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Canon PowerShot A2300 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Black)
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- 16 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor
- 2.7-inch TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
- DIGIC 4 image processor
- 720p HD video with dedicated movie button
- 28mm wide-angle lens (5x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 20x combined zoom) with digtal image stabilizer
- 16.0 MP Image Sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 5x Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide-Angle lens
- 720p HD video recording with a dedicated movie button
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||210 Photos|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||0.8 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||230000|
|Display Size||2.7 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||1,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG (Exif 2.3)|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Modes Description||Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Focus Description||Contrast Detection|
|Focus Type||Autofocus Only|
|ISO Range||Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Image Aspect Ratio||4:3, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.13 x 0.79 x 3.74 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.28 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||2.5 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||5 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||13 grams|
|Macro Focus Range||3 cm|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year limited|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8 - F6.9|
|Maximum Focal Length||140 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,608|
|Memory Slots Available||1|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||15 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||0.85 pounds|
|Style Name||2.5 GHz|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion NB-11L rechargeable battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format||H.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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|Screen Size||2.7 in||5 in||2.7 in||3 in||2.7 in||3 in|
|Item Dimensions||0.79 x 3.74 x 2.13 in||3.7 x 0.9 x 2.1 in||2.13 x 1.97 x 0.87 in||0.79 x 3.86 x 2.2 in||3.8 x 0.9 x 2.2 in||4.19 x 1.29 x 2.4 in|
|Item Weight||4.48 ounces||4.4 ounces||4.48 ounces||4.8 ounces||4.9 ounces||0.51 lb|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 megapixels||12 megapixels||20 megapixels||16 megapixels||12 megapixels||12.1 megapixels|
|Video Capture Resolution||1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97 fps)||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97 fps)||1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps)|
|Viewfinder||None||fixed LCD||None||None||fixed LCD||None|
The Canon PowerShot A2300 16MP Compact Digital Camera, in black, is simple and stylish. This chic compact camera is packed with advancements that make it easy to get a great shot every time. Smart AUTO recognizes 32 predefined shooting situations then automatically picks the proper camera settings for you. Saving memories in breathtakingly realistic 720p HD is as easy as pressing the dedicated movie button. You will see extraordinary resolution and fast performance with the 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and capture more dynamic, exciting images with the 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens. Digital IS greatly reduces blur by recognizing the main subject and applying the best camera shake correction. Easy quality that is easily affordable. That's the PowerShot A2300 digital camera.
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Advanced to Make Shooting Simple
Simple and stylish, this chic compact camera is packed with advancements that make it easy to get a great shot every time. Smart AUTO recognizes 32 predefined shooting situations, then automatically picks the proper camera settings for you. Saving memories in breathtakingly realistic 720p HD is as easy as pressing the dedicated movie button. You'll see extraordinary resolution and fast performance with the 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and capture more dynamic, exciting images with the 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens. New Digital IS greatly reduces blur by recognizing the main subject and applying the best camera shake correction. Easy quality that's easily affordable: that's the PowerShot A2300 digital camera!
A Smarter Camera Means Better Photos
Photographers of all levels appreciate a camera – especially a go-anywhere compact digital – that takes the hassle out of capturing beautiful images. The PowerShot A2300 gives you Smart AUTO – sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture when shooting still images. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.
Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes
|Smart AUTO||The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.|
|Program||The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.|
|Live View Control||Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.|
|Digital IS||The camera digitally corrects image blur by analyzing the subject prior to choosing the best correction method.|
|Portrait||Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.|
|Face Self-timer||The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.|
|Low Light||For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.|
|Fisheye Effect||Now you can get the fisheye effect – a classic photographic distortion – without a fisheye lens.|
|Miniature Effect||Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.|
|Toy Camera Effect||Simulates photos taken with a toy or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.|
|Monochrome||Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.|
|Super Vivid||Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.|
|Poster Effect||Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.|
|Snow||Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.|
|Fireworks||Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.|
|Long Shutter||Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.|
|Discreet Mode||Disables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial settingâ€“so you can capture images in quiet areas.|
|iFrame Movie||The Apple® movie format, iFrame, makes it easier and quicker to import and upload videos while retaining high image quality.|
Gorgeous HD Video From Your Still Camera
720p HD Video
You can shoot high definition video anytime, anywhere right from the pocket-sized A2300 digital camera. With a simple push of the dedicated movie button, youâ€™ll be able to instantly record every moment in motion. 720p HD video is smooth, vivid, and beautifully lifelike, making it an ideal way to capture special memories. In addition to being able to shoot 720p HD video at 25 frames per second, the PowerShot A2300 can also shoot 640 x 480 VGA video at 30* frames per second.
