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Canon Powershot A2300 Black 16 Megapixel Digital Camera - A2300BLK

Abt Model: A2300BLK | UPC Code: 013803146677
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Canon Powershot A2300 Black 16 Megapixel Digital Camera - A2300BLK

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!

Features:

  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations for capturing spectacular images with ease.
  • Shoot brilliant 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button.
  • A 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor for exceptional performance.
  • 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens delivers stunning images.
  • Digital IS reduces the effect of camera shake and subject movement.
  • Help Button provides simple explanations and easy controls of your settings.
  • Lithium-ion battery makes it easy to recharge your batteries.

Specifications:

Type

  • Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital, and 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device

  • Type 16.0 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD
  • Total Pixels 16.6 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels 16.0 Megapixels

Lens

  • Focal Length 5.0 (W) - 25.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 140 (T) mm)
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Focusing Range Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.9 ft. (1.2m) - infinity (T) Auto: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W), 3.9 ft. (1.2m) - infinity (T) Macro: 1.2 in. - 2.0 ft. (3-60cm) (W)
  • Autofocus System TTL Autofocus

Viewfinders

  • Optical Viewfinder N/A
  • LCD Monitor 2.7-inch TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
  • LCD Pixels Approx. 230,000 dots
  • LCD Coverage Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

  • Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/6.9 (T)
  • Shutter Speed 1 - 1/2000 sec. 15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Exposure Control

  • Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600 (in P mode)
  • Light Metering Method Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot** * Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detect (Face Detect AE) ** Fixed to center
  • Exposure Control Method AE Lock
  • Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments (Not available when shooting movies)

White Balance

  • White Balance Control Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom *Facial color is evaluated in Face Detect (Face Detect WB)

Flash

  • Built-in Flash Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
  • Flash Range 1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50 cm - 3.0 m (W), 1.0 - 2.0 m (T)
  • Recycling Time 10 seconds or less (Battery Voltage: 3.7V)
  • Flash Exposure Compensation N/A

Shooting Specifications

  • Shooting Modes Auto, P, Live View Control, Digital IS, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet, iFrame Movie* *Shooting movies is possible with the movie button.
  • Photo Effects N/A
  • Self Timer Approx. 10-sec delay/approx 2-sec delay/custom* * Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments) can be specified.
  • Wireless Control N/A
  • Continuous Shooting Approx: 0.8 shots/sec. (In P Mode) Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (In Low Light Mode)

Image Storage

  • Storage Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • File Format Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
  • JPEG Compression Mode Still Images: Exif 2.3 (JPEG) Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (2 channel monoaural))
  • Number of Recording Pixels Still Images: [Large]: 4608 x 3456 [Medium 1]: 3264 x 2448 [Medium 2]: 1600 x 1200 [Small]: 640 x 480 [Widescreen]: 4608 x 2592 Movies: [Miniature Effect] 1280 x 720*1, 640 x 480*2 [iFrame Movie] 1280 x 720 (25 fps) [Other than the above] 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps*3) *1 Shooting: 5 fps / 2.5 fps / 1.25 fps Playback: 25 fps *2 Shooting: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*3 *3 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

Number of Recordable Images

  • Image data
    • Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2) Small (S) Widescreen (W) Medium* File Size (KB) 4,093 2,060 558 150 3,069 1,144 8GB 1,903 3,721 12,927 40,937 2,531 6,638 32GB 7,684 15,020 52,176 165,225 10,219 26,792 *When shooting in Digital IS or Low Light *The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Time of Recordable Movies

  • Movie data
    • iFrame Movie Miniature Effect Other HD: 1280 x 720 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 HD:1280 x 720 640 x 480 25 fps 5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x 25 fps 30 fps 5 fps 2.5 fps 1.25 fps 6 fps 3 fps 1.5 fps Video Size (KB/sec.,) 4,704 487 243 122 246 123 61 2,621 1,416 8GB 27 min. 28 sec. 4 hr. 00 min. 48 sec. 7 hr. 34 min. 51 sec. 13 hr. 38 min. 45 sec. 7 hr. 34 min. 51 sec. 13 hr. 38 min. 45 sec. 22 hr. 44 min. 36 sec. 49 min. 18 sec. 1 hr. 28 min. 59 sec. 32GB 1 hr. 50 min. 52 sec. 16 hr. 11 min. 54 sec. 30 hr. 35 min. 50 sec. 55 hr. 04 min. 31 sec. 30 hr. 35 min. 50 sec. 55 hr. 04 min. 31 sec. 91 hr. 47 min. 32 sec. 3 hr. 19 min. 03 sec. 5 hr. 59 min. 10 sec. *The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Playback Specifications

  • Playback Modes File
    • Still Images and Movies: Discreet, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Search Jump (Shot Date, 10 images, 100 images, Movies, Still Images), Slideshow Still Images: Single, Index (4-100 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, Movies: Normal Playback*1, Pause, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2 Displays playback position and shooting time *1 Audio settings available in 5 levels *2 Approximately 4 seconds *3 Rewind and Fast-forward are also available

Erasing Specifications

  • Erase Modes
    • Single Image*, Erase All The image data in the memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased). * Movies can be erased individually.

