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  • Width :
    94.4 mm
  • Height :
    54.2 mm
  • Thickness :
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Quick Specification of Canon PowerShot A2300 Point & Shoot

  • Dimension
    • Width : 94.4 mm
    • Height : 54.2 mm
    • Thickness : 20.1 mm

Full Specifications of Canon PowerShot A2300 Point & Shoot

  • Dimension

    Width
    94.4 mm
    Height
    54.2 mm
    Thickness
    20.1 mm
    Weight
    109 gms
    Dimensions
    94.4 (W) x 54.2 (H) x 20.1 (D) mm
  • Zoom

    Optical Zoom
    5x
    Digital Zoom
    4x
  • Pixels

    Optical Sensor Resolution (in MegaPixel)
    16 MP
  • Lens

    Auto Focus
    TTL
    Color Filter
    Primary (RGB) Color Filter
    Focal Length
    5.0 (W) - 25.0 (T) mm (35 mm Equivalent to 28 (W) - 140 (T) mm)
    Manual Focus
    Yes
  • Flash

    Flash Modes
    Auto, On, Slow Sync, Off
    Flash Range
    0.5 - 3.0 m (W), 1.0 - 2.0 m (T)
    Built in Flash
    Yes
    External Flash
    Yes
  • Images & Video

    Video Format
    MOV, H.264
    Image Format
    JPEG, EXIF 2.3, DCF, DPOF 1.1
    Image Sizing
    4608 x 3456 (L)
    Audio Formats
    Linear PCM (2 Channel Monaural)
  • Other Features

    Microphone
    Mono
    Audio Video Interface (NTSC/PAL)
    Audio / Video Output (NTSC, PAL)
    Continuous Shots
    Yes, 0.8 fps (P Mode), 2.8 fps (Low Light Mode)
    Shooting Modes
    Auto, Program, Live View Control, Digital IS, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet, iFrame Movie
    Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
    Face Detection
    Yes
    White Balancing
    Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    Macro Mode (Exposure Mode)
    Yes, 3 - 60 cm
    ISO Rating
    Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    Picture Angle
    28 mm Wide-angle
    Self Timer
    Yes, 2 and 10 sec
    PictBridge
    Yes
    Metering
    Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, Spot
    Additional Features
    DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor, 5 Levels Brightness Adjustment, 100 % LCD Frame Coverage, Autofocus Control System: Continuous, Servo AF, AF Frame: Face AiAF, Tracking AF, Center, 2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV Exposure Compensation, 1 - 1/2000 sec Shutter Speed, Circular Aperture Type, 210 Number of Shots, 1 hr 40 mins Continuous Shooting Movie Recording, 50 mins Actual Usage Movie Recording Time, Movie Miniature Effect: 640 x 480, Analog Audio Output (Monaural), Lens Construction: 6 Elements in 5 Groups (1 Double-sided Aspherical Lens, 1 Double sided Aspherical UA Lens), AF Lock, AF Assist Beam, AE Lock, External Flash: Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1, Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2, Red-Eye Correction, Histogram, 2x - 10x Playback Zoom, 1/2000 sec Slow Sync Speed, Operating Temperature: 0 - 40C, Humidity: 10 - 90%
    Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Interface

    USB Cable
    Hi-speed USB
  • Media & Software

    Upgradeable Memory
    Yes
    Memory Card Type
    SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • Sensor

    Sensor Size
    1/2.3 inch
    Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Connectivity & System Req.

    Operating System
    Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, MAC OS X 10.6, MAC OS X 10.7
    GPS
    no
    HDMI
    No
    USB
    Hi-Speed USB
  • Shutter Speed

    Maximum Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
    Minimum Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Power Source

    AC Adaptor
    Power Adapter CA-DC 10 (Included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90)
    Supplied Battery
    Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Display

    Display Type
    TFT Color (Wide Viewing Angle)
    Video Display Resolution
    1280 x 720, 25 fps, HD
    Image Display Resolution
    230,000 dots
    Screen Size
    2.7 Inch
    Supported Aspect Ratio
    04:03
  • General Features

    Brand
    Canon
    Status
    Available
  • Additional Features

    LCD Screen Size
    2.7 inch
    Sales Package
    User Manual, Battery Charger with Rechargeable Lithium Batteries, USB Cable, 4 GB Memory Card, Camera Pouch (Inside the Box)
    Color
    Black

