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Canon PowerShot A3400 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens with... by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

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Canon PowerShot A3400 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens with...
Report Date: 10/29/2015
Based on 259 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 4.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Photo4.7   above average
Size4.4   average
Screen4.3   above average
Light4.2   average
Image4.1   average
Price4.1   below average
Video4.0   average
Quality3.7   below average
Battery3.5   average
Zoom3.4   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"Compartment to put the battery and SD card very hard to open."
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"The flap for the battery could be easily broken."
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"The battery life is really good though it does take a proprietary battery unfortunately."
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"The battery retainer lever failed the second week I had it."
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"Unfortunately, I accidentally left my battery charger at home and the camera still lasted my whole trip."
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"My old digital camera used batteries that kept going dead This one last's long and is easy to use and view"
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"The battery life has been good."
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"good deal if you are ok with aa batteries"
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"The flap for the battery could be easily broken."
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"Battery life seems kind of short, but it is a good camera to just take picture with while traveling."
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"The battery life is really good though it does take a proprietary battery unfortunately."
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Color

Color:
"Great camera for vacations and memories , for true colors you have to become familiar with the settings , once you get familiar with the cameras performance via lighting , the colors are pretty good , for close up shots showing detail , not so much ."
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"It still works great and she loves the color."
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"She loves it...loves the color and all the features."
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"The color and contrast is fantastic and still works well in low light situations."
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Compact

Compact:
"I owned a Canon compact camera before and was very pleased with it but I was just not happy with this one."
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"This is so compact, easy to carry, and relatively easy to learn to use."
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"It was small and compact but took great quality pictures."
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"IT HAS A TOUCH SCREEN, TAKES SHORT VIDEOS, IS COMPACT IN SIZE, HAS A LITHIUM RECHARGABLE BATTERY AND IS VERY RELIABLE."
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"For the money, this is a great compact camera."
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"Very compact and appears very well made."
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Image

Image:
"The pictures were typical Canon quality (above average), it was portable but, I attempted to download and edit the images I took and I found the program confusing."
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"very nice buy for price takes very good pics and not hard to use I would recommend it to others"
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"i was a bit disappointed by the A3400's image performance."
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"My aunt bought me this camera for Christmas because of the great reviews it received, however I have been disappointed in the quality of the images."
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"But ultimately it's the image quality that counts, and that's where this camera simply fails."
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"[WHAT'S IN THE BOX]The cameraCanon rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteryBattery chargerWriststrapStylus (for use with Touchscreen)PC interface USB cableGetting Started guideWarranty cardPC CD-ROM containing camera user guide, drivers and photo importing editing software[WHAT YOU'LL NEED]SD memory card with at least 1GB capacity recommendedCamera case (optional)USB memory card reader or slot (your PC may already have a slot installed)[THE NUMBER ONE BEST THING ABOUT THIS CAMERA]Movie quality[THE NUMBER ONE WORST THING ABOUT THIS CAMERA]The images it takes."
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"Takes really good pics and easy to use...great size."
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"Great little camera and the pics are wonderful."
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"Usingthis type of camerafor over 4 years and very happy as it has a stabilizer and clear pics and can take pic without flash off"
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"The pics were pretty clear and zoomed up nicely."
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Light

Light:
"It's not great in low light but for the money it's a nice little camera."
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"Much faster autofocusing, better low light performance although still not great(what do you expect for a point and shoot?"
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"Close up shots are crystal clear in most lights, the zoom is decent, but not amazing."
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"Very easy and light and small."
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"The color and contrast is fantastic and still works well in low light situations."
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"This camera is light, user friendly, amazingly versatile and very affordable!"
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"Pros:- easy to use- touch screen- sleek design- high megapixel- decent low light- Price- Zoom capacityCons:- shutter lag- touch screen (when activated, i kept pressing it by accident so it kept taking pictures by accident...I quickly turned it back off)- Zooming in drastically lowers picture quality--lot of noiseI use this camera mainly when I go out at night for more functionality over a phone camera, great for quick pictures in pretty good quality."
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"It is indeed small and light weight, it will fit nicely in a small purse."
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Photo

Photo:
"I am a person that loves to take good quality photos this camera was very small for me to hold and wasn't as a easy use as i thought it would be."
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"This is a nice small camera that also takes good quality photos, and it has worked well for me."
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"Takes wonderful photos and nice videos too!"
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"The photos's quality is great!"
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"Its not a SLR model obviously, but takes pretty fast photos of good quality."
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"The quality of the photos with this camera is pretty bad."
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Price

Price:
"It's not great in low light but for the money it's a nice little camera."
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")All in all, I was terribly disappointed in the quality of this camera and feel I paid lots of money ($129.99 on sale, $179.99 original price) for a piece of junk."
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"I didn't feel like spending all that money for a mediocre camera."
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"I wouldn't have bothered with a new one if the reviews here hadn't been decent and the price super-cheap for a 16mp from a trusted company."
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"It takes great video and pictures, obviously not super amazing fantastic quality, but for a camera this cheap, it's really great."
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"This a great camera especially for the price."
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"Save your money for a camera that has a viewfinder as well as a viewing screen."
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"Very nice camera for the price."
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"Great camera with a great price."
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"Great price for this camera."
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Quality

