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CanonPowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.4

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Good image quality (35)
  • Compact (34)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (28)
  • Large clear LCD (28)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (6)
  • Limited zoom (5)
  • Short battery life (5)
  • Lag / shutter delay (4)
  • Poor flash (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (30)
  • Travel (28)
  • Landscape/scenery (20)
  • Low light (16)
  • Video (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (20), Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great screen size !

Chose this canon because the touch screen was larger , and it has made all the difference in using it, and learning. I am 'older' and found it easy to take great pictures...Read complete review

Chose this canon because the touch screen was larger , and it has made all the difference in using it, and learning. I am 'older' and found it easy to take great pictures immediately just using the booklet. It is a dream to use ! I've been capturing my new cat in motion and it is such fun ! Honestly, I must explore the cd included with it . Am a sculptor and take a lot of macro images . Know there is more to learn, but in the mean time - easy is the word - and Canon images are the best ! So far nothing negative or needing improvement ...love taking it with me everywhere.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good general purpose camera

My main complaint is not the camera but the instructions. They only give you a start up guide. For more detail & and advanced instructions you must download CD to your computer. I...Read complete review

My main complaint is not the camera but the instructions. They only give you a start up guide. For more detail & and advanced instructions you must download CD to your computer. I think that was kind of a dumb idea. For anyone that doesn't have a computer, you will never know all of the cameras features.

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4.0

Perfect Camera for personal use

By Feroz

from Texas

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Low Light Pics R Not Good

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Red):

Compact camera, great for capturing Indoor/outdoor events.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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4.0

Awesome, amazing, Great photos

By Daddio

from Rogue River, Oregon

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Red):

    Great camera, loving it, easy to use, takes great clean photos

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 7
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Gman

    from Baltimore, md.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Red):

    My wife loves this camera !!! It was a big success as I gave it to her for her birthday. My wife is not tech Savy but loves the ease of operation for her new camera.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Huge bang for the buck

    By K31TH3R

    from Des Moines, IA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Poor Image Stabilization

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Black):

    I bought this as a point and shoot camera for my grandparents and on auto mode it does just fine for outdoor shooting. Indoor shooting requires a little more tweaking, so if you're looking for an indoor point and shoot camera for someone with not much technical prowess you may want to look at a slightly higher end model.

    The touchscreen protective coating is a little thick for my liking, so it's not quite as responsive as I like, but it should hold up to abuse quite well.

    As with all Canon cameras, macro pictures on program mode are incredibly detailed, and this camera will easily keep up with a first generation EOS digital rebel when it comes to getting up close.

    The 5x optical zoom is also quite nice.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Excellent Camera for the Price

    By Steve

    from Texas

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Black):

      Product works very well and takes pretty good pictures. It has a touch screen that works well too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      i will recomend this to all my frienda

      By vijayababu

      from connecticut

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video

      Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Black):

      This is the right one im searching for at low cost with best performance. I will recomend this to all my friends and family.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      TOUCH YES!

      By ROCKY RACCOON

      from OHIO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Black):

      I LOVE THE TOUCH SCREEN TO RELEASE THE SHUTTER, LESS LIKELY FOR MOVEMENT OF THE CAMERA WHEN TAKEING PICTURES.YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON A CANON AND B&H.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      good camera

      By Danier

      from new jersey

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Video

        Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Gold):

        Great camera for standard picture taking. Has some nice cool features and effects I havent been able to explore yet!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        excellent value

        By glenb

        from nyc

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Silver):

          very easy to use; produces superb images

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great little camera and great service.

          By Sparky

          from Ohio

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Red):

                Very crisp pictures, fast cycle time, and quick shipping. :)

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Excellent value!

                By Barb

                from Teaneck, NJ

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Silver):

                    The camera is light, very easy to use, and quality of pictures is excellent. Since the camera is a touch screen, it can become sensitive at times, and take pictures unexpectedly. This isn't too big a deal, as pictures can easily be erased.
                    I would highly recommend this camera!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Easy and handy

                    By dariogub

                    from Barcelona, Spain

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Gold):

                      good quality family pics

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 8
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great screen size !

                      By Bin There

                      from chimayo, NM

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Black):

                        Chose this canon because the touch screen was larger , and it has made all the difference in using it, and learning. I am 'older' and found it easy to take great pictures immediately just using the booklet. It is a dream to use ! I've been capturing my new cat in motion and it is such fun ! Honestly, I must explore the cd included with it . Am a sculptor and take a lot of macro images . Know there is more to learn, but in the mean time - easy is the word - and Canon images are the best ! So far nothing negative or needing improvement ...love taking it with me everywhere.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 10
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        It's ok I just one time.

                        By janice

                        from yolo county

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Silver):

                          I got it, I try it onece seems ok to me.I need to go out get more pict.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 10
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          takes a LONG time to capture image

                          By NOLA photographer

                          from New Orleans, LA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Lag / Shutter Delay

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Black):

                            the point and shoot is decent, but it takes a LONG time to capture the image (lag with shutter speed). cant take lots of photos in sequence...

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 7
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Powerful PowerShot

                            By D

                            from Hill AFB, UT

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Black):

                              I purchased this originally for someone else, but ended up keeping this for myself. I bought this at the recommendation of a co-worker when I told them I was looking for something compact, versatile, reasonably price and had good overall quality. Boy, THIS did NOT disappoint! Initially, it appeared a bit intimidating considering the amount of features and the touch screen capability that I'm not use to. However, once I did some hands on, I got the hang of it in no time. GREAT picture quality, surprising for something in the $-$ range. I usually don't capture video, but this did a pretty good job of snagging a few practice sequences and surprisingly was pretty stable. Overall, I rate this a 5 out of 5. Great product, great quality at a great price. I highly recommend this.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 8
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Power Shot A3400 IS Canon -Touch Screen

                              By Rp709

                              from San Jose,Ca

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Nice Body Color
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                              • Lag / Shutter Delay

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Black):

                              The camera functions as it should. The picture is very clear and sharp in natural light. However it could use some improvment in low light settings. Photos are a bit grainy . Additionally, the touch screen feature which is highly convenient is sometimes unresponsive and slow. The shutter also lags a bit, so for subjects that move, make sure you have it on a speed setting to compensate for this. The wide angle, works well for the average landscape photographer who likes to capture those moments which happen in the blink of a eye, however not suitable for portraiture, as the wide angel distorts the features of the subject. If using to capture portrait shots, a solution to remedy this problem would be to capture your subjects from at least 3 feet away. However, the camera overall is very easy to use and picture quality is good, which is typical of a canon product. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to have a spare camera with them in their day to day activities. Or, for the beginer landscape photographer or painter who may want to capture that landscape or scene for further development.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 9
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Good gamme entry

                              By Charlie's angel

                              from Paris

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Small / Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Silver):

                                Buttons get pushed and blocked too easily

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 7
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Awesome Camera!

                                By FotoMe

                                from San Francisco, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                • Limited Zoom

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Black):

                                This compact camera which you can place in your front pocket while traveling, is very easy to use and takes remarkably good pictures. The colors are vibrant and images come out sharp. The LCD screen is wide enough for viewing. I find using the LCD screen as a touch screen very user friendly. So far, it has'nt given us any problems. Glad I bought this camera.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                great little camera

                                By msubhaw

                                from Middletown, NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Nice Body Color
                                • Short Lag Time
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about PowerShot A3400 IS Touch Screen Digital Camera (Silver):

                                    Big features for such a small camera. Because of the simplicity of the camera it was a perfect gift for my dad. Now with this and his iphone he's in technology heaven!!! : )

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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