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Canon A2300 Digital Camera

16MP 5x CCD Mar 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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23 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 35 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is 84%.

Good Size

Some Canon A2300 owners concluded that it was compact. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The attractive metal-bodied camera is compact” in their review however despite that they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The Canon PowerShot A2300 is a compact point-and-shoot camera that is capable of some sharp images.”. In the same month expert review site Cameralabs.com mentioned “It's a basic point-and-shoot compact with some refinements des” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

Five customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag five years ago “It grabs sharp 16-megapixel photos, sports a 5x zoom range” in their review of this digital camera yet they rated the product 60 out of 100. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine also five years ago “Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only scored it 60 out of 100.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Compact cameras built by Canon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Canon also has good ratings across its entire range.

Easy to Use

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Kj mentioned “It is similar to the A2200 so is easy to use”. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The A2300 is an easy to use, pocketable camera available in a range of good colours” although they only rated it 3 stars.

Nice Design

One person considered that this digital camera was good looking. Five years ago Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “It's pretty responsive”.

Good Product Quality

Some Canon A2300 reviewers who bought the product wrote that it was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com said “When it comes to entry-level point-and-shoots, Canon's A-series PowerShots consistently excel in picture quality” yet they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Cnet.com also said “Its IS-less linemate the A2300 are simple cameras with nice picture quality for casual snapshooters.”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD[plb_1879236_price], or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include the Rollei PowerFlex 800[plb_1950271_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W570[plb_2128686_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon A2300 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the A2300, the Canon A2300 has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] which has better reviews.

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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 digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the A2300.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], or the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Cameras that were launched more than two years ago have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the internal memory of, the Canon A2300's internal memory of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has Six White Balances

The Canon A2300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the A2300. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon A2300 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1280 x 720 and 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the A2300 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the A2300 have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87. The Canon A2300 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Canon A2300 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the A2300. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The shortest flash sync-speed of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A2300 is 0.0005s, the longest is 10s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.67s. At only 0.0005 seconds, the Canon A2300 has a quite short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A2300.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the A2300 range from 1.3 to 6.9. At only 2.8, the Canon A2300 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the A2300.

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Light

With a weight of only 109 grams, the Canon A2300 is one of the lighter cameras of a comparable type and age to the A2300 amongst compact cameras of this age. The lightest camera of a comparable type and age to the A2300 is 20g and the heaviest is 840g.

Other 109g digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price].

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15 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon A2300 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A2300 also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon A2300 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Canon A2300 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the A2300 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon A2300 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A2300 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon A2300 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the A2300 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Canon A2300 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the A2300. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Flash on" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Canon A2300 has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the A2300. The motion JPEG frame rates of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The Canon A2300 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the A2300.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800. The Canon A2300 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the A2300.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Canon A2300 is a nine auto Focus (AF) points digital camera. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the A2300 have between 1 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Canon A2300 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The display resolution (numeric)s of cameras of this age and spec range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of only 20 times zoom factor, the Canon A2300 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A2300. The average combined zoom of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 50x.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Canon A2300 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the A2300.

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Fairly 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 compact cameras that came out around the same time as the A2300. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the A2300 is 26mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon A2300

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Canon digital camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Canon A2300 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A2300.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot A4000[pl_1488638_price], or the A4000 IS[pl_408140_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the DMC-FS50[pl_1975491_price] (16.1MP), the DMC-TZ35[pl_1974789_price] (16.1MP), or the DMC-XS1EP[pl_1879277_price] (16.1MP) all from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A2300 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the A2300.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the PowerShot SX270 HS[pl_1496416_price], or the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS[pl_987590_price] both from Canon or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR20[plb_1348211_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

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

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Canon A2300 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the A2300.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[pl_955911_price], or the Coolpix S1200[pl_1146831_price] both from Nikon or the Canon A2400 IS[plb_1488471_price] which has better reviews.

If this Canon digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x), or the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_3179968_price] (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Canon A2300 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the Canon 130[plb_377562_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), the Pentax MX-1[plb_1488049_price] (3"), or the Casio EX-ZR800[plb_1990677_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Splash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Video Modes Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
HDMI
USB Connector
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Electronic Compass
Altimeter
Barometer
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Network Ready
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
Interface
Face Detection
Compatible Operating Systems
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR
USB 2.0 Connectors

Expert Reviews

(14)
18 August 2012

The entry-level Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and its IS-less linemate the A2300 are simple cameras with nice picture quality for casual snapshooters, but the price difference isn't worth sacrificing...

17 August 2012

The entry-level Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and its IS-less linemate the A2300 are simple cameras with nice picture quality for casual snapshooters, but the price difference isn't worth sacrificing...

18 July 2012

The A2300 is an easy to use, pocketable camera available in a range of good colours. Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like...

1 May 2012

Canon PowerShot A2300 verdict The Canon PowerShot A2300 is the 'house red' of Canon's 2012 PowerShot line up. A notch up from the low end AA-powered budget PowerShots the A810 and A1300, it's a...

3 April 2012

The Canon PowerShot A2300 is a compact point-and-shoot camera that is capable of some sharp images, but its value is questionable as Canon markets an identical camera with image stabilization for...

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User Reviews

(18)
Reviewed 3 October 2013 by Funkyhermana
(Verified Purchase)

I thought this may not be very sophisticated being less than Id planned to pay, but as one other review says, because technology has moved on so much you get a lot of special affects and stuff for... Read more…

Reviewed 11 August 2014 by Mr. R. Stevens

It didn't work...

Reviewed 18 April 2015 by David Hinck
(Verified Purchase)

Camera is fine, however it came without a cable to attach it to the computer.

Reviewed 18 April 2015 by David Hinck
(Verified Purchase)

Camera is fine, however it came without a cable to attach it to the computer...

Reviewed 2 January 2015 by Elaine Spafford
(Verified Purchase)

Camera works well. Pleased with purchase.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6184b001aa, 6191b011aa, 6192b001aa, 6184b011aa, 6191b001aa, canon psa2300, canon 6193b001, canon 6192b001, canon 6184b001, canon 6191b001, canon psa2300b, canon psa2300s, canon psa2300bk, canon psa2300sl
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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