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Canon A2200 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 4x CCD Aug 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Average expert reviews
Easy to use
Good size
42 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this medium megapixel camera is 73% based on twelve expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, CNET.com.au, about.com and CNET.de.

User Reviews Are Average

This digital camera has an average user rating of 77% based on 24 user reviews. 65% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

We checked 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Camera

Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon A2200 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Canon A2200 has a custom colour. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a custom colour.

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Features Histogram

The Canon A2200 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 2 times zoom factor, the Canon A2200 has one of the lower playback zoom (max) amongst cameras of this age. The playback zoom (max) of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera range from 1x to 16x.

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Flash

Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

At 10 seconds, the Canon A2200 has a quite slow flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera. The flash recharging times of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 3s to 15s.

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Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Canon A2200 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera. The average minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A2200 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 4x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the G1 X ($449), and the 130 both from Canon or the Rollei Sportsline 99 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT2 (4.6x), or the Sony DSC-W630 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 112 millimeters, the Canon A2200 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Digital cameras of this age and spec have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Canon A2200 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera is 4.5mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A2200 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the L120, or the 26 both from Nikon or the Canon SX150 IS which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung ST100 (5x), or the Pentax Efina (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon A2200 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). This Canon digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. 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 medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon A2200 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Canon A2200 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A2200 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Picture Quality

4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Canon A2200 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3072 x 2304 and 4320 x 2432. Cameras of this spec and age still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon A2200 has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most cameras of this type and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the image resolution ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels to 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Display

Fairly Wide Field of View

The average field of view of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 99%. The Canon A2200 has one of the wider field of views (100 percent) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of this age and spec is 2" and the largest is 4.8". The Canon A2200 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think the GE X5, the Sony DSC-J10L, and the Nikon S6300 ($289) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Canon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8"), or the X-E1 (2.9") both from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon A2200 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Design

Easy to Use

Nine owners considered that it was easy to use. Sharpshooter22ma wrote on Walmart.com “There the best hands downeasy to use and handle just point click” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago Upbeat Granny mentioned in their review of this digital camera “My Canon Power Shot A2200 was highly recommended to me by trhe clerk telling me it was an easy camera to use and a great camera”. Av8or said in their Canon A2200 review six years ago “Easy to use for first time buyers with excellent results” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus. Six years ago Photobug said “This camera takes great pictures, has nice features and settings” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased this digital camera thought it was easy to setup. Trace730 rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “I have had numerous cameras and many manufacturers say you can use them right out of the box, that they are simple to set up”.

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Good Product Quality

Four people mentioned that it was good quality. About.com mentioned “My Canon PowerShot A2200 review shows a budget-priced camera that provides extremely good image quality compared to other sub-$150 cameras” in their review of this digital camera. Derphmo gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Walmart.com “The robust Cannon image makes up for the less than crisp lens-focusing/quality”. Kk4102 gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “I wanted an affordable, high- quality, point and shoot Canon camera”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was neat. Expert website Firstpost.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “There are some neat”. One customer wrote in their reviews that the Canon A2200 was well designed.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good looking.

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Robust

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Asia.cnet.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “The Canon PowerShot A2200 is a solid point-and-shoot for basic snapshot needs with just enough extras to make it worth its price”.

One person who purchased it thought it was strong and durable.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Two owners who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good battery life. Nanse said “Green light says battery is fully charged”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was quick to charge. Photobug gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “I do carry an extra battery and I recommend that if purchasing this camera that you get an extra battery or be sure to charge it often with heavy usage”.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon A2200 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the DSC-WX80 both from Sony or the Canon SX160 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A2200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98), or the GE A1455.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon A2200 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon A2200 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Support

Good Support

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Six years ago Mr. Dl Griffiths mentioned in their Canon A2200 review “It has a full warranty so I am not bothered about the lack of English instructions”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers who reviewed it thought it had good features.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three owners who reviewed the Canon A2200 mentioned that it had a good screen. Six years ago Photobug wrote “The display was much easier to see in bright sunlight then the camera my friend was using at the beach”. Johno mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has large enough screen and the 14MP resolution produces good photos”. Mac the Knife he said on Amazon “My old power shot A430 does a lot better! The screen is a bit difficult to see in direct sunlight”.

Good Video Capture

Three owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Miz said in their review of this digital camera “This is an amazing camera! I love taking pictures and videos so I got this for my b day after my other 7 mp broke” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

Sixteen customers who purchased the product thought it was able to produce good images. Six years ago Letsgodigital.org said in their review of this digital camera “Thanks to automatic camera features like Smart Auto and Easy mode capturing pictures under sunny and dim conditions is an”. Sailor rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “It took very good pictures most of the time”. Upbeat Granny said on Walmart.com “At my Granddaughter's birthday party I have some pictures that are good” yet they rated it 40 out of 100.

One person mentioned that the product had a good image sensor. Expert website Firstpost.com said in their review of this digital camera “The entry-level PowerShot A2200 uses a 14.1 mega pixel CCD sensor and has Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor onboard” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

One person reckoned that the product had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au six years ago “The A2200 will suit casual photographers to a tee, while the inclusion of HD video and plenty of shooting modes make great additions to this entry-level camera”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three owners concluded that the product was thin. Techtree.com wrote “Since it is very slim and light, you can easily carry it in your pocket”. Letsgodigital.org mentioned in their review of the Canon A2200 “The Canon PowerShot A2200 is a slim and lightweight design”. Kk4102 said in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “Is an overall great camera! The only con is that I wish it was slimmer”.

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Sailor wrote on Walmart.com “I purchased the A2200 to have a light weight compact camera on a three month vacation” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Trace730 said “If your in need of a compact camera with versatility then this is the camera for you”.

One customer said that it was heavy and bulky. One owner concluded that the product was easy to carry around. Mac the Knife gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “This camera is small, light and easy to use”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 135 grams, the Canon A2200 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 135g digital cameras and we think the Canon 125 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this medium megapixel camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 4942b012aa, canon 4944b012aa, pshota2200roo, pshota2200blw, 4944b002aa, 4942b002aa, 5028b002aa
Barcodes 00013803132519, 00013803132601, 00013803132618, 00013803132625, 03610170005681, 03610170006114, 03610170014867, 03610170530978, 04960999687476, 04960999687568, 04960999687605, 04960999687650, 05711045261138, 08714574563466, 08714574563473, 08714574563480, 08714574563503, 08714574563558, 08714574563565, 08714574563572, 08714574563596, 08714574563640, 08714574563657, 08714574563664, 08714574563688, 08714574563725, 08714574563732, 08714574563749, 08714574563756, 08714574563770

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