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Canon A2300 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x CCD Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Good size
Easy to use
Expert reviews are average
31 Reviews

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Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this medium megapixel camera rated it as 84%. 12 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

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

Expert Reviews Are Average

Nine experts from sites including CNET.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and PC Mag have rated this medium megapixel camera on average 69%.


Design

Easy to Use

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned five years ago “The A2300 is an easy to use, pocketable camera available in a range of good colours” . Three years ago Kj scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It is similar to the A2200 so is easy to use” in their review of the Canon A2300.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good looking. Pcmag.com said in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “It's pretty responsive”.

Good Product Quality

Two owners thought the product was good quality. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com “The entry-level Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and its IS-less linemate the A2300 are simple cameras with nice picture quality for casual snapshooters.”. Cnet.com also wrote “When it comes to entry-level point-and-shoots, Canon's A-series PowerShots consistently excel in picture quality” in their review.

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Canon A2300 is not waterproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three owners said in their reviews that the Canon A2300 was compact. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag five years ago “The attractive metal-bodied¬†camera¬†is compact”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Canon PowerShot A2300 is a compact point-and-shoot camera that is capable of some sharp images.” in their review. Expert website Cameralabs.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's a basic point-and-shoot compact with some refinements des”.

Very Light

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg. With a weight of only 109 grams, the Canon A2300 is one of the lighter medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 109g digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX10 which has better reviews.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon A2300 supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 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 A2300 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98), or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Features Face Detection

The Canon A2300 features face detection, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon A2300 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Five people who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Canon A2300 on expert website PC Mag “It grabs sharp 16-megapixel photos, sports a 5x zoom range” but in spite of that they only rated the product 60 out of 100. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook”.


Display

Fairly Wide Field of View

The Canon A2300 has a quite wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. Across all the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the field of views range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Canon A2300 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the A2400 IS, or the 130 both from Canon.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include 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)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar age and type to this camera is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon A2300 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Viewfinder

Fairly High Magnification

The Canon A2300 has a quite high magnification (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera. The magnifications of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera range from 0.17x to 20x.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Canon A2300 features histogram, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

At 10 times zoom factor, the Canon A2300 has a fairly high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera is 1x and the highest is 16x.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon A2300 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F ($399.00) both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon A2300 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon A2300 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon A2300 supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Canon A2300 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do have an HDMI.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38. The Canon A2300 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Canon A2300 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Canon A2300 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the A2400 IS, and the ELPH 320 HS both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR is also worth considering.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x and higher rated).

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon A2300 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera. Similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 40mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A2300 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the L120, or the Coolpix S1200 ($200.00) both from Nikon or the Casio EX-ZR20 which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DV150F ($175.00) (5x and higher rated), the WB30F (5x and higher rated), or the 77 (5x and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Canon A2300 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this spec and age is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A2300 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon A2300 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago which support Wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the FinePix S9400 ($316.99), or the X-M1 both from Fujifilm or the Samsung 200.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon A2300 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature bluetooth.

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Flash

Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 3s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s. At 10 seconds, the Canon A2300 has a fairly slow flash recharging time compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon psa2300bk, canon psa2300sl, canon 6193b001, canon 6192b001, canon 6184b001, canon 6191b001
Barcodes 00013803146660, 00013803146677, 00013803146684, 00013803146691, 03610170846239, 03610170846550, 04960999843483, 04960999843490, 04960999843513, 04960999843568, 04960999843605, 04960999901442, 08714574578781, 08714574578798, 08714574578828, 08714574578859, 08714574578866, 08714574578897, 08714574578903, 08714574583693

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