Canon PowerShot A3200 IS review

Feature-rich and stabilised

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For

  • Slim, stylish body Impressive Auto performance Reasonable choice of manual adjustment

Against

  • AF can be sluggish Not full HD video Some clunky ergonomics

Stump up another £40 from the Canon PowerShot A800 and you can get the PowerShot A3200 IS – IS standing for image stabilisation.

You get a lot more besides, including a 14.1 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 720p HD video recording, better-looking slimmer metal case, 5x optical zoom and Advanced Scene Detection modes. The A3200 is an upgrade of the A3100 IS camera, which had 12.1 megapixels, 4 x optical zoom lacked HD video capability. So are these extra features worth the upgrade?

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot A
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MMCplus, MultiMediaCard (MMC), HC MMCplus
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourOrange
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Smart Capture, Smile Detection, Live View, Manual White Balance, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)149 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height56.7 mm
Width95.1 mm
Depth24.3 mm
Product SeriesA
Focal Length5 mm to 25 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelA3200 IS
Product NamePowerShot A3200 IS Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Exposure Control

Programed AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5042B008AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

With Dynamic Image Stabilizer and a set of other impressive features, the metal bodied PowerShot A3200 IS captures beautiful photos and HD movies with ease.

Package Contents
  • PowerShot A3200 IS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-8L
  • Battery Charger
Limited Warranty1 Year