Interfaces

  • Computer Interface Hi-Speed USB*1 (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video*2) *1 Use of USB logomark is not allowed. *2 mini-B compatible.
  • Video Out NTSC/PAL (unified type dedicated connector (female)) with digital, audio and video
  • Audio Out Monaural (unified type dedicated connector (female)) with digital, audio and video
  • Other Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
  • Power Source 1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-11L 2. Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90)
  • Shooting Capacity Approx. 210 shots
  • Playback Time Approx. 5 hours

Physical Specifications

  • Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
  • Operating Humidity 10-90%

What's In The Box:

  • PowerShot A2300
  • Battery Pack NB-11L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LD
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 0.79"
  • Height: 2.13"
  • Width: 3.72"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels16 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.13"
Width (inches)3.72"
Depth (inches)0.79"
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length5.0 (W) - 25.0 (T) mm
Focus ModesAuto
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay10/2 seconds
Shutter SpeedYes
Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceLithium-Ion Battery
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  

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Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight/portable (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Excellent image quality (6)
  • Large clear LCD (6)
  • Good battery life (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good Camera for the Price

      I bought this camera to replace the A3000IS that my dog accidentally broke. Even though this camera lacks optical image stabilization, it takes pictures almost as well as the A3000IS. I love the...Read complete review

      I bought this camera to replace the A3000IS that my dog accidentally broke. Even though this camera lacks optical image stabilization, it takes pictures almost as well as the A3000IS. I love the fact that the camera has a 5x optical zoom. I also like the addition of the fisheye effect, toy camera effect, and the miniature effect. Video quality is pretty good, although it can get grainy in indoor lighting, especially in low-light situations. Audio quality is very good for a camera in this price range. One feature that I love that there is a video record button on the back of the camera. I wish that the autofocus and optical zoom would work when recording video. One of the only things that I don't like about the A2300 is aggressive noise reduction above ISO 400. It does reduce image grain pretty well, but also zaps fine details. Using the program mode and choosing ISO 400 or below greatly reduces this problem. Overall, this camera is a pretty good value for the price and I would recommend it to anybody who wants a good camera that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      lot of different programs to remember

      I have had my power shot A2300 for about a month now and am slowly learning about it.One thing would be nice if CANON could provide a full manual with the camera. if that...Read complete review

      I have had my power shot A2300 for about a month now and am slowly learning about it.One thing would be nice if CANON could provide a full manual with the camera. if that could be done us older folks would not have to run to the computor every time a question comes up. With all the options available many questions arise.If we had a manual when we are out in the field,it would be very helpful. Thank you.

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      5.0

      in low budget,,,,a high quality camera

      By shaibi

      from Pakistan, Grw

      Comments about Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      i had purchased this camera from Lulu shopping centre muscat oman. Now i am in pakistan, my homeland, and using this camera since two months,,,,,its fab.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Camera for the money!

      By Dutchess

      from NC

      Pros

      • Bright LCD
      • Easy to use
      • Excellent Image Quality
      • Good battery life
      • lightweight/portable
      • Nice features/settings
      • Simple controls/menu

      Cons

      • poor low-light performance

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        Great size for road trips but takes quality pictures. If you don't have a big budget but want a great camera....this one is for you!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        not happy with this purchase

        By Pushy

        from mn

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Good battery life
        • lightweight/portable
        • Simple controls/menu

        Cons

        • Dim LCD
        • Flimsy construction
        • Missing features/settings
        • Poor image quality
        • poor low-light performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          Iwanted a camera after mine was stolen. I thought this one would be like that one. This one doesn't have the power that I like in taking pictures and in getting the up close range on it. I would think of it as a good beginner camera but that is about all!

