Photographs look pleasing straight out of the camera, with well-controlled image noise and attractive color.
The PowerShot A3300 IS scores a high 1800 x 1800 LPH horizontal and vertical on our resolution test chart. We were worried that demanding 16 megapixels out of such a small sensor would cause more image noise, but we didn't find that to be the case. Image noise is kept to a pleasing minimum. It starts to creep in at ISO400 and can be seen at ISO 800, but the grain is finer rather than coarse, so it looks okay. Even at ISO 1600, the noise is tolerable.