Quality:
"I was very disappointed with the quality of the plastic."
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"Picture quality is HORRIBLE, my cellphone produces MUCH better pictures!"
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")All in all, I was terribly disappointed in the quality of this camera and feel I paid lots of money ($129.99 on sale, $179.99 original price) for a piece of junk."
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"But the picture quality is TERRIBLE."
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"Another area where I was disappointed was the overall build quality."
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"My aunt bought me this camera for Christmas because of the great reviews it received, however I have been disappointed in the quality of the images."
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"Please with quality for the cost of camera."
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"I like the overall quality of it like how it looks and the pixels as well."
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"good picture quality"
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"I recommend this camera for quality pictures, ease of use, and size that makes it easy to carry travel with."
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"The quality pictures this camera takes are very impressive."
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Screen

Screen:
"The touch screen isn't that great but I don't really have any use for it as the menus are just as easy to navigate with the buttons."
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"The only thing I can complain about is that I can't see the screen in the sunlight."
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"The only thing that I dislike about this is the annoying touch screen."
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"I agree that it is not very easy to use the screen in sunlight."
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"I discovered the touch screen by accident as well, That alone was my favorite feature."
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"Save your money for a camera that has a viewfinder as well as a viewing screen."
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"Love how I have the option to touch the screen or not."
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"The touch screen is nice, but I don't feel it adds that much to the camera."
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"Love that it has a touch screen that allows you not only to scroll through images on the camera, but also allows you to snap a picture just by tapping the touch screen."
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Setting

Setting:
"It's hard to change the settings to what might be appropriate and the touch screen could be a little intrusive while in use."
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"I'm not 100% satisfied with its auto setting, but once I played around with the functions, I found a setting that was good for me."
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"Maybe I didn't work with the settings enough, or maybe I received a lemon, but it was very disappointing."
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"If you are not a picky photographer but want a camera with excellent auto settings, decent zoom, and a good price, the A3400 IS is perfect."
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"Love that there's so many settings to use on it, but if you're technologically challenged (like my mom) you can just set it on Auto and it does a great job."
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"The image quality is great and it still has most of the settings customizable despite being a point and shoot."
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"The menu setting screen is very easy to maneuver."
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"It's easy to hold and the setting are easy to change."
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Size

Size:
"The zoom is not great, but then again, its a compromise between size and function."
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"I am a person that loves to take good quality photos this camera was very small for me to hold and wasn't as a easy use as i thought it would be."
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"I really enjoy this camera, love the size only problem is that when you take a picture it is pixlesized."
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"Other complaints: The flash unit looks too small; it's about 1 2 to 1 3 the size of the Samsung's flash unit."
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"Takes really good pics and easy to use...great size."
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"I recommend this camera for quality pictures, ease of use, and size that makes it easy to carry travel with."
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"Very easy and light and small."
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"This is a nice small camera that also takes good quality photos, and it has worked well for me."
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"I have to admit, it is a nice looking camera (I have the silver) and I liked the size."
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Video

Video:
"I hate the fact that when you record videos on this digi cam, you can't zoom in while you're recording or it will blur the video."
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"Although the video will not appear to be clear when you zoom in."
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"Also, the video software is not compatible with windows."
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"It takes great video and pictures, obviously not super amazing fantastic quality, but for a camera this cheap, it's really great."
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"[WHAT'S IN THE BOX]The cameraCanon rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteryBattery chargerWriststrapStylus (for use with Touchscreen)PC interface USB cableGetting Started guideWarranty cardPC CD-ROM containing camera user guide, drivers and photo importing editing software[WHAT YOU'LL NEED]SD memory card with at least 1GB capacity recommendedCamera case (optional)USB memory card reader or slot (your PC may already have a slot installed)[THE NUMBER ONE BEST THING ABOUT THIS CAMERA]Movie quality[THE NUMBER ONE WORST THING ABOUT THIS CAMERA]The images it takes."
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"The quality of image has disappointed me and the video is worse!"
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"It has an ease is use especially the video button."
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"even the audio is good but the biggest features with the video is the macro and stabilization."
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"Takes wonderful photos and nice videos too!"
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"Specially when you are recording a video you can easily hear the noise of the button when pressing it."
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"I have never really owned a decent camera and for the money I spent for it, it takes great pictures and videos."
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Weight

Weight:
"Very lightweight and reliable."
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"It's lightweight yet durable, small enough to fit in my pocket, and has a really big viewing screen!"
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"I digress...The criteria were: Very Small, lightweight, reasonable pixel count, good screen."
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"It is indeed small and light weight, it will fit nicely in a small purse."
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"Going to Vancouver ,Ca and an Alaskan Cruise this summer so I want a new light weight easy travel camera."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"Although the video will not appear to be clear when you zoom in."
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"The zoom is not great, but then again, its a compromise between size and function."
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"Close up shots are crystal clear in most lights, the zoom is decent, but not amazing."
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"My only real complaint is the dinky noise it makes when you use the zoom."
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"all shots were grainy and not very clear in movies,when zoom was tried picture got more out of focus."
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"The optical zoom is great, but to get jitterfree pictures with the digital zoom, you really need to have a tripod or surface to set the camera on."
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"If you are not a picky photographer but want a camera with excellent auto settings, decent zoom, and a good price, the A3400 IS is perfect."
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"The pics were pretty clear and zoomed up nicely."
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"I love the ability to zoom in both to shoot the picture and then to zoom in more to focus on one part of picture- the enlargements this way are very clear."
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