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Canon A2400 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Feb 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good quality pictures
Easy to use
63 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Canon camera has an average expert rating of 70% based on nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Ephotozine, Cameras.co.uk and PC Mag.

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 87 out of 100 on average. Over 89% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,085 expert and user reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also 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.


Display

Quite Wide Field of View

At 100 percent, the Canon A2400 IS has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. The field of views of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Canon A2400 IS has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. Cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon 130.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider 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 A2400 IS has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. The display resolutions (numeric) of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the A2400 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. 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). The video resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon A2400 IS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 6.9, the A2400 IS has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the A2400 IS has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the A2400 IS has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, and the Canon ELPH 320 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar age and type to this camera is 4.5mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Canon A2400 IS has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A2400 IS has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think the L120, and the Coolpix S1200 ($200.00) both from Nikon or the Casio EX-ZR20 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the DV150F ($175.00) (5x), the WB30F (5x), or the 77 (5x) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The A2400 IS has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon A2400 IS has a batteries included, 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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Camera

Supports Live View

The Canon A2400 IS supports live view, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Canon A2400 IS features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

Digital cameras of this age and type have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x. With a playback zoom (max) of 10 times zoom factor, the A2400 IS has one of the higher playback zoom (max) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The A2400 IS has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The A2400 IS has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The A2400 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 ($200.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The A2400 IS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-four people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Canon A2400 IS 6 stars. Firstpost.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The updates include better optics, inclusion of image stabilization, new DIGIC V image processor, Full HD video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity, im” and scored the product 6 stars. Phil wrote “I like the easy use of the camera and the good pictures you get, also nice”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good picture resolution.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was able to produce clear pictures. M. M. Kennedy wrote four years ago “Bought this to replace an old digital camera that was starting to fail, much improved on the clarity of photos, large amount of megapixels for the money” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Three owners mentioned that this digital camera was good for video recording. Rod wrote on Amazon “This is great little camera Good Quality all round photos and Video`s, Best buy of all cameras at this price range” in his Canon A2400 IS review. Good Cam gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The pics have a good color, also Video is good” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Seven people thought this digital camera had a good zoom. Satellite_link said “It is brilliant, light weight, good zoom” and gave the product a score of 8 stars. D Brown said on Amazon “It has a very good zoom option”. Bryn Drew wrote on Amazon “Does everything I need and replaces an ailing Canon Ixus 500 which cost twice as much and only had about half the mega pixels and optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen. Tiggycat wrote in their review of the Canon A2400 IS on Amazon “I wish we had a real option of old screen size rather than widescreen” and scored the product 5 stars. Five years ago Campbellblade scored it 8 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It is a bright screen so was good in sunlight-occasionally we did have to shield the screen when the sun was pointing directly onto it”.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The A2400 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the DMC-TZ30EF-W ($375.99), or the DMC-FS40 both from Panasonic or the Nikon L120 which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The A2400 IS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this age and type. Most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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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 typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Fi Reviews. said on Amazon “Very very noisy even in bright light conditions”.

Features Voice Recording

The Canon A2400 IS features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The A2400 IS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Four customers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Satellite_link mentioned “Battery life seems fine to me as well” in their review of this digital camera. Campbellblade scored the Canon A2400 IS 6 stars and wrote five years ago “I would recommend charging the battery every night or taking a second, depending on use although I'd be surprised if you'd need a second”. Deferg said on Amazon also five years ago “Easy to use handy size to keep in pocket good size screen rechargeable battery a big plus should be sold with a case” and scored the product 6 stars.


Support

Good Support

Four owners said that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Oldcynic mentioned “Throwing the information for 7 cameras into one manual is a good starting point! - Optical zoom not usable once video recording has started (only digital zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Tiggycat wrote on Amazon “I should check the manual to ensure I have set everything correctly” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Five years ago expert review site Reviewed.com said “The Canon A2400 IS is a compact point-and-shoot model from Canon that houses a 5x optical zoom lens, 16-megapixel CCD sensor, 2.7-inch LCD monitor” in their Canon A2400 IS review. Alan Jobling wrote on Amazon “For the average person, like me who likes a small compact camera to carry to take the occasional photo while out” and rated it 7 stars. Five years ago Mitchell he wrote “Great Compact”.

Two people concluded that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Emmagee mentioned on Amazon “Extremely light and easy to use”. F Crabtree said “New camera is neat, easy to carry in a coat pocket” and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was a good size. Amazon Fan wrote “This camera is an ideal size to take out for snapping my favourite shots” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 7 stars. One owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was thin. Oldcynic said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “>>>[This is where you will view the image captured by the lens.] Slim body in 4 colours”.

One person who bought the product concluded that it was lightweight. Stewart mentioned five years ago “Amazing value, lightweight with a good LCD screen” in his review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer mentioned four years ago “I would recommend for people like me who don't always want to carry around a bulky DSLR” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 7 stars.

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Average Weight

The A2400 IS has a relatively typical weight (126 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 126g digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-J10L which has better reviews.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine five years ago “Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Features The A2400 IS”. Also five years ago Amazon Fan mentioned in their Canon A2400 IS review “It has so many features it is a bargain at the price”.


Design

Easy to Use

Fourteen customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon A2400 IS was easy to use. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The A2400 IS is an easy to use, pocketable camera available in a range of good colours”. Pauline wrote in her review of the Canon A2400 IS also five years ago “This is my first canon camera and seems easy to use now that i have it set up” and gave this digital camera a score of 8 stars. Oldcynic said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon four years ago “>>>[Press this button at anytime for further information about how to use the functions] Fun”.

Robust

Two owners wrote that this digital camera was well made. Martyn Brewer wrote in their review of this digital camera “Well made and I especially like the fact that it has a rechargeable battery”.

One owner who purchased this digital camera considered that it was strong and durable. Satellite_link mentioned four years ago “Also as I am onsite a lot, I find it quite sturdy, I have dropped it a couple of times” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Eleven customers considered that this digital camera was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “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 said “When it comes to entry-level point-and-shoots, Canon's A-series PowerShots consistently excel in picture quality” in their review. Five years ago expert review site Cameras.co.uk scored it 7 stars and mentioned “For a camera at this level it offers exceptional picture quality that the majority of similar priced digital cameras cannot match”.

Nice Design

Three people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Five years ago Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS ($159.99 direct) is a pretty good point-and-shoot¬†camera¬†if you're on a tight budget”. Tiggycat wrote on Amazon also five years ago “I fear it is pretty ordinary” and rated the product 4 stars.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was neat. Calvin rated it 7 stars and he said in his review of the Canon A2400 IS four years ago “Great piece of kit, fits neatly in pocket so it is always to hand”. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was well designed.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon A2400 IS is a camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6188b001, canon 6190b001, canon 6189b001, canon 6183b001
Barcodes 00013803146622, 00013803146639, 00013803146646, 00013803146653, 00132017529264, 00151903416099, 00163120770564, 00182682376380, 00496100000000, 04960999843360, 08714574578668, 08714574587004, 08714574590127, 08714574590134

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