Canon PowerShot A3500 IS Silver - 16MP, 5X Optical Zoom

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS Silver - 16MP, 5X Optical Zoom

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Canon PowerShot A3500 IS
Shoot, share, amaze

Taking superb shots and HD movies for instant online sharing is easy with the slim, stylish 16 Megapixel PowerShot A3500 IS with Wi-Fi and Smart Auto. Intelligent IS keeps everything sharp and detailed.

  • 16.0 Megapixels
  • 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens; 10x ZoomPlus
  • Intelligent IS
  • Wi-Fi; GPS via mobile
  • Slim body with metal exterior
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD
  • HD movies (720p) with movie button
  • Smart Auto (32 scenes); Help button
  • Eco mode
  • Creative modes. Live View Control

16.0 Megapixels

Capturing all the detail from the genuine Canon lens the 16MP sensor delivers superb quality images that are perfect for large-scale prints (A3+) or creative cropping.

28mm wide, 5x zoom lens; 10x ZoomPlus

Fit more in the frame with 28mm wide-angle for sweeping landscapes and great group shots. Use the 5x optical zoom to get nearer to distant subjects or get even closer with 10x ZoomPlus - an advanced zoom technology with more visible detail and sharpness than conventional digital zoom.

Intelligent IS

Intelligent IS combats camera shake to ensure all your photos and videos are sharp and detailed even at full zoom or in low light. It automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from multiple modes to prevent blur.

Wi-Fi*; GPS via Mobile

Wi-Fi lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, as well as portable devices like smartphones and tablets, for fast, convenient, online image sharing. Use your smartphone's GPS to keep track of shooting locations then synchronise it with your camera over Wi-Fi to add this information to your images.

Slim body with metal exterior

The slim, compact body is small enough to take anywhere while the metal exterior adds colour and style.

Large 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD

A large, bright and clear screen (230k dots) lets you frame and view your shots with ease and makes sharing them a pleasure.

HD movies (720p) with movie button

Instantly record high quality HD movies (720p) with optical zoom by simply pressing the dedicated movie button. Intelligent IS keeps movies steady.

Smart Auto (32 scenes); Help Button

Even complete beginners can effortlessly shoot high quality photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and automatically selects the optimal settings from 32 variables. Use the Help button for quick, easy-to-follow guidance on using your camera and its functions.

Eco Mode

Eco Mode reduces battery consumption allowing you to capture more shots from a single battery charge.

Fun and creative modes. Live View Control

Experiment and have fun with a range of creative modes such as Fish-eye Effect, Super Vivid, or Monochrome. Miniature Effect makes scenes in stills or movies look like miniature scale models. Use Live View Control to easily experiment with picture settings such as brightness and colour intensity. Preview the results while framing and capture the best shot.




Product Description
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS - digital camera
Product Type
Digital camera - 720p - compact
Memory Card Slot
SD card
Image Processor
Wireless Interface
Sensor Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Lens System
Zoom lens - 5x zoom - 5 - 25 mm - f/2.8-6.9
Focus Adjustment
Min Focus Distance
3 cm
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Camera Flash
Built-in flash
LCD display - 3"
Supported Battery
1 x Canon NB-11L Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
Composite video/audio, USB 2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)
9.77 cm x 1.98 cm x 5.6 cm
135 g



Product Type
Digital camera - 720p - compact
Enclosure Colour
Sensor Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
Effective Sensor Resolution
16,000,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
ISO (Max)
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Processor
Image Stabiliser
Face Detection
Print Standard
Direct print, DPOF support, Exif Print support, PictBridge support
Auto Focus
TTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
AE/AF Control
Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
Face Detection
Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer
Digital Video Format
H.264, MOV
Image Recording Format
Max Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Composite video/audio, USB 2.0, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity
ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO auto
Exposure Metering
Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes
Programme, automatic
Shooting Programs
Portrait mode, slow shutter, fireworks, low light, snow
Special Effects
Fisheye, monochrome, miniature, Toy camera, Posterisation, Super Vivid
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, fluorescent light (warm white)
Max Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
15 sec
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Zoom lens - 5x zoom - 5 - 25 mm - f/2.8-6.9
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
28 - 140mm
Focus Adjustment
Min Focus Distance
3 cm
Zoom Adjustment
Motorised drive
Lens Construction
5 groups / 6 elements
Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens, UA lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash
Built-in flash
Flash Modes
Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
AF illuminator
Effective Flash Range
0.5 m - 3 m (wide lens) , 1 m - 2 m (tele lens)

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed
0.8 frames per second
Self-Timer Delay
10 sec, 2sec
Additional Features
RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, resizing an image, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, built-in help guide, Smart AUTO, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), Live View Control, GPS via mobile


3" LCD display
230,000 pixels
Display Form Factor
Display Features
Display brightness control


Microphone Operation Mode


Connector Type
USB 2.0 , Composite video/audio output


Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ImageBrowser EX, Canon CameraWindow


Included Accessories
Battery charger, USB cable, wrist strap
Body Material


Battery Type
Canon NB-11L
1 x Canon NB-11L Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
Battery Life Details
Photo shooting - 200 shots , Photo shooting - 265 shots (ECO mode) , Playback - 5 hours

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot
SD card
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Image Storage
JPEG 4608 x 3456 , JPEG 4608 x 2592 , JPEG 3264 x 2448 , JPEG 1600 x 1200 , JPEG 640 x 480
Video Capture
MOV - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps , MOV - 640 x 480 - 30 fps , MOV - 1280 x 720 - 5 fps - Miniature Effect , MOV - 1280 x 720 - 2.5 fps - Miniature Effect , MOV - 1280 x 720 - 1.25 fps - Miniature Effect , MOV - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect , MOV - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect , MOV - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect

Dimensions & Weight

9.77 cm
1.98 cm
5.6 cm
135 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
Humidity Range Operating
10 - 90%
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