Over all Review of Canon PowerShot A2300 Point & Shoot

Canon PowerShot A2300 Point & Shoot Price

Overall Review

Canon, the name speaks for itself, right? Any product under the franchise name Canon, already makes do with its high expectations, similar is the case with the latest Point and Shoot Canon PowerShot A 2300. The device sports a 16 Megapixel CCD sensor alongside a 2.7 inch screen accompanied by 230k pixels. The 5x zoom that the camera flaunts has a a 28mm wide angle and a bright f2.8 maximum aperture, an improvement on the 4x zooms of the 2011 budget PowerShots. One of the key negatives of the device is that is lacks optical image stabilisation, but that you can not expect everything out of a budget device, right? Also to cover up the lack of optical image stabilisation, Canon has provided a low light stacking mode that it calls 'Digital IS'. It is not definitely certain that Canon is going to remove A2200 completely off the charts or not, when Canon PowerShot A2200 was released 14 Megapixel, 4x zoom A2200 was the slimmest A series compact yet produced, but the A2300 is slimmer and lighter still. To be completely honest Canon PowerShot A2300 is neither the least expensive nor the most basic PowerShot, that honour definitely belongs to Canon PowerShot A810,  and equip it with optical viewfinder comes Canon PowerShot A1300 which is powered by a couple of AA batteries. Moving up the range, the PowerShot A2400 IS shares almost the exact same specification, but adds optical image stabilisation. The other two models are the touch-screen A3400 IS and the top of the range PowerShot A4000 IS with an 8x zoom and 3 inch LCD screen. But the PowerShot A3400 IS has more to offer than optical image stabilisation, it boasts a 3 inch touch screen.

Design and Build Quality

Every year the budget PowerShot A range seems to grow closer in design to Canon's premium IXUS range, in simple words Canon PowerShot A series is being trendified and from the front at least, it would be easy to mistake the PowerShot A2300 for an IXUS. The bold styling that used to define A series PowerShots has been gradually toned down and the front of Canon PowerShot A2300 is comparatively featureless. No two tone colour scheme, no raised or bulging handgrip, just a plain elegant expanse of silver, red, black or blue plastic with the raised Canon badge providing something for your fingers to gain a purchase on. The front surface curves gently round to the top and bottom panels and the effect resembles a bar of soap - at least if they made very slim bars of soap. The retracted lens sits flush with the front panel and the only other features here are the built-in flash and an LED AF illuminator. The back of Canon PowerShot A2300 is finished in matt black and it doesn't look quite as elegant as the front, or for that matter as the two tone A3400 IS, the raised and bevelled LCD panel gives it a slightly dated look. The control layout is functional with a four-way controller at the centre and four glossy black buttons surrounding it. There's a dedicated movie record button and alongside it a button labelled with a question mark which activates the on-screen help system. Dedicating one of the few external controls to the help system shows this device is squarely aimed and beginners and casual snappers. The two remaining buttons below the four-way controller activate playback and the the menu system.

Focus and Face Detection

Two AF modes are provided in Canon PowerShot A800 and the default Face AiAF has the job of detecting the position of faces in the frames and tracking them. The camera contains 5 AF areas compared to its predecessor’s 9. Though it doesn’t seem to lack in this section as it is quick to spot faces and it does hold on to them as well, not only when they are front facing but also when they are facing diagonal and are on a significant distance from the camera.

Lens and Image Stabilization

Canon PowerShot A2300 is equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens with a 28-140mm equivalent range. Like the earlier PowerShot A2200 it starts at a very useful 28mm wide angle but now extends a little further - 140mm compared with 112mm. With the exception of the 8x top of the range PowerShot A4000 all 2012 A Series PowerShots now sport 5x optical zooms. While the difference between 4x and 5x doesn't sound all that much, 140mm extends the zoom reach beyond the portrait capabilities of the earlier budget A Series PowerShots and enables you to get a little closer to distant action. But while 140mm is good for the zoo, or, say, indoor school sports events, it won't cut it for serious wildlife photography or stadium events, for that you'll need to set your sights higher, maybe on the 8x PowerShot A4000. The zoom extends quickly and smoothly through the range and there's a 4x digital zoom indicated on screen by an extended zoom bar. The digital zoom crops the frame and seriously degrades the image quality, but it can easily be disabled.

Screen and Menus

Canon PowerShot A2300's 2.7 inch LCD screen has 230 thousand pixels, in terms of specification this is now pretty much a known standard for budget compacts and while it obviously doesn't provide as big and clear a view as the 3 inch touch screen on the A3400 IS, it's bright and contrasty and you have to look hard to notice the slight pixellation that's visible on a screen with this resolution.

Battery

Ergonomically a door on the right of the bottom panel houses the slim NB-11L battery which provides enough power for 210 shots under CIPA (Camera Imaging Products Association) standard conditions, a little on the low side, but then it is a very small and light battery. The SD card slot sits just behind the battery.

Video Mode

Canon PowerShot A2300 can shoot HD quality movies at 720p resolution at 24 / 25fps depending on region. Movies are encoded using the H.264 codec at an average of 18 Megabits per second and saved as QuickTime (.mov) files. There's also a standard definition movie mode thats records 640x480 clips at 30fps.

Sensors

Canon PowerShot A2300's 16 Megapixel CCD sensor produces images with 4608x3456 pixels. Images are JPEG compressed to produce files with an average size of around 3.5MB. 