Dedicated Movie Button for Easy Video Capture
Itâ€™s never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. To make shooting video as natural as snapping pictures, the PowerShot A2300 has a dedicated movie button. No need to plan ahead, no need to search through menus on the LCD screen; when you feel a moment would be best captured in 720p HD, simply press the button and recording begins. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want.
With the PowerShot A2300 digital camera, you can also shoot video in the Apple® iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.
High Resolution, Highly Advanced Performance
16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor
With the camera's 16.0 Megapixels of resolution, your images are rich and clear, with textures and tiny details faithfully reproduced even at the long end of the 5x Optical Zoom. This high level of resolution is ideal for creating the largest prints, and allows you the flexibility to blow up and crop any section of an image to express your creativity. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor powers the camera's advanced systems and features, ensuring fast, reliable performance with low battery consumption.
DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, HD video and Face Detection Self-timer.
Zoom in on Wider, Steadier Shots
5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wideâ€“Angle Lens
The 5x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-140mm) in PowerShot A2300 digital camera delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. It gives you a great range of potential images from a single location, which is perfect for sporting events and other occasions when your shooting stance is fixed, or times when moving in too close might disrupt the action you're trying to capture. The lens's 28mm wide-angle perspective puts more image in every frame for dynamic, exciting shots.
Say Goodbye to Blur
Digital IS beats the blur that mars many shots by recognizing the main subject, then automatically applying the camera shake correction that best suits the situation. If the subject is a person, blur reduction processing is performed. For landscapes, cityscapes and other still scenes, the camera takes 3 quick successive shots and composes them into a single clear image. If the subject is moving, the camera takes 3 successive shots, then automatically saves the clearest image.
Help You Won't Need Help to Find
The PowerShot A2300 digital camera is designed to be fun and easy to use, even for beginners. A new Help Button on the camera's exterior brings up the help menu any time you need it, right on the LCD screen. From here, you can scroll through a variety of topics that answer your questions with clear explanations, offer helpful shooting advice, and show you diagrams highlighting the position of any buttons you'll need.
Charge Up and Go!
The Canon PowerShot A2300 digital camera uses a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. This compact, powerful battery helps make it a lightweight and slim camera. Charge-up is quick and easy, so the PowerShot A2300 will be ready and waiting for those special moments.
A Color Just Right for You
Available in 4 colors
While the classic black camera will always be right for a lot of photographers, Canon recognizes that others will long for colors that express their individuality. Accordingly, the PowerShot A2300 digital camera is offered in a range of hues from subtle to vibrant, fun to chic. Take your pick from black, silver, blue, and red.
What's in the box:
Canon PowerShot A2300 Digital Camera, NB-11L Battery Pack for Canon ELPH 110 HS, CB-2LD Battery Charger, Wrist Strap WS-800, IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable, Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM and Limited 1-Year Warranty.
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The pictures are decent. I find some of the interior pictures are a bit grainy, even with the flash. The flash is plenty bright - so no issues there. Switching to low light mode made all the difference. This quick change off the menu function made for clear crisp pictures.
Outdoor pictures are really outstanding. Super clear and crisp. Sometimes it has problems figuring out what to focus on. However, when a face appears, it is really pretty good at identifying it and focusing on it.
One of my favorite features is the rechargable lithium ion battery. I hate having to deal with batteries. However, it is a bit of an annoyance to get it charged as it requires the battery to be ejected from the camera and placed into a charger.
