a Big Screen.
Large, bright 2.7-inch LCD makes viewing images a breeze.
The PowerShot A3100 IS's large 2.7-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
TYPE OF CAMERA
Type of Camera:
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical/4x Digital/16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System
IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Approx. 12.4 Megapixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
6.2 (W) - 24.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
3cm (1.2 in.) - infinity (W); 30cm (12 in.) - infinity (T)
Macro: 3 - 60 (W), 30 - 60 cm (T) (1.2 in. - 2.0 ft. (W), (12 in. - 2.0 (T))
VIEWFINDER & MONITOR
2.7-inch TFT colour LCD
Approx. 230,000 pixels
APERTURE AND SHUTTER
f/2.7 (W) - f/5.6 (T)
1 - 1/1600 sec.
15 - 1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Shutter speeds differ depending on the shooting mode
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent
(Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.)
Light Metering Method:
Evaluative*, Centre-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the centre
Exposure Control Method:
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control:
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
*Facial colour is evaluated in Face AiAF.
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro, Smart Flash
30 cm - 4.0 m (W), 30 cm - 2.0 m (T) (12 in. - 6.6 ft., 12 in. - 13 ft. (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation:
P, Auto*, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, SCN**, Movie
*Automatically detects shooting scene
**Face Detection Self-Timer, Low Light, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
My Colours Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness and saturation available.
Approx. 10-sec delay/approx 2-sec. delay/custom*
* Shooting start time (0-10 sec (in one-second increments), 15/20/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 (in one-second increments)) can be specified.
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (approx. 2.6 shots/sec/ in Low Light)
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
JPEG Compression Mode:
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels:
Still Image: 4000 x 3000 (Large), 3264 x 2448 (Medium 1), 2592 x 1944 (Medium 2), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 4000 x 2248 (Widescreen), Low Light 1600 x 1200
NUMBER OF RECORDABLE IMAGES
Medium 1 (M1)
Medium 2 (M2)
Medium 3 (M3)
File Size (KB)
File Size (KB)
TIME OF RECORDABLE MOVIES
Standard, Colour Accent, Colour Swap
640 x 480
320 x 240
30 fps LP
Movie size (KB/sec.)
32 min. 26 sec.
1 hr. 2 min. 51 sec.
1 hr. 31 min. 25 sec.
2 hr. 12 min. 50 sec.
4 hr. 17 min. 23 sec.
6 hr. 14 min. 23 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
Playback Modes File:
- Easy, Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Jump, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
- Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification, Trimming, Resize, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
- Movies: Normal Playback*, Editing, slow motion **, pause, first frame, last frame, next frame, previous frame, fast forward, fast rewind * Auto settings available in 5 levels
** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.
Still Image: single image, select range, all images
Movie: any movie file
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB (dedicated female connector with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Battery Pack NB-8L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
Approx. 240 shots
Approx. 6 hours *LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
Dimensions (W x H x D):
3.83 x 2.29 x 1.11 in./97.2 x 58.2 x 28.1
Approx. 5.47 oz./155g (camera, including batteries and memory card)