Canon: PowerShot A3200 IS New! Digital Camera Features, Specifications

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June 4, 2011 by yogi2raj


Advanced Smart Auto
Advanced Smart Auto mode gets you ready to shoot in all kinds of situations and can now detect up to 32 different scenes. Simply point and shoot and let the advancedSmart Auto adjusts the exposure and focal settings accordingly to the various lighting conditions. At last, users can concentrate on capturing the perfect moment with ease and confident.

Artistic Take of the world
Creative Filters
Access 6 artistic creative filters instantly with a quick twist of the mode dial.
Choose from 3 different effects:
Toy Camera Effect



LIVE Control mode
Featuring a new Live Control mode, users can set Brightness (from dark to light), Colour (from neutral to vivid) and Tone (from cool to warm) on just one screen to achieve the perfect shot they desire.

The new Discreet mode turns off the flash and mutes the camera’s operational sounds for shooting in situations which require complete silence and where flash photography are not allow.

Moving pictures in HD
Users can now effortlessly shoot sharp high quality HD 1280 x 720 videos with Canon’s Dynamic IS System, a function previously only available in high-end Powershot cameras and gives the users enhanced stability allowing them to record steady video footage even while walking.
Image Sensor   

Camera Effective Pixels
Approx. 14.1 million pixels

Focal Length 5x zoom: 5.0 (W) – 25.0 (T)mm
(35mm film equivalent 28 (W) – 140 (T)mm)
Focusing Range 3cm (1.2in.) – infinity (W), 90cm (3.0ft.) – infinity (T)
3 – 50cm (1.8in. – 1.6ft.) (W)
Image Stabilizer (IS) System
Lens Shift Type
Imaging Processor
Optical Viewfinder
Electronic Viewfinder
LCD Monitor  
TFT colour (wide viewing angle type)
2.7 type
Effective Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots
Aspect Ratio
Brightness adjustment (5 levels)
Control System Autofocus: Single (Continuous in Auto mode), Servo AF / Servo AE
AF Frame
Face AiAF. Tracking AF, Center
Metering System
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Compensation (Still Images) / Exposure Shift (Movies)
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto, ISO 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
White Balance
Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shutter Speed
1 – 1/1600sec.
15 – 1/1600sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Circular (Used together with ND filter)
f/2.8 – f/8.0 (W), f/5.9 – f/18 (T)

Auto, on, Slow Synchro, off
Hot Shoe
30cm – 4.0m (W), 50cm – 2.0m (T)
(12in. – 13ft. (W), 1.6 – 6.6ft. (T))
Shooting Specifications   

Shooting Modes
P, Live View Control, Auto, Easy, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Discreet, Movie*3

*1 Portrait, Landscape, Kids&Pets, Smart Shutter*4, Low Light, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter.
*2 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect.
*3 Standard, Miniature Effect.
*4 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer.

Digital Zoom Still images: Approx. 4.0x (up to approx. 20x in combination with the optical zoom), Safety Zoom, Digital Tele-converter
Continuous Shooting Mode: Normal
Speed (Normal): Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. (In P mode)
Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (In Low Light mode)
Number of Shots (Approximate)
(CIPA Compliant)
Approx. 250
Recording Specifications   

Recording Media
SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Data Type Still Images:
Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
(Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels Still Images:
Large: 4320 x 3240,
Medium 1: 3072 x 2304,
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200,
Small: 640 x 480,
Widescreen: 4320 x 2432
Standard: 1280 x 720 (30fps*1), 640 x 480 (30fps*1),
320 x 240 (30fps*1)
Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720*2 , 640 x 480*2

*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97fps.
*2 Shooting: 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps. Playback: 30fps*1.

Hi-Speed USB
Analog audio output (monaural)
Analog video output (NTSC / PAL)
Direct Print Standard
Power Source
Battery Pack NB-8L
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10
Dimensions (CIPA compliant)
95.1 x 56.7 x 24.3mm (3.74 x 2.23 x 0.96in.)
Weight (CIPA compliant)
Approx. 149g (5.25oz.) (including battery & memory card)
Approx. 130g (4.60oz.) (Camera body only)
CIPA compliant

 Source: Canon India


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