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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS review

Feature-rich and stabilised

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
Smart and sexy, the A3200 IS is available in four attractive colours


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


  • 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?