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Canon

          By Jen

          from Southern, central

          Pros

          • Bright LCD
          • Easy to use
          • Excellent Image Quality
          • lightweight/portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              At age 71, this is my 1st digital camera. I've made 4 shots with it and am so far pleased. I had help setting it up but did the download to be able to save photos to my computer by myself. The instruction booklet was fairly easy to understand but print was so small that I had to get out a magnifying glass. Recommend mfg keep all folks in mind when printing & use a larger font. If this camera keeps performing as it did on my 1st photos, I will be very happy with my purchase.

              Comment on this review

              (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Canon Powershot

              By BBallman21

              from Richwood, Ohio

              Pros

              • Bright LCD
              • Durable
              • Easy to use
              • Excellent Image Quality
              • Good battery life
              • good low-light performance
              • lightweight/portable
              • Nice features/settings
              • Simple controls/menu

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                  This camera is very good. The camera is very good at light adjustment and recording videos in high definition. The menu settings are easy to use and this camera is light and small which helps so that you can carry it in your pocket. Amazing product! 10/10!!!

                  Comment on this review

                  (14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  lot of different programs to remember

                  By sam

                  from castalia ohio

                  Pros

                  • Bright LCD
                  • Excellent Image Quality
                  • lightweight/portable
                  • Nice features/settings

                  Cons

                  • Complicated controls/menu
                  • Difficult to use

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                    I have had my power shot A2300 for about a month now and am slowly learning about it.One thing would be nice if CANON could provide a full manual with the camera. if that could be done us older folks would not have to run to the computor every time a question comes up. With all the options available many questions arise.If we had a manual when we are out in the field,it would be very helpful. Thank you.

                    Comment on this review

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Instruction manual

                    By Roland

                    from Bath, ME

                    Pros

                    • lightweight/portable

                    Cons

                    • Complicated controls/menu
                    • Difficult to use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                      I tried to setup the self timer. I read the manual (a PDF document, and on P. 57 it has instructions. It says to press function set, then an icon for self timer. Function set results in a menu with 2 icons that look close to the icon in the manual. I can press both of them repeatedly, and it does nothing. This is a complex camera with a lot of functionality. Without providing a better manual and bigger screen prints of options, the rich feature set is not practical to use for the average user.

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                      (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Very Good Camera

                      By Red

                      from Casa Grande, AZ

                      Pros

                      • Bright LCD
                      • Easy to use
                      • Excellent Image Quality
                      • Good battery life
                      • Nice features/settings

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                          It took me a while to get use to this camera , but I have to say very good image quality and clarity. has awesome battery life to last all day. the effects on it are very good, trust me the is worth spending the money for people !!!!

                          Comment on this review

                          (167 of 171 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good Camera for the Price

                          By Sean95

                          from Colorado Springs, CO

                          Pros

                          • Bright LCD
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to use
                          • Excellent Image Quality
                          • Good battery life
                          • lightweight/portable
                          • Nice features/settings
                          • Simple controls/menu

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                              I bought this camera to replace the A3000IS that my dog accidentally broke. Even though this camera lacks optical image stabilization, it takes pictures almost as well as the A3000IS. I love the fact that the camera has a 5x optical zoom. I also like the addition of the fisheye effect, toy camera effect, and the miniature effect. Video quality is pretty good, although it can get grainy in indoor lighting, especially in low-light situations. Audio quality is very good for a camera in this price range. One feature that I love that there is a video record button on the back of the camera. I wish that the autofocus and optical zoom would work when recording video. One of the only things that I don't like about the A2300 is aggressive noise reduction above ISO 400. It does reduce image grain pretty well, but also zaps fine details. Using the program mode and choosing ISO 400 or below greatly reduces this problem. Overall, this camera is a pretty good value for the price and I would recommend it to anybody who wants a good camera that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

                              Comment on this review

                              (126 of 130 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              FANTASTIC BUDGET CAMERA

                              By IFLYMAUI

                              from San Francisco

                              Comments about Canon Powershot A2300 Silver 16 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                              It only took me 30 minutes to realize just how perfect the A2300 was. Especially for the money. Canon has released a point & shoot camera that often excels itself and I have to keep reminding myself that it's just a entry-level point & shoot but it behaves as though it costs twice as much. Kudos to Canon for making the charger for the rechargable battery a simple TRAVEL CHARGER that is corrdless and plugs directly into a outlet. The build quality is good. Controls are typical Canon and the menu's are quickly mastered. I have two other Canon SLR's and this addition is much more than expected. On the other hand, before you buy this point & shoot, try Canon's stunning S100 point & shoot as well. Almost SLR pro photography in a point & shoot but a bit more money. Canon is giving you a great small camera for the money.

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