Photographers of all levels appreciate a camera – especially a go-anywhere compact digital – that takes the hassle out of capturing beautiful images. The PowerShot A3400 IS gives you Smart AUTO - sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture when shooting still images. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.
Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes
Smart AUTO The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
Program The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.
Live View Control Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.
Portrait Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.
Face Self-timer The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.
Low Light For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.
Fisheye Effect Now you can get the fisheye effect – a classic photographic distortion – without a fisheye lens.
Miniature Effect Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.
Toy Camera Effect Simulates photos taken with “toy” or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
Monochrome Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.
Super Vivid Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Fireworks Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Long Shutter Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Discreet Mode Disables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial setting–so you can capture images in quiet areas.
iFrame Movie The Apple® movie format, iFrame, makes it easier and quicker to import and upload videos while retaining high image quality.
Its Okay, I am still young so it Okay but, I am upgrading to a SLR camera. I like it but it can be better, yes I would recomend it because some of the pictures were pretty good. I am trying to become more advanced so this isn't a suggestion.
April 20, 2013
Overall picture quality was poor. Purchased for its size and ease to fit in a jacket pocket. Can't compare to my other Canon cameras. While the camera is nice, the picture quality suffers. Very grainy under all conditions. Took pictures under bright sunlight and couldn't get a quality print.
January 26, 2013
Great little camera package for everyday
My current shooting combo of choice is my T4i with battery grip and an EF 24-105 f/4 L lens. However, that is a little bulky for everyday or spur of the moment use and on several occasions I've really wished I had a small camera to carry around. Solution? The A3400. The combination of features, size and price are hard to beat. 16 megapixel, 5X optical zoon and image stabilization add up to quite a nice little setup. My three year old son picked it up and started using it. It's hard to give up the control options of a DLSR, but for a point-and-shoot it fits the bill nicely. I look forward to catching the shots I would have missed without this backup camera.
January 14, 2013
we decided it was time to replace our old 3.5 disk camera while it was big and bulky it took great photos but now days have to buy external docks for it. After alot of research and hunting we decided on the A3400 and red goes faster. I cant be happier! Easy to handle features that make not only out of the box ready to use but simplistic enough that anyone can take quality photos first try. Being able to take video thats stable and clear is only a golden plus.Canon hit this one out of the park cant praise it enough!
November 30, 2012