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Canon PowerShot A3000 IS 10 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD by Review Summary ,  Aug 4, 2015

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Canon PowerShot A3000 IS 10 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 154 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 6.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Photo4.7   above average
Zoom4.7   above average
Price4.6   average
Image4.4   above average
Quality4.4   average
Light4.3   average
Video4.3   average
Color4.2   below average
Battery3.6   average
Size3.1   mediocre


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Amazon

Amazon:
"Although I didn't purchase my camera via Amazon, I did pick this up in September of 2010 and it's by far one of the best (and most durable) point & shoot cameras that I've ever used."
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"Please keep in mind that the images posted by Amazon are compressed and do not represent the images in their highest detail, even so, they are quite acceptable."
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"Amazing customer service from Amazon, I am blown away, oh and the camera is pretty nice too!"
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"Thanking my lucky stars for Amazon's fantastic customer service policy, though! "
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"Well, Amazon had this particular Canon on sale - a $260 camera for $79.Well, by the time I read all the reviews and got back to this camera, there were only 3 left, so I bought it."
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Battery

Battery:
"i bought this after dropping my old Canon camera and this one is great, has a great zoom feature and now has rechargeable battery so i no longer need those annoying AA size batteries."
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"Don't buy this until they have a decent battery clip."
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"I thought the battery door was a bit flimsy and night shots were not great -- but for what it is, good enough."
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"Should be better:- The plastic flip cap of battery and SD card slot seem to easily broken."
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"My frustration as of late has been AA batteries."
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"Takes good pictures and the batteries last a long time (and recharge in a hurry) - I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a dependable, light weight camera that is easy to use and takes good photos."
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"i bought this after dropping my old Canon camera and this one is great, has a great zoom feature and now has rechargeable battery so i no longer need those annoying AA size batteries."
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"Not a big of battery eater, compact, clear, takes really great pictures!"
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"I have taken a hundred flash pictures and battery still good."
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"It takes clear photos and the battery life is very good."
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Color

Color:
"The examples of the posted photos were taken under a wide range of conditions and directly address the issues which some reviewers seem to be have concerns with, e. g., close-ups, low light, focus and color aberrations and some other problems."
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"This camera takes pictures that are barely in focus, colors are terrible no matter how close you are to your subject."
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"Real colors (something rare in a canon), good exposure and excellent flash performance."
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"The pictures print out in great quality with my inexpensive color printer."
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"The LCD screen does not reflect the color of the image accurately, which is a good thing."
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"Takes great pictures as true to the natural colors as possible even with the flash."
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"Video produced good color, good focus, and clear videos."
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Flash

Flash:
"Inside it is best to use flash to avoid excessive noise."
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"Subcompact cameras have ridiculously small batteries and tiny flash tubes (typically under 0.2 sq inches) located at the worst possible place: near the lens."
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"The only time I missed it was using slave flash."
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"I have taken a hundred flash pictures and battery still good."
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"Great camera with excellent flash performance."
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"Real colors (something rare in a canon), good exposure and excellent flash performance."
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"Inside it is best to use flash to avoid excessive noise."
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"It's easy to change between flash and none, easy to change the style settings, and even easier just to leave it on AUTO and let it focus."
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Focus

Focus:
"The examples of the posted photos were taken under a wide range of conditions and directly address the issues which some reviewers seem to be have concerns with, e. g., close-ups, low light, focus and color aberrations and some other problems."
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"This camera takes pictures that are barely in focus, colors are terrible no matter how close you are to your subject."
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"This camera is extremely SLOW...slow to focus, slow in processing the picture I just took - the screen forever says Busy before I can go on to my next shot."
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"It focuses quickly and I love how my closeups turn out."
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"Auto focus worked well in most conditions."
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"Video produced good color, good focus, and clear videos."
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"It's easy to change between flash and none, easy to change the style settings, and even easier just to leave it on AUTO and let it focus."
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"A little care is needed for focusing which I am finding not hard to do."
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Image

Image:
"The images are not clear, and many of them are a blur thanks to the shutter speed."
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"the only time the pics are decent is if i'm outside in bright daylight with sun at my back--indoor pics are just terrible, regardless of the setting."
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"Given the dynamic range and low-light performance of a pro DSLR isn't that great, I don't see any reason to pay a premium for 6% vs 4%.CONCLUSIONMy ideal small camera - pocketable, usably large viewfinder (I can accept a smaller LCD), 5-6 megapixels, manual control, image stabilization (small cameras are hard to hold steady), not cluttered with silly features - is no longer made."
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"The pics don't look great on the camera screen but when I downloaded them onto my computer, the pics were fine."
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"This is a TRUE ZOOM and should not degrade the image quality."
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"I got 10,000 pics out of it, so I really can't complain I guess."
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"Clear pics too."
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"Very easy to get photos into PC with USB cable provided and very easy to send e-mails with images."
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"Please keep in mind that the images posted by Amazon are compressed and do not represent the images in their highest detail, even so, they are quite acceptable."
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Light

