Mark Peters : February 25th 2012 - 22:50 CET
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS touch screen camera : Canon introduces a new easy-to-use budget friendly PowerShot camera. The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS combines leading lens technology packed into a slim and stylish camera body. The PowerShot A3400 IS camera is Canon’s first PowerShot A model to feature a 3-inch touch screen LCD for flexible, intuitive operation. The responsive touch screen gives even more power at the fingertips; with Touch Shutter functionality, users can control focus and trigger the shutter to capture a picture, while Touch AF focuses on specific areas of the picture by simply touching the display. The Canon A3400 IS camera also features face detection.|
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS digital camera
The new Canon PowerShot A3400 IS camera features a range of Canon’s leading imaging technologies to ensure that no matter the scene and subject - from beach parties, to city trips - great pictures can be achieved to share with friends and family. The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS camera features a 16 Megapixel image sensor which works together with Canon’s advanced DIGIC 4 processor to ensure photographs are captured in crisp, clear detail with natural and vivid colors. The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS camera features a 28mm wide-angle lens with a 5x optical zoom to get closer to the subject. The compact body fits easily into a bag during trips or evenings out.
Canon image stabilization techniques
To combat the effects of camera-shake, the new PowerShot A3400 IS benefits from Canon’s advanced image stabilization techniques, to ensure a stunning, steady shot every time. The Canon A3400 IS features an optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS technology. Whether shooting videos of friends, or blooming flowers, Intelligent IS automatically detects the type of scene and subject and automatically applies one of 6 different IS modes in order to produce the best result.
HD Video recording with the Canon A3400 IS
The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS touch screen camera is able to instantly record HD movies (720p) thanks to a dedicated Movie Record button. For effortless point and shoot enjoyment, Smart Auto mode detects 32 different scenes and can be accessed instantly from any photo mode with one press of the new Auto button. This ensures users can have the confidence to experiment with settings, and instantly be able to leap straight back to Smart Auto mode at the touch of a button.
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS with Discreet Mode
For consumers looking to learn more about the functionality and photography modes on their camera, the Canon PowerShot A3400IS features a Help button that instantly brings up on-screen help guide. The Canon PowerShot camera also features Canon’s Discreet Mode, which automatically switches off all sounds and the flash, perfect for subtly capturing photos without attracting attention when discretion is required or where flash photography may seem intrusive.
Creative photography with the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
Getting creative is now easy with the Canon A3400 IS thanks to the new creative photo modes. With the touch of a button consumers can directly capture photos with 6 different creative photo effects. For example Monochrome adds impact and atmosphere to portrait pictures and landscapes with black and white, sepia or blue monochrome effects, while Fish-eye Effect transforms any picture to add a new perspective and Poster Effect gives images a retro look.
Canon Online photo community
Owners of the new Canon PowerShot A3400 IS digital camera can also join the newly updated iMAGE Gateway, an online facility for sharing photos and video, now providing up to 10GB of personal storage, perfect for uploading many pictures, even in full resolution. An easy interface allows consumers to search for pictures, create combined photo and video albums that can receive comments from friends, and to share collections directly via e-mail and Social Network Sites.
Canon A3400 IS features
• 16 Megapixel camera
• 28mm wide-angle lens
• 5x optical zoom
• 3-inch touch screen
• 32 Smart Auto scenes
• Intelligent Image Stabilization
• 720p HD movie recording
• Face detection support
• Live view control
• Help button
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS price & availability
The Canon PowerShot A3400 IS digital camera is available in the colors black, silver, red and gold from March 2012, for a suggested retail price of $180 USD / £150 GBP / €170 Euro including VAT. Prices and colors may differ from country to country.
Canon A3400 IS sales package
• Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
• Canon battery pack
• Canon battery charger
• Stylus pen for the touchscreen
• Canon wrist strap
• USB interface cable
• Software CD
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS review
As soon as we receive a Canon PowerShot A3400 IS test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos, including a full Canon PowerShot A3400 IS review. We have posted Canon PowerShot G1 X and Canon IXUS 500 HS test photos.