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The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, an ultra-slim compact digital camera that has useful features for novices and some scope for when you get more confident with photography. Our testing reveals if the functions and pictures taken are up to our high standards.
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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
- Launch date: Feb 2011
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The time it takes for the camera to take the picture, after you have pressed the button from a completely unpressed position (as opposed to a half-pressed position which cuts shutter delay considerably).
We measure the effectiveness of the camera's image stabiliser by judging pictures taken in trembling motion conditions and low light scenarios. We include this test even if the camera only offers Digital Anti-Blur rather than true mechanical stabilisation. The rating is for the sharpness of the image and the retention of picture quality.
Low light picture quality
We test the camera's picture quality in challenging low light, judging the amount of graininess and the camera's ability to focus sharply on its subject.
Face detection effectiveness
We test how to see if the camera's face detection can correctly expose and focus on individual faces within a shot. This is a new test added to our 2010 test programme.
Overall picture quality
An overall rating based on our assessment of the camera's picture quality in different light conditions and at different zoom ranges, taking into account sharpness, colour accuracy, contrasting, and any distortions that may be present.
An overall rating for the camera's video quality in different light conditions, judging sharpness, smoothness of moving subject and panning shots, and colour accuracy.
Video sound quality
A rating for the recorded sound quality captured by the camera's built-in microphone.