Light:
"I got an older model with 10.2 megapixels but when buying a camera that is one of the things you look at but not the most important with Point and Shoot, it is like the third thing as you can buy a 15 or 21 megapixel and still get really bad grainy or dark pictures, like I did, and anything over 18mgp does NOT do well in low light."
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"The examples of the posted photos were taken under a wide range of conditions and directly address the issues which some reviewers seem to be have concerns with, e. g., close-ups, low light, focus and color aberrations and some other problems."
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"So paying extra for a camera that's really bad in low light rather than terrible doesn't make a lot of sense to me."
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"Picture Quality:First, the megapixels of this camera is of the NIKON @ 21 and the OLYMPUS was 14 and the quality is actually very good where there is a lot of light with the ISO at 400 or under and excellent at 100."
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"Takes good pictures and the batteries last a long time (and recharge in a hurry) - I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a dependable, light weight camera that is easy to use and takes good photos."
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"Light weight, good battery life, slot for memory card are some other advantages."
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"I wanted light, easy, low-light and fast shutter, and an optical zoom, that would allow me to take some decent snaps."
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"Camera low light photo were pretty bad."
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Photo

Photo:
"They helped me to take up this hobby again and I can't explain how wonderful it is to work with photos again! "
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"Easy to use and easy to transfer photos to computer."
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"Takes good pictures and the batteries last a long time (and recharge in a hurry) - I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a dependable, light weight camera that is easy to use and takes good photos."
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"Very easy to get photos into PC with USB cable provided and very easy to send e-mails with images."
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"It takes clear photos and the battery life is very good."
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"Conversely it also took some pleasant photos of people gathered in the shade of the tents despite a bright sunny background that was impossible to eliminate."
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Price

Price:
"Not only was it a great price, but it's a great camera."
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"It fit my requirements very well: Image Stabilization, 4X zoom,Easy to use, Cheap (No great loss if it were dropped or lost.)"
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"The price is right so if something horrible happens to the camera, you won't cry about having to get another."
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"I do not hesitate recommending this camera which for the price is a great and quality buy."
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"Got this camera at a really good price & made some great pictures with it."
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"My camera, though inexpensive, serves me well."
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"It is great camera for this price."
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"very decent price and solid quality"
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"The low price of this item is amazing."
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Quality

Quality:
"Served me well over the last few years, not too fancy, but it's easy to use and takes good quality pictures."
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"Picture quality not good on screen but excellent on Computer."
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"My use is pictures of the grandkids, my car restorations for my web sites, and delivery or quality problems to send to my suppliers, using the macro a lot."
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"Overall, this is not the best camera for you if you want a camera which has better quality than the average mobile phone camera."
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"I do not hesitate recommending this camera which for the price is a great and quality buy."
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"For example I originally bought a Nikon which was a 14 mega pixel camera which I returned because the picture quality was terrible in anything but outdoor conditions."
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"Picture Quality:First, the megapixels of this camera is of the NIKON @ 21 and the OLYMPUS was 14 and the quality is actually very good where there is a lot of light with the ISO at 400 or under and excellent at 100."
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"This is a TRUE ZOOM and should not degrade the image quality."
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"Slightly costly than Nikkon but good picture quality."
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"It takes good quality pictures."
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"very decent price and solid quality"
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Size

Size:
"i bought this after dropping my old Canon camera and this one is great, has a great zoom feature and now has rechargeable battery so i no longer need those annoying AA size batteries."
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"It seems fairly sturdy and not so small that it would be easy to drop like our Elphs."
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"The only issue I have with it is that I boutght it of my in-laws and not only they, but even I are confused in the symbols on the botton because they are small and the meaning is not always clear"
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"And manual control is less convenient on a subcompact because of the ergonomic compromises necessary for such a small camera."
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"Given the dynamic range and low-light performance of a pro DSLR isn't that great, I don't see any reason to pay a premium for 6% vs 4%.CONCLUSIONMy ideal small camera - pocketable, usably large viewfinder (I can accept a smaller LCD), 5-6 megapixels, manual control, image stabilization (small cameras are hard to hold steady), not cluttered with silly features - is no longer made."
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"Price was very reasonable and size works great to carry in my purse."
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"Image quality was good for such a small sensor."
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"It's a good camera for on-the-go as its size allows for easy travel."
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"Very nice camera for the money... very small and compact to take along anywhere."
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"The only issue I have with it is that I boutght it of my in-laws and not only they, but even I are confused in the symbols on the botton because they are small and the meaning is not always clear"
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Video

Video:
"I bought this camera specifically for taking video, BEWARE of the self-shutoff in movie mode - 10 minutes only."
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"Another minor problem with the video is that the zoom is digital and when you use it the picture's quality goes down."
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"I didn't know I can do videos as well which is a plus because that is what I was looking for!"
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"Excellent pictures and video."
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"It takes great pictures and video."
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"The video quality is good as well, it can easily hold its own against the pricier models."
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"I also love the video quality on this camera, as well as the sound."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"Another minor problem with the video is that the zoom is digital and when you use it the picture's quality goes down."
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"After using it on a few vacations, I decided I wanted something with greater zoom range, & gave it to my grandchildren."
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"For great pix AVOID digital zoom."
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"It may be a dual option lens as I am assuming the NIKKOR lens means digital, but there is no upside to that, as stated above optical zoom is the best."
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"This is a TRUE ZOOM and should not degrade the image quality."
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"Used it @ a recent Rolling Stones concert and was able to zoom in on the band and get some great shots."
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