The Canon PowerShot A3200 IS is an easy-to-use 14.1-megapixel compact with a 5x optical zoom that can be sourced online for around £110. That undoubtedly makes it cheap, but does it have the cheerfulness to match?
Well, it’s certainly colourful. As the more observant of you may have already noticed, the A3200 is available in a rather fetching pink finish, or indeed an assortment of other bright colours, including aqua and bright orange. Traditionalists, meanwhile, can opt for the plain silver finish.
Given the budget price tag and bright colours, the A3200 is very much a fun point-and-shoot camera targeted primarily at a young, style-conscious audience looking for something easy to use. Small enough to be slipped into a trouser pocket or a handbag, the A3200 is ideal for taking out to record various social gatherings with, from picnics in the park to nights down the pub and parties.Thanks to its 5x zoom there's enough there for more general day-to-day photography too, which affords the A3200 a bit more flexibility.
Of course, the biggest question many prospective buyers will be asking themselves is: given that its budget price, can it really deliver noticeably better image quality than their camera-phone?
Let’s take a closer look and find out…