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Canon PowerShot A2300 Review

Despite being a compact and feature-rich digital camera, the Canon PowerShot A2300 Digital Camera is both elegant and straightforward in its design and operation.

The A2300 is only a little more than an inch thick and a little more than two inches tall, but it manages to capture images with a 16-megapixel resolution that is the 35-mm equivalent of a 28 – 140mm lens.

This enables you to catch the complete family in a group shot or zoom in on your child’s beaming face from across the room, among other things.

With its 16-megapixel picture sensor, this little camera is nonetheless capable of capturing photos as large as a poster at a maximum resolution of 4608 by 3456 pixels. This provides you with the freedom to expand or crop any area of your photograph for printing or sharing on the internet without losing quality.

With Digital Image Stabilization, you can guarantee that your photographs are as clear as possible and that they are not blurred by low lighting, holding the camera away from you, or shooting at a moving subject.

As the brain of the camera, the DIGIC 4 Image Processor drives all of its innovative systems and functions, ensuring that you enjoy the quick, dependable performance while still conserving battery life.

When used in conjunction with the camera, it can provide improved image quality, in addition to capabilities such as HD video, high-speed continuous shooting, and a Face-Detection Self-Timer.

With its 720p HD video resolution, the A2300 can also be used as a high-definition camera that can be carried about in your pocket. Capture more than just a picture of your memories by capturing them all in stunning high-definition (HD) resolution.

When you consider that it has video capabilities in addition to dozens of photographic options, it is a feature-packed camera that is likely to take up the same amount of space as your mobile phone.

Structure and characteristics

The A2400 IS is a camera that stands out for being compact, lightweight, and aesthetically pleasing. It can be stored in a small pocket without adding extra weight to your body, and the shell is made of metal, which gives it a more premium look and feels than an all-plastic design would.

However, Canon chose to go with a 2.7-inch LCD, which is one of the reasons why it is so compact; displays that are 3 inches in size are more commonly found at this price point. The screen becomes bright enough that you can use it even when it’s bright outside and still be able to see well enough to frame your photographs. The size isn’t terrible, either.

Performance in the shooting

The shooting performance is decent; it is not quick enough for frequently photographing children and animals, but it is not so slow that you will become annoyed with it. It takes roughly 2.4 seconds to go from the off position to the first shot. We waited an average of 2.8 seconds between each consecutive shot; however, when we used the flash, that time increased to over 4 seconds.

The time it takes to take a picture after pushing the shutter release button is known as the “shutter lag,” and it is approximately 0.4 seconds when there is plenty of light and approximately 0.7 seconds when there is not.

With the focus and exposure being established with the first photo, the continuous shooting speed is a rather slow 0.9 frames per second. Again, these timings are acceptable if you’re just going to be strolling around taking photographs, but if you need something that’s always ready when you are, this isn’t the camera for you.

Picture quality

Because the image quality of the A2400 IS substantially decreases at higher ISOs, getting the greatest photographs truly on how much light you have available; the more light you have, the better your pictures will be.

Up to ISO 200, the camera maintains excellent sharpness and fine detail (though a little sharpening with photo-editing software improves things). Because of the more aggressive noise reduction that occurs at ISO 400, the photos become visibly less crisp.

Image noise and artifacts are visible to pixel peepers at all ISO sensitivities, however, at smaller sizes, they are not really noticeable until ISO 800 is reached. Small printing and sharing on the web can be done successfully at ISO 800 as long as the increased softness and noise, including a very faint yellow blotching, are acceptable trade-offs. ISO 1600 is the camera’s greatest full-resolution sensitivity setting, however, you should avoid using it unless there is an absolute necessity to shoot a picture in low light.

Image noise and artifacts are visible to pixel peepers at all ISO sensitivities, however, at smaller sizes, they are not really noticeable until ISO 800 is reached. Small printing and sharing on the web can be done successfully at ISO 800 as long as the increased softness and noise, including a very faint yellow blotching, are acceptable trade-offs. ISO 1600 is the camera’s greatest full-resolution sensitivity setting, however, you should avoid using it unless there is an absolute necessity to shoot a picture in low light.

On the other hand, the images are superior to those taken by other cameras in this price range due to the constant color reproduction at higher ISOs; nevertheless, once the ISO is increased to 400 or higher, they get slightly washed out. In point of fact, the A2400 IS has great color performance overall, with colors that are bright, vivid, and true.

It is important to keep in mind that the aperture of the camera’s lens, begins at a bright f2.8 and decreases to f6.9 when the lens is zoomed in, so keep that in mind as well. When you want to utilize the full zoom, you are going to require a lot of light or a high ISO sensitivity in order to keep the shutter speed fast enough to prevent blur caused by motion or handshake. If you don’t have enough light, the shutter speed won’t be able to stay fast enough. (This is just another compelling argument against purchasing the A2300.)

The video quality is adequate for usage on the web, but there is nothing particularly remarkable about it. When you pan the camera, you’ll observe judder, which is common in the footage captured by many tiny cameras, and you’ll also see motion trailing on subjects that are moving quickly. Although the zoom lens will not work while recording, you do have access to digital zoom; nevertheless, the quality of the video will suffer if you choose to make use of it.

Canon PowerShot A2300 Specs

Body typeCompact
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
ISOAuto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatNo
Focal length (equiv.)28–140 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF2.8–6.9
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterTrackingSingleContinuousFace Detection
Digital zoomYes (5x)
Manual focusNo
Macro focus range3 cm (1.18″)
Number of focus points9
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size2.7″
Screen dots230,000
Touch screenNo
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Minimum shutter speed15 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/2000 sec
Aperture priorityNo
Shutter priorityNo
Manual exposure modeNo
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range3.00 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Continuous drive0.8 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Resolutions1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatH.264
Videography notesMiniature Effect (HD (5, 2.5, 1.25 fps) or L (6, 3, 1.5 fps))
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMINo
Remote controlNo
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NB-11L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)210
Weight (inc. batteries)125 g (0.28 lb / 4.41 oz)
Dimensions95 x 54 x 20 mm (3.74 x 2.13 x 0.79″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone

Conclusion

The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS is a reliable option to go with if you want a camera that is simple to operate and compact enough to fit in your pocket before going to an event or taking a stroll through the city. If you leave the camera in auto mode, you are guaranteed to obtain good results most of the time, despite the fact that the camera may not be the fastest or offer the best bargain. On the other hand, I am unable to suggest that you purchase the A2300 because the money you would save would not justify giving up optical image stabilization.

Canon PowerShot A2300 Price

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Pros & Cons

Good For
  • Face Detection Focusing
  • Fast 2.80 Lens at Wide
  • 125g Light Body
Need imrovements
  •  No Image Stabilization
  •  No External Flash Shoe
  • No Wireless Connection
  •  No Articulating Screen

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