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Canon A2500 Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD 1/2.3" Mar 2013
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Combining ease of use, Canon quality and an attractive, slim design, the 16 Megapixel PowerShot A2500 includes Smart Auto and Help button so anyone can effortlessly shoot superb photos and HD... More
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25 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this compact camera digital camera. Camera Labs gave this Canon camera a "Recommended" award.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 11 owner reviews this camera has an average owner rating of 82%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Canon A2500 owners considered that it was able to produce good images. Lesley Whitley wrote on Amazon “I like taking macro pics and have been happy with the results” in his review of the Canon A2500. Samstephens mentioned in their Canon A2500 review three years ago “Ideal for amateur photographer”.

Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Three years ago Samstephens said in their review on Amazon “So easy to use with minimal settings”. Sunshine mentioned in the same month “Great little camera, easy to use” in her review of the Canon A2500.

One Canon A2500 reviewer considered that it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago Lynne Appleyard mentioned “Menus seem complicated and hard to find what one wants” in her review of this digital camera.

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Good Size

Some Canon A2500 owners who bought the Canon A2500 reckoned that it was compact. Cameralabs.com mentioned on Camera Labs four years ago “The Canon PowerShot A2500 is a 16 Megapixel compact with a 2.7in screen” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Cameralabs.com also mentioned “The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range”. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote “Canon PowerShot A2500 is the compact digital camera from the Japanese Multinational Corporation” in their review but in spite of that they gave the Canon A2500 a score of 60 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to carry around. Richard Evans he said on Amazon “Very light and easy to use”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Canon A2500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon A2500 was good quality. Crystal Tiger wrote on Amazon “Easy to use and good quality images as you would expect from a Canon”. Richard Evans mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Photos great quality”. Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their Canon A2500 review “Compared to other cameras in same price segment, A2500 offers best image quality and is quite fun to use with various effect filters.” but they rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

Good Brand

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

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon A2500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Lens

One person said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Cameralabs.com wrote on expert website Camera Labs four years ago “The same 5x zoom lens means they all effectively deliver the same image qual” and gave it a rating of 79 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One Canon A2500 reviewer wrote that the Canon A2500 had good features. Four years ago expert review site Firstpost.com wrote “HD video recording are some of the features that are common to point-and-shoot cameras” in their review of this digital camera.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable age and type 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price], or the Lexibook LE-DJ014[plb_2051300_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, 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.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price].

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (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).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the A2500, the Canon A2500 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Canon A2500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this age and type. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Canon A2500 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the A2500. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon A2500 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9. With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the Canon A2500 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon A2500 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the A2500. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon A2500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which 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 best video resolution of all compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the A2500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 15 seconds, the Canon A2500 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the A2500. Across all the compact cameras that were released around the same time as the A2500 the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s.

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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 digital cameras of this age and spec.

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TFT Display

The Canon A2500 has a better display than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras of a similar type and age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the A2500 the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

The average flash sync-speed of similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the A2500 is 0.67s, and the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 10s. At only 0.0005 seconds, the Canon A2500 has a quite short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A2500.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras of this age and spec is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon A2500 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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17 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, tecnozoom.it, firstpost.com and portablegear.nl this Canon digital camera has an average expert rating of 68 out of 100.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Canon A2500 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the A2500 do have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Canon A2500 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A2500 also do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to look at include the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS[plb_1658031_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Canon A2500 does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including 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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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". The Canon A2500 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst compact cameras of this age.

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the PowerShot ELPH 220 HS[pl_987590_price], or the A4000 IS[pl_408140_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] (3"), or the Nikon D810[plb_2077436_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the A2500, the Canon A2500 does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support wi-Fi including 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.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of this type and age are not 3D. The Canon A2500 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include 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)

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The Canon A2500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon A2500 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A2500 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Canon A2500 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the A2500. The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 3x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price], the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price], and the Samsung ES71[plb_1426057_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon A2500 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The Canon A2500 has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A2500.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the Canon A2500 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A2500. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the A2500 is 4,800, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Canon A2500 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the A2500 is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Compact cameras that are a similar age to the A2500 have combined zooms of between 3x and 1,600x. The Canon A2500 has a fairly small combined zoom (only 20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A2500.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Canon A2500 is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon A2500 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A2500 range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon A2500

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Canon A2500 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available including the 6100[pl_1110079_price], or the 9300[pl_408824_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix AX650[plb_1570707_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Exilim EX-ZR1000[pl_1828874_price] (16.1MP), or the EX-ZR800[pl_1990677_price] (16.1MP) both from Casio or the Vivitar ViviCam S529[plb_2069435_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon A2500 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon 6100[plb_1110079_price].

If this Canon camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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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 cameras of this type and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 125 grams, the Canon A2500 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the A2500.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 125g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon A3400 IS[plb_1265500_price].

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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
Colour of Product
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
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
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
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
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
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

1 Award

Camera Labs Recommended

Expert Reviews

(8)
31 January 2014

Canon has revamped one of its entry-level pocket camera, the PowerShot A2300, with the PowerShot A2500. Not much has been changed between the models, as the A2500 employs the same 16-megapixel... Read more…

1 November 2013

The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range. The rationalisation of the Powershot A range around the same sensor, processor and, for the most part, the same 5x zoom lens...

Camera Labs

3 July 2013

Canon has revamped one of its entry-level pocket camera, the PowerShot A2300, with the PowerShot A2500.The Canon Powershot A2500 employs the same 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor, the same DiGiC... Read more…

10 June 2013

At this price, Canon PowerShot A2500 proves to be a good deal for mid-income consumers. Compared to other cameras in same price segment, A2500 offers best image quality and is quite fun to use...

6 June 2013

At an MRP of Rs 5,995, the Canon PowerShot A2500 is priced at par with the Nikon Coolpix L28. The package includes a 4GB memory card and a carrying pouch. Given a choice between the A2500 and L28,...

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 1 December 2014 by SamStephens
(Verified Purchase)

Really good camera for a novice photographer. So easy to use with minimal settings and great pictures day and night. We recently bought it for las Vegas and it caught day and night seems... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2014 by Sunshine
(Verified Purchase)

Great little camera, easy to use. Took a little longer than expected to be delivered but I was notified all the way through the process, so great customer service. Thank you.

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Richard Evans
(Verified Purchase)

Very light and easy to use. Photos great quality.

Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Crystal Tiger

Great wee camera, i bought this as a gift for my 13 year old Grandson and he loves it. Easy to use and good quality images as you would expect from a Canon. Well worth the money.

Reviewed 31 July 2014 by Ahmad
(Verified Purchase)

I like it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8254b001, canon 8253b001, canon cnna2500, canon 8255b001, canon cnna2500r, canon cnna2500re, canon cnna2500red, canon mss184383h01
Barcodes 00013803216714, 00013803216844, 00013803216851, 00052778836190, 00080050427156, 00115971151870, 00132018163474, 00132018307236, 00138032167146, 00138032168440, 00138032168518, 00611101452522, 00714574598437, 00714574598475, 00767261142879, 04960999974255, 04960999976976, 08714557459847, 08714574598437, 08714574598444, 08714574598468, 08714574598475, 08714574604855, 08714574604862
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