Canon Powershot A3100IS Digital Camera - Silver (12.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.7 Inch - £98.99 delivered at Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Was considering the Panasonic FS11 posted earlier when I noticed this as I was looking at the free camera case. Not sure which is the best deal, although this carries (reportedly) the biggest saving on Amazon.

(Did a search and haven't seen this, although the search engine is rubbish)

Anyone want to throw some views my way?!

Product Features
12.1 Megapixel camera with metal exterior in 3 colour variations
Genuine Canon 4x optical zoom with Image Stabilizer
6.7cm (2.7") high resolution LCD for comfortable shooting and playback
Exceptional ease of use with Smart Auto, Easy mode and on-screen Hints & Tips
People shots made easy with Face Detection, FaceSelf-Timer and Auto Red-Eye Correction
12.1 Megapixel camera with metal exterior in 3 colour variations
Genuine Canon 4x optical zoom with Image Stabilizer
6.7cm (2.7") high resolution LCD for comfortable shooting and playback
Exceptional ease of use with Smart Auto, Easy mode and on-screen Hints & Tips
People shots made easy with Face Detection, FaceSelf-Timer and Auto Red-Eye Correction
Technical Details

Image Sensor
Type - 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels - Approx. 12.1M
Colour Filter
Type - Primary Colour
Image Processor
Type - DIGIC III with iSAPS technology
Lens
Focal Length - 6.2 - 24.8 mm (35mm equivalent: 35 - 140mm)
Zoom
Optical - 4x. Digital approx. 4x 2 (with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom, Combined approx. 16x
Maximum f/number - f/2.7 - f/5.6
Construction - 7 elements in 5 groups, 2 single sided aspherical lenses
Image Stabilisation - Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 3-stop
Focusing
Type – TTL
AF System / Points - AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Modes - Single, Continuous
AF Point Selection - Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock - On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam – Yes
Closest Focusing Distance - 3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro
Exposure Control
Metering modes - Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock - On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation - +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity - Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Shutter
Speed - 1 - 1/1600 sec (factory default), 15 - 1/1600 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)
White Balance
Type – TTL
Settings - Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
LCD Monitor
Monitor - 6.7 cm (2.7") TFT, approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage - Approx. 100%
Brightness - Adjustable to one of five levels, Quick-bright LCD
Flash
Modes - Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed - Yes. Fastest speed 1/1600 sec
Red-Eye Reduction – Yes
Flash Exposure
Compensation - Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock – Yes
Built-in Flash Range - 30cm - 4.0m (W) / 2.0 m (T)
External Flash - Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1
Shooting
Modes - Auto, Easy, P, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (2.0MP) Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Movie
Photo Effects - My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color (limited))
Drive modes - Single, Continuous
Continuous Shooting - Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. 3 (until memory card becomes full)
Recoring Pixels / Compression
Image Size - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2592 x 1944, (M3) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4000 x 2248. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)
Compression - Fine, Normal
Movies - (L) 640 x 480, 30fps/30fps (LP) (M) 320 x 240, 30fps
Movie Length - Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M)
File Types
Still Image Type - JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 (Exif Print) compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1 compliant
Movies - AVI (Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)
Direct Print
Canon Printers - Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge – Yes
Other Features
Red-Eye Correction - Yes, during playback
My Camera / My Menu - Start-up image and camera sounds customization
My Category - Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation
Sensor – Yes
Histogram – Yes
Playback zoom - Approx. 2x - 10x
Self Timer - Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages - English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi
Interface
Computer - Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicataed connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other - A/V output , dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)
Memory Card
Type - SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Supported Operating System
PC & Macintosh - Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP2-3, Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.6
Software
Browsing & Printing - ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other – PhotoStitch
Power Source
Batteries - Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-8L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life - Approx. 240 shots, Approx. 360 min. playback
A/C Power Supply - Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
Accessories
Case - Soft Case DCC-480
Flash - High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers - AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60
Physical Specifications
Operating Environment - 0 – 40 ºC, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions - (W by H by D) 97.2 by 58.2 by 28.1 mm
Weight - Approx. 155 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
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I suspect the two cameras (Canon A3100IS and Panasonic FS11) are pretty similar as far as picture quality is concerned, although it is possible that the Canon just about has the edge - 14MP in principle looks better on the Panasonic, but in practice, cramming more pixels on a small sensor tends to lead to greater noise, particularly in low light. Panasonic has the advantage of HD video and better lens range (28mm-140mm vs 35mm-140mm equivalent - greater wide angle is important).

Canon was more of a bargain a couple of months ago, but is still a good buy at this price (Panasonic has never been below £110 before):

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/canon-powershot-a3100-is-82-99-deli/749569#comments

In my opinion, the Panasonic probably just pips the Canon, due to the HD video and 28mm wide angle, but they are both good cameras and its a close call.

Hope this helps.

Heat added.

PS. 'Digic III' processing on the Canon is a bit 'long in the tooth' now and means that the Panasonic may be a bit quicker in operation, as its a newer camera.


Edited By: andyken on Nov 04, 2010 09:29: ps
#2
Cheers, just the sort of advice I needed!

BTW, the Panasonic has jumped to £115 now, takes it to £103.50, although that still looks a good deal.
#3
obiwakka
Cheers, just the sort of advice I needed!

BTW, the Panasonic has jumped to £115 now, takes it to £103.50, although that still looks a good deal.


You're welcome.

Just a further thought, but if you're still swaying towards the Canon, this one seems a better bet than the A3100, to me:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/canon-a3000-is-camera-10mp-4x-optic/788385

Quite similar spec., but over £30 cheaper - still available, as far as I can see.

Edited By: andyken on Nov 04, 2010 10:39: .
#4
There are other makes to Panny and Canon. The Fuji F200EXR or F70EXR both beat Panny/Canon for specs and picture quality and lens range. Prices are similar or cheaper if you buy from Fuji direct (or refurb, which are basically new). Personally I have always preferred Olympus or Fuji over Canon. Panny is marketing themselves to the iPod generation, expensive and gadgety.
https://secure.fujifilm.co.uk/shop/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/view-all
#5
obiwakka
Cheers, just the sort of advice I needed!BTW, the Panasonic has jumped to £115 now, takes it to £103.50, although that still looks a good deal.

A review on Amazon did put me off stating the more megapixels on this version (rather than the A3000) made the pictures more noisy. I went for the A3000 mentioned above, as its only £66.66 with free delivery (code EFD).
#6
pet2000
There are other makes to Panny and Canon. The Fuji F200EXR or F70EXR both beat Panny/Canon for specs and picture quality and lens range. Prices are similar or cheaper if you buy from Fuji direct (or refurb, which are basically new). Personally I have always preferred Olympus or Fuji over Canon. Panny is marketing themselves to the iPod generation, expensive and gadgety.
https://secure.fujifilm.co.uk/shop/consumer/digital/digital-cameras/view-all


What??!!

F200EXR on Amazon = £199.98, F70EXR at Play.com = £184.99.

You laid into me once before on a previous post for 'not comparing like with like' and told me 'what I should be comparing to'. How can you justifiably compare cameras costing £66 and £102 with a couple of cameras costing close-on £200 and conclude that the £200 cameras are a better buy? :(

Yes, you can always buy cheaper 'reconditioned' or second hand, but this is still not a fair comparison. I'm sure you can pick up a second hand Canon or Panasonic for even cheaper still....if you want a second hand camera!





Edited By: andyken on Nov 04, 2010 13:49: .

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