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Why you should go get yours today!
The canon A-series powershot cameras that were released in 2011 consisted of four models that ranged between RM 275 and RM550. Unlike the previous models, these set is much better and gives you solid reasons for picking one model over another. The A3300 IS, for example is the only model in these set that that has optical image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD and a 5x zoom lens. It is also the only one that comes with a 16 megapixel resolution which is without doubt a useful feature.
Given its price, the A3300Is is a very good camera. The most obvious downside to it may just be its slow shooting performance. To be more specific, its shot-to-shot times are long but that may be due to the 16-megapixel resolution. If you are a pixel peeper, you may notice some noise but overall, the photo quality is excellent in its category. And just as it is advertised, it is really easy and fun to use.
Can it get any better?
The color performance from the A3300Is is excellent; accurate, vivid, and bright. The exposure is also above average. Highlight might blow out once in a while but to be honest, it is much less than expected. The auto white balance is a little warm while indoors but otherwise it works wells and you can always use the presets or just white balance manually if you are not impressed with the results.
The video quality of the A3300 Is is at par with a basic HD video camera meaning it’s good for web use and TV viewing. Panning the camera may create a jadder that is typical of videos from many compact cameras. The zoom function does not work while you are recording but you can always go for the digital zoom.
Shooting modes are customized for point and shoot use. The most control you will get over the settings is in the program mode which lets you select and set things like ISO, metering and white balance. It is also the only mode that gives you access to the camera’s color settings like sepia and vivid as well as adjustment options for sharpness, saturation and contrast. On the other hand, you can use the live view control mode to adjust color, brightness and tone with onscreen sliders that lets you see the preview of what the photos will look like.
What is the cost of this gadget in Malaysia? Is it really value for the money? Totally!
Release alongside other models in the same series, the camera has different prices depending on the country. It costs about $149 in the US and you can get it for about £ 115 on Amazon UK. In Malaysia, you can find either get it offline or online with the best prices for online purchases ranging from RM 539-549.personally I think it is well priced because for it’s under RM 550 price, the A3300 IS is capable of giving excellent photos. With the current Malaysia prices for the camera, there is little difference with the US prices considering the shipping and other costs and that is why I think the gadget is even more worth than its price.
Is it suitable for me?
The A3300IS offers exciting upgraded features that will tempt any budding photographers that are looking for their first compact camera. Although it is being aimed for beginners, it has a bit more functionality compared to the other basic compacts in the market including some limited manual controls. If you are looking for your first camera as a photographer or you just want a nice camera at an affordable price then, this is just what you need. The pricing is great for beginners and it is something that is also quite affordable as a gift so if you are wondering, what to gift a family member or friend, here is an idea.
Pros and Cons
- Great value for money
- Fun and creative filters
- Simple and fun to use
- Good image quality
- No HDMI output
- Not so good battery life
- LCD resolution can be better