The final reason why this inexpensive camera does not get a five star rating is the long time it takes between pictures. Even on a fully charged battery, it takes on average 5 seconds for the camera to process each shot. If you are trying to take a bunch of group photos, this can seem like forever.
Overall - I like this camera. It is relatively inexpensive and takes great snapshots.
The Canon A2500 is a newer version of this camera, but if you do a comparison between the new A2500 and this one, the A2300, the specs are nearly identical in features. The only difference I could find was a very slight difference in overall size and a small difference in photos per battery charge even though they use the same battery.
I decided, before gifting it to her, that I would make sure it was operational. (ETA: I gave this Canon to my niece, she loves it; as for myself, I wouldn't be thrilled with it as I want a camera with more manually-selected features.)
This is a BASIC point and shoot camera, almost as basic as you will find nowadays. Which makes this a good choice for a person that's new to digital, young, old, anyone really.
It's a small camera, easily fits in a pocket. The buttons are laid-out well so you don't hit a wrong button when you meant to push another. In this regard, much better than a couple of the Canon Elph models I tried previously. Build quality itself seems very good, but I do notice some noise in the zoom motor when playing back videos.
Leave it on SmartAuto. Your photos will be good 99% of the time. But if you think you will get DSLR-quality images with this camera? Heck, no! You can't expect that with a camera this price. This camera is not that great in low light if you don't use the flash; when there's not enough light your photos will be grainy. It takes *very good* photos outdoors on a sunny day---but almost any camera will give you the same. I'd even go so far to say that some Smartphones will take better photos than this camera.
No matter where you're shooting make sure you can hold steady while shooting-sure, this has digital image stabilization, but it's not as good as optical stabilization. And as far as I can tell, the Digital IS is only active when you choose the "Digital IS" setting by choosing Program-FuncSet-and right clicking the control wheel to Digital IS. This is disappointing that it's not available on all settings.
The menus are typical Canon, and there is no dial like the more expensive cameras have.
No optical viewfinder for those of you wanting to know. The LCD screen is average quality, not enough "dots", so when you take a photo and look at it on the camera's screen, it doesn't look nearly as good as when you upload it to your computer. I think I'm spoiled by my Sony cameras that have 921,000 dots, compared to this Canon that has only 230,000 dots.
It's a little slow between shots, there is "processing" lag, especially when using the flash.
Videos are "ok" with this camera, 720p is fine for those with an older computer. If you want a camera that has GREAT video I would suggest one of the Sony HX models like the HX10V which I own Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 16x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model), but you will pay a lot more for that camera - IMHO Sony cameras are hands-down the best at video. Back to this Canon: Yes, this Canon has audio with the video, but it's not stereo. You cannot optically zoom during the video, but you can do so before you first press the video button. If you DO use the zoom button after pushing the video button, it will be CRUMMY-looking digital zoom and you will hear noticeable zoom motor noise/clicking, at least on this camera I did.
I wish it had FEWER megapixels than 16 MP. The sensor, being a 1/2.3 like most cheaper cameras, is too small. More megapixels are NOT better unless the sensor size is also larger to go along with it. This is part of the reason these cameras are crummy in low-light situations. Of course, you will pay a LOT more for a camera with a larger sensor, at least $300+. So this Canon will "do" - there's always some kind of sacrifice one makes when choosing a camera.
One thing I really like about this is the use of a lithium ion battery as opposed to AA batteries, and it has a separate battery charger. It also comes with Canon photo editing software, which I've used for years and I think is better than Picasa, although there are less editing features to choose.
No internal memory at all, so make sure you buy an SDHC card if you don't already have one-otherwise you will be very disappointed when you go to use this camera the first time. I recommend a Class 10 card, especially if you plan on shooting videos. Transcend 8 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card (TS8GSDHC10E)
A surprise with this camera: a have never seen a point-and-shoot do this well in low light. The camera frequently switches the flash off in situations where it can get by on on available light. This makes for nice, almost portrait-style photography that I would associate with a DSLR.
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I paid under 100.00 for it new. The camera has done a solid job for me, as an everyday basic camera.Read more