Canon Powershot A3500: Featuring a 16MP Image Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processing Engine
Canon has unveiled the Powershot A3500 with several high-end capabilities and an extremely powerful image sensor. Loaded with a top notch processing engine, the Powershot A3500 can now be purchased from the leading online retail stores and here is how the specs sheet associated with the same looks like in detail:
The Powershot A3500 exhibits maximum image resolution of 4608x3456 pixels. A 16MP image sensor is included that supports multiple aspect ratios in 4:3 and 16:9. Other resolutions are also supported with the lowest being 640x480 pixels. The CCD image sensor boasts of the 1/ 2.3 inch layout and measures 6.17mmx4.55mm in terms of dimensions. Powering the Powershot A3500 is the DIGIC 4 image processing engine, suitable for vibrant clicks even under inclement conditions. ISO sensitivity range for this camera is 100-1600 followed by the Auto mode for low-light shooting. In terms of white balancing, the Powershot A3500 packs in a solitary custom balance mode in addition to the 6 white balance presets. Optical image stabilization is another enviable feature associated with this camera. The 3-stop OIS looks trendy but the camera misses out on the RAW image support.
Focus and Optics
The Powershot A3500 offers an equivalent focal range of 28-140mm, suited both for wide-angle and telephoto. Optical zooming capabilities are supported with the limit being up to 5X. Lens aperture for the same is F2.8-F6.9. Autofocus is supported by the Powershot A3500 in addition to the several featured modes like center, tracking, single, touch and many more. The Powershot A3500 however misses out on manual focus. 4X digital zoom is offered besides the macro focus range of up to 3cm. The Powershot A3500 also boasts of 9 focus points for added clarity.
A 3 inch screen is included followed by the fixed LCD panel. In terms of resolution, 230K dots are supported besides the Live View option. Touch support is rendered but the Powershot A3500 misses out on a viewfinder.
Photography and Videography
Shutter speed range for the Powershot A3500 is 15-1/2000 sec. Aperture and shutter priority modes are missing but the scene modes readily make up for this loss. Built-in flash is supported by this camera with an extended range of up to 3.00m. Several flash modes are included in Slow-Sync, Red-Eye, Auto, on and off. Burst shooting mode is enabled at 0.8 frames per second. Self-timer is featured followed by the 3 metering modes.
HD recording is allowed at 25 frames per second besides 480p capturing at 30fps. H.264 is the supported video format. Miniature effect is showcased by this camera in HD followed by the support for Mono speaker and Mono microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
The Powershot A3500 features USB 2.0 besides built-in wireless connectivity. Optional GPS support is rendered followed by the orientation sensor. SD, SDHC and SDXC digital cards are supported.
Build and Battery
The Powershot A3500 weighs 135g and is powered by the NB-11L rechargeable battery, supporting up to 200 shots on a single charge.