In addition to a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi, and a powerful DIGIC 4 processing, the Canon PowerShot A3500 IS is a simple to use point and shoot digital camera with a 16 megapixel sensor, modest 5x optical zoom, built-in wi-fi, and a powerful DIGIC 4 processor.

Although it is a camera for the casual photographer, it does not imply that it should skimp on image quality. We’ll find out whether or not it does in our in-depth review. The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS is available in four colors: black, purple, and white. It costs around $110 and is available in four colors.

Canon Powershot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS - Digital camera - compact - 16.0 Mpix - 5 x optical zoom - Wi-Fi - red
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The Canon PowerShot A3500 IS appears to be a touch broader than the normal digital compact camera in terms of width. It’s possible that this is done to fit the large screen on the rear of the device. On the other hand, the only version that can be found on any camera has a 3 inch screen.

On the rear, it looks like the camera has been expanded broader in order to accommodate more space on the back of the device. However, this is not for the screen. In fact, it’s for the buttons that are slightly larger than usual and are located adjacent to the screen.

They consist of the standard buttons such as direct Video record, User help, Main menu, Playback, and a command ring that may be used for a variety of functions ranging from flash options to wi-fi settings.

On the front, the tiny lens is contained within a large bezel, creating the impression that the camera is larger than it actually is. The AF emitter is located on one side of the lens, while a thin flash is located on the other.

In that there are just two buttons on the top of the Canon PowerShot A3500 IS, it takes a straightforward approach to design.

The power button is a long, thin button, but the shutter release button is bigger than the power button and rests significantly higher on the camera’s body. Shooting in the dark is made easier by the zoom switch being wrapped around it, which is easy to identify and use with the index finger.

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Canon Powershot A3500 IS Specs

Body typeCompact
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
ProcessorDIGIC 4
ISOAuto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationOptical
Image stabilization notes3-stop
Uncompressed formatNo
Focal length (equiv.)28–140 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF2.8–6.9
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace Detection
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusNo
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18″)
Number of focus points9
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots230,000
Touch screenYes
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Minimum shutter speed15 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Aperture priorityNo
Shutter priorityNo
Manual exposure modeNo
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range3.00 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Continuous drive0.8 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Resolutions1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Videography notesMiniature Effect (HD (5, 2.5, 1.25 fps) or L (6, 3, 1.5 fps))
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Remote controlNo
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NB-11L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)200
Weight (inc. batteries)135 g (0.30 lb / 4.76 oz)
Dimensions98 x 56 x 20 mm (3.86 x 2.2 x 0.79″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPS notesvia Smartphone app