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
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.
Canon Powershot A3500 IS Specs
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Other resolutions||4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480|
|Image ratio w:h||4:3, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes (1)|
|Image stabilization notes||3-stop|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–140 mm|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace Detection|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4x)|
|Macro focus range||3 cm (1.18″)|
|Number of focus points||9|
|Minimum shutter speed||15 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||No|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||3.00 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync|
|Continuous drive||0.8 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Videography notes||Miniature Effect (HD (5, 2.5, 1.25 fps) or L (6, 3, 1.5 fps))|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion NB-11L rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||200|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||135 g (0.30 lb / 4.76 oz)|
|Dimensions||98 x 56 x 20 mm (3.86 x 2.2 x 0.79″)|
|GPS notes||via Smartphone app|