Canon PowerShot A2300 Brief Review

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  • 16.0 MP CCD Sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 5x Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide-Angle lens
  • 720p HD video at 25 fps in mono sound
  • Smart AUTO with 32 predefined shooting situations, Scene Modes for creative shots like Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, and more
  • Help Button provides simple explanations and easy controls of your settings
  • Lithium-ion Battery
  • Release Date: 2012-03-31
  • Final Grade: 86 4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

4.3 Star Rating: Recommended
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Canon PowerShot A2300
16.0 MP CCD Sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor; 5x Optical Zoom, 28mm Wide-Angle lens; 720p HD video at 25 fps in mono sound; Smart AUTO with 32 predefined shooting situations, Scene Modes for creative shots like Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, and more; Help Button provides simple explanations and easy controls of your settings; Lithium-ion Battery
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 8/21/2014

Hey! You should know that Canon has released a newer version of this product: the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS.

Canon's A-series has been their budget line, yet the features on these models are more than enough for the casual shooter. They're a little boxier than the ELPHs and certainly not as stylish, yet these latest models feature 16 megapixel sensors and decent zoom ranges. Core specifications are identical to the A810 and A1300 other than the switch to a rechargeable battery instead of AA's. This simple change yields a substantially lighter and smaller camera. For an extra ten dollars you can get image stabilization in the A2400, so go that route if you can afford it.

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