Pros

5x optical zoom.
Small and slim, light and sleek.
16 Megapixel Sensor.
Dedicated help button.
 

Cons

No optical image stabilisation.
Digital IS is not full resolution.
No optical zoom while in movie mode.
Poor High ISO noise performance.

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The Canon Powershot A 2300 is one of six all new A-series cameras recently announced by Canon. It does not include optical image stabilization; else it offers the same 2.7-inch LCD screen and 5x optical zoom as A2400 IS. Just like other A-series, it features Smart AUTO, a large 16 megapixel CCD image sensor, a 28mm wide angle lens, 720p HD video recording, and a Help Button.  It has a 2.7in screen with 230k pixels. The 5x zoom boasts a 28mm wide angle and a bright f2.8 maximum aperture, an improvement on the 4x zooms of the 2011 budget Powershot. The A2300 lacks the optical image stabilization of higher end Powershot and IXUS models, but Canon has provided a low light stacking mode that it calls 'Digital IS'.

The Powershot A2300 is perfect for those users who want a camera to go with their style. It is available in a choice of four fashionable colors; the sleek and slim body is completed with a stylish metal exterior, helping users to stand out from the crowd. The Li-Ion battery ensures the Powershot A2300 design remains slim and compact and is capable of taking 210 shots. The ISO sensitivity range is fairly narrow, though, encompassing everything from ISO 100 to 1,600 equivalents. The maximum image dimensions are 4,608 x 3,456 pixels, and movies can be recorded at up to 1,280 x 720 pixels of resolution with a rate of 25 frames per second for high-def video, or 30 frames per second for standard-def. Images and movies are saved on Secure Digital cards, including the higher-capacity SDXC and SDHC types.

Connectivity includes USB 2.0 High Speed data, and a NTSC / PAL standard-def video output. he A2300 has a built in flash unit located on the top left of the front panel  has a maximum range of three meters at the wide angle zoom setting and takes about four seconds to recycle between shots. Unusually for a point-and-shoot compact, Canon provides not one, but two optional flash attachments, the HF-DC1 and HF-DC2. The Canon A2300 comes with an assortment of white balancing and shooting modes with Red Eye Reduction and Face Detection technology, which together help in achieving the best result in very specific situations or conditions. The Powershot camera further comes enabled with PictBridge technology that allows connecting the camera directly to a printer without a PC, enabling easy direct photo printing. In the Program mode, this Canon camera is capable of 0.8 shots per second and when on the low light mode, can take up to 2.8 shots per second, making the camera perfectly suited for all possible scenarios

The Canon Powershot A 2300 is one of six all new A-series cameras recently announced by Canon. It does not include optical image stabilization; else it offers the same 2.7-inch LCD screen and 5x optical zoom as A2400 IS. Just like other A-series, it features Smart AUTO, a large 16 megapixel CCD image sensor, a 28mm wide angle lens, 720p HD video recording, and a Help Button.  It has a 2.7in screen with 230k pixels. The 5x zoom boasts a 28mm wide angle and a bright f2.8 maximum aperture, an improvement on the 4x zooms of the 2011 budget Powershot. The A2300 lacks the optical image stabilization of higher end Powershot and IXUS models, but Canon has provided a low light stacking mode that it calls 'Digital IS'.
The Powershot A2300 is perfect for those users who want a camera to go with their style. It is available in a choice of four fashionable colors; the sleek and slim body is completed with a stylish metal exterior, helping users to stand out from the crowd. The Li-Ion battery ensures the Powershot A2300 design remains slim and compact and is capable of taking 210 shots. The ISO sensitivity range is fairly narrow, though, encompassing everything from ISO 100 to 1,600 equivalents. The maximum image dimensions are 4,608 x 3,456 pixels, and movies can be recorded at up to 1,280 x 720 pixels of resolution with a rate of 25 frames per second for high-def video, or 30 frames per second for standard-def. Images and movies are saved on Secure Digital cards, including the higher-capacity SDXC and SDHC types.
Connectivity includes USB 2.0 High Speed data, and a NTSC / PAL standard-def video output. he A2300 has a built in flash unit located on the top left of the front panel  has a maximum range of three meters at the wide angle zoom setting and takes about four seconds to recycle between shots. Unusually for a point-and-shoot compact, Canon provides not one, but two optional flash attachments, the HF-DC1 and HF-DC2. The Canon A2300 comes with an assortment of white balancing and shooting modes with Red Eye Reduction and Face Detection technology, which together help in achieving the best result in very specific situations or conditions. The Powershot camera further comes enabled with PictBridge technology that allows connecting the camera directly to a printer without a PC, enabling easy direct photo printing. In the Program mode, this Canon camera is capable of 0.8 shots per second and when on the low light mode, can take up to 2.8 shots per second, making the camera perfectly suited for all possible scenarios

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