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CNET First Look
Canon PowerShot A3300 ISThe Canon PowerShot A3300 IS offers up nice features and very good photos while staying simple and affordable.
Hi there, I'm Josh Goldman, senior editor with CNET and this is a look at the Canon Powershot A3300is. This is the top of Canon's A-series lineup for 2011, also know as an easy and fun camera. The most part that just means that Canon did its best to make the camera simple enough for anyone to pick up news and it is really if you never wanna leave its smart auto mode You're pretty much in good shape to shoot a wide variety of subjects without touching a thing. The controls and menus are straightforward to, so, no problems there. Well, almost no problems anyway. The buttons are flat and flash with the body making then a little difficult to press, but otherwise the design is fine and as the top model in the line still less than 180 dollars by the way. You get some better than basic features that includes optical image stabilization for the 5X zoom wide angled lens, a nice 3-inch LCD on the back and 770 feet HD movie capture. No use of the optical zoom or recording though and if you want to do a little experiment in with your photos, canons includes its new live view control mode and that lets you play with brightness, coloring, tone, and gives you some sliders though it's really easy to do, and there's also creative filters Like toy camera poster effect and super vivid photo and video quality, you're quite good for the money and really other than flat button, the only issue I have with its shot to shot speed, which enclosed 4 seconds and 5 seconds with the flash, but if that doesn't bother you, this is a fine choice for an ultra cut back camera. I'm Josh Goldman and that's Canon A3300is.