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PowerShot A3500 IS
Drivers & Downloads
Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital, and 20x Combined Zoom
16.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD
Approx. 16.6 Megapixels
Approx. 16.0 Megapixels
5.0 (W) - 25.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 140 (T) mm)
Normal: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W), 3.9 ft. (1.2m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3 - 50cm) (W)
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Approx. 230,000 dots
f/2.8 (W) - f/6.9 (T)
1 - 1/2000 sec.
15 - 1 sec. (Shooting in Long Shutter)
Auto, ISO 100 - ISO 1600 (ISO 6400 in Low Light mode)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
Still images: AE Lock, FE Lock, AF Lock
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
(Not available when shooting movies)
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 3.9 - 6.6 ft. (T) / 50cm - 3.0m (W), 1.2m - 2.0m (T)
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Auto, P, Live View Control, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom Timer*
* Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (In P mode)
Approx. 2.9 shots/sec. (In Low Light mode)
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Images: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM(monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
[Large]: 4608 x 3456
[Medium 1]: 3264 x 2448
[Medium 2]: 1600 x 1200
[Small]: 640 x 480
[Wide]: 4608 x 2592
2304 x 1728 when in Low Light
HD 1280 x 720: 25 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 5 fps*1, 2.5 fps*1, 1.25 fps*1
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps*2, 3 fps*2, 1.5 fps*2
*1 Playback frame rate is 25 fps
*2 Playback frame rate is 30 fps (29.97)
*When in Low Light• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
*1 Playback frame rate is 25 fps.
*2 Playback frame rate is 30 fps*3.
*3 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
•The approximate number of videos recordable on memory cards with memory capacities other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
Playback Modes File
Still Images and Movies:
Auto Rotate, Rotate, Search (Date, Movies, Still Images)Still Images:
Single, Index (4-100 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display (Histogram, Overexposure Warning), Resume Playback, Transition, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, Photobook Set-up Movies:
Normal Playback*1, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2Displays playback position and shooting time *1 Audio settings available in 5 levels
*2 Approximately 4 seconds
*3 Rewind and Fast-forward are also available
Single Image*, Erase All
The image data in the memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
* Movies can be erased individually.
Hi-Speed USB (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Monaural (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-11L
Normal: Approx. 200 shots
ECO Mode: Approx. 265 shots
Approx. 5 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.85 x 2.20 x 0.78 in. / 97.7 x 56.0 x 19.8mm
Approx. 4.23 oz. / 120g (Body Only)
Approx. 4.76 oz. / 135g (CIPA Standard)Note: 30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Ukrainian, Malaysian, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Greek, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Vietnamese, and Japanese)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you PowerShot A3500 IS that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
AV Cable AVC-DC400
The AVC-DC400 Video Interface Cable is used to connect your Canon PowerShot SD Series Digital Camera to most televisions via the RCA type video-in terminals. It allows viewing of recorded images from the Canon Powershot Digital Cameras.
Adapter kit for the NB-11L.
Battery Charger CB-2LF
Charger for the NB-11L batteries. Compact and lightweight, the CB-2LF plugs directly into an AC outlet.
Battery Pack NB-11L
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery ( mAh).
Battery Pack NB-11LH
Battery Pack for selected ELPH and SX-series models.
Deluxe Leather Case PSC-600
Deluxe Leather Case designed to fit the PowerShot A series digital camera safely and securely.
Canon PSC-2070 Deluxe Soft Case
High-Power Flash HF-DC2
Powerful slave flash, fired by the camera's pre-flash. Effectively doubles the flash range of the camera. Comes with mounting bracket.
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
The Canon IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable enables you to transfer your camera pictures to a computer fast. The cable connects to your camera and to the USB port on your PC or MAC Computer. Comes standard with the EOS 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5D Mark II, 7D, 5D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT and Digital Rebel. Please see Compatibility tab for compatible models.
PowerShot: CarePAK PLUS (2YR)
CarePAK PLUS offers protection from accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges, and more, including normal wear and tear, beyond the standard warranty period. It also includes Image Recovery (included with Cameras, Camcorders, and Printers with a memory card slot only), priority repair service, free return shipping, $0 deductible, genuine Canon factory service with only genuine Canon parts, and is transferable if you sell or gift your product. With a CarePAK PLUS, a damaged product will be repaired to good working condition or replaced with an equivalent product.
Software Developer Kit
The Software Developer Kit can now be found at Developersupport.canon.com. Please visit this site to apply and gain access to the Canon SDK's, find SDK compatibility information with current and past Canon EOS and Powershot models, and read FAQ's regarding Canon's SDK's.