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Canon PowerShot A2600
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Canon PowerShot A2600 Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD Mar 2013
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35 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Canon digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua.

Good Size

Some customers reckoned that the Canon PowerShot A2600 was compact. Mart mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot A2600 two years ago “Body shape is reasonably compact (98 x 56 x 20mm, weight is 135g including battery” but they only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars. Mart also mentioned “Is HD720 resolution, standard for a basic compact”. Mart also mentioned “For comparison I'd recommend looking at one of the Nikon Coolpix pocket cameras such as theNikon COOLPIX S3500 Compact Digital Camera - Black (20.1MP, 7x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD”.

One Canon PowerShot A2600 reviewer wrote that the product was a good body shape.

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Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Canon is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Canon also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

Easy to Use

One Canon PowerShot A2600 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot A2600 was easy to handle. One person who reviewed the Canon PowerShot A2600 thought it was easy to use.

One Canon PowerShot A2600 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Digitalone.com.sg wrote in their Canon PowerShot A2600 review “Canon's new digital compact camera model come with a help button that activates a quick menu on the LCD screen, providing easy-to-understand instructions”.

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Good Quality Lens

A few people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot A2600 mentioned that it had a good lens. Mart said “The lens starts at a good wideangle (28mm in terms of a 35mm camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Some Canon PowerShot A2600 owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot A2600 reckoned that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “The 16-megapixel shooter has a 5x zoom lens”. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Quick TakePros5X zoom lens offers 28mm wide angle Eco mode saves battery life Affordable”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Three years ago Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “Canon's compact, entry-level PowerShot A2600 is capable of producing sharp images.”. Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot A2600 had a good picture resolution.

Robust

One Canon PowerShot A2600 owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it was well made.

Good Support

One Canon PowerShot A2600 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera said that it had good technical guidance.

Nice Design

One person considered that the Canon PowerShot A2600 was good looking.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon PowerShot A2600 owner said that the product had a good screen.

Good Video Capture

One Canon PowerShot A2600 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording.

Good Battery Life

One Canon PowerShot A2600 owner wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot A2600 had a good battery life.

Good Product Quality

One Canon PowerShot A2600 owner who bought the Canon PowerShot A2600 considered that it was good quality. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Canon PowerShot A2600 review “A well built metal body that looks stylish in any of the colours it is available in” and rated it 4 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Casio Exilim EX-H50, and the GE G3WP is also worth considering.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the PowerShot A2600 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A2600 the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45, and the Samsung WB850F ($378.37) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Canon camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Coolpix P520 (3.2"), or the Coolpix S800c (3.5") both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S9400, or the Coolpix L120 ($299.50) both from Nikon.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the DSC-WX350 ($267.99) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the DSC-W810 ($99.99) (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the PowerShot A2600 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the GE G3WP, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot A2600 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The PowerShot A2600 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A2600. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Canon PowerShot A2600 is a two supported battery camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The PowerShot A2600 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot A2600. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot A2600 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A2600 ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

The PowerShot A2600 has one of the higher maximum playback zooms (10 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum playback zooms of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot A2600 range from 1x to 16x.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The PowerShot A2600 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

Cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum apertures of between 2 and 130. The PowerShot A2600 has a quite small maximum aperture (6.9) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A2600.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Canon PowerShot A2600 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot A2600. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot A2600 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot A2600. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A2600 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The PowerShot A2600 has a fairly small minimum aperture (only 2.8) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A2600. The average minimum aperture of digital cameras of this age and spec is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.9.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The PowerShot A2600 has a quite short flash sync-speed (only 0.0005 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot A2600. The average flash sync-speed of digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A2600 is 0.76s, and the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 10s.

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Short

The average height of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 61mm, and the heights range from 16mm to 750mm. The PowerShot A2600 is quite short (only 56 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Thin

The thinnest digital camera that has been around for more than two years is 13mm deep and the thickest is 2,200mm. At only 19.8 millimeters, the PowerShot A2600 is fairly thin compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot A2600.

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15 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Canon camera is 67% based on eight expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine, PC Mag, techreviewsource.com and Chip.de.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot A2600 does not support video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do support video recording.

Alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Canon IXUS 140, or the Fujifilm FinePix JZ200 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The PowerShot A2600 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Olympus Stylus SH-50, or the GE G100 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot A2600 do not support WiFi connectivity. The PowerShot A2600 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider including the ST200, the WB200F ($204.97), or the ST200F all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot A2600 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot A2600 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot A2600, the Canon PowerShot A2600 does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Samsung ST200, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Nikon Coolpix P520 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon PowerShot A2600 is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The PowerShot A2600 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot A2600. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Canon PowerShot A2600 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A2600. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot A2600 is 3 and the highest is 52,000. The PowerShot A2600 has a quite low maximum ISO speed (only 1,600) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot A2600.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the PowerShot A2600 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The display resolutions of comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot A2600 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Only Two Aspheric Elements

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot A2600 have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the PowerShot A2600 which has two aspheric elements.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot A2600 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 100, the PowerShot A2600 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot A2600. The average minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot A2600 is 96, and the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 800.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

At 28 millimeters, the PowerShot A2600 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average minimum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot A2600 is 27mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 2.6mm to 290mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot A2600

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The PowerShot A2600 has a fairly typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot A2600.

There are a number of alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A2300, or the PowerShot A4000 IS ($190.00) both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Vivitar ViviCam S529 (16.1MP), the Nikon Coolpix L27 (16.1MP), or the Casio Exilim EX-H50 (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot A2600 has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS, and the PowerShot A3400 IS ($189.95) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the G5WP (4.5x), or the G3WP (4.5x) both from GE or the Pentax Efina (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot A2600 has a pretty typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5, or the Nikon Coolpix S1200 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Coolpix S5200 ($129.00) (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot A2600 has a relatively typical weight (135 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot A2600.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 135g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A2200, or the Powershot A3500 IS ($89.98) both from Canon or the Samsung ST100.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Operating System

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Expert Reviews

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19 September 2013

Let's face it: For under $150, you're not going to be getting a camera that stays in your family from generation to generation. However, if you're looking to grab a basic camera on the cheap, the...

12 August 2013

For those in the market for a budget compact camera, the Canon PowerShot A2600 is going to appeal. Available for just £80, it has decent enough image quality and a well built metal body that...

30 April 2013

By Eric Butterfield The Canon PowerShot A2600 is compact and affordable, and offers a basic set of features for beginners. At just 0.8 inch thick, it slips into a shirt or coat pocket easily, and...

16 April 2013

This is a most unusual compact camera - it is palm-sized, square-shaped and has no buttons. User control is through two rings around the lens - for zoom and shutter functions.Given its design,... Read more…

4 April 2013

Canon's compact, entry-level PowerShot A2600 is capable of producing sharp images, but image quality suffers in lower light. It'll only cost you $150, but it's not the best value you'll find...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon psa2600, canon 8159b001, canon 8157b001, canon 8161b001, canon psa2600p, canon 8160b001, canon psa2600pk
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