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Canon A2300 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
A bit expensive
Not waterproof
32 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and PC Mag this Canon digital camera has an overall expert rating of 69 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 35 owner reviews the average owner rating of this medium megapixel digital camera is 84 out of 100. 12 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We checked 34,684 owner and expert reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

A Bit Expensive

Two owners who reviewed it said that it was not good value for money. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Its value is questionable as Canon markets an identical camera with image stabilization for only $10 more”. Expert review site Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera “The price difference isn't worth sacrificing the image stabilization”.


Design

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Canon A2300 is not waterproof.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was March 2012 when this digital camera was released.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon A2300 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the 200, or the 150F both from Samsung or the Fujifilm FinePix S9400.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon A2300 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon A2300 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Fujifilm FinePix S8400, or the Nikon Coolpix S8200.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A2300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 which both of have better reviews.

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Features Face Detection

The Canon A2300 features face detection. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon A2300 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Canon A2300 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V are also worth considering.

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Features Histogram

The Canon A2300 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera range from 1x to 16x. At 10 times zoom factor, the Canon A2300 has a fairly high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Canon A2300 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average display diagonal of digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 2.9".

Alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Canon A2400 IS, or the Nikon S6300.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), or the X-E1 (£439.97) (2.9" and higher rated) both from Fujifilm.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The narrowest field of view of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 95% and the widest is 100%. At 100 percent, the Canon A2300 has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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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 similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The display resolutions (numeric) of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A2300 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, and the Casio EX-ZR20 are also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the DV150F (5x and higher rated), the WB30F (5x and higher rated), or the 77 (5x and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the Canon A2300 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the A2400 IS, the A810, and the Powershot A3500 IS all from Canon are also worth considering.

If this Canon camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 2.5 and the smallest is 38. With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the Canon A2300 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon A2300 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 22.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Canon A2300 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Viewfinder

Fairly High Magnification

At 10 times zoom factor, the Canon A2300 has a quite high magnification compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the magnifications range from 0.17x to 20x.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon A2300 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon A2300 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Canon A2300 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera do have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon A2300 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A2300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Canon A2300 has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The still image resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

There are a number of other 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon A4000 IS, the Fujifilm HS25EXR, or the Nikon 6100 which all of have better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Lumix G5 (16.05MP and higher rated), the DMC-GH3EC-K (16.05MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The lightest digital camera of this type and age is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of only 109 grams, the Canon A2300 is fairly light compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 109g digital cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX10 (£247.03) which has better reviews.

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Flash

Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

The fastest flash recharging time of cameras that have been around for more than two years is 3s, the slowest is 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the Canon A2300 has one of the slower flash recharging times amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon psa2300bk, canon psa2300sl, canon 6193b001, canon 6192b001, canon 6184b001, canon 6191b001
Barcodes 00013803146660, 00013803146677, 00013803146684, 00013803146691, 03610170846239, 03610170846550, 04960999843483, 04960999843490, 04960999843513, 04960999843568, 04960999843605, 04960999901442, 08714574578781, 08714574578798, 08714574578828, 08714574578859, 08714574578866, 08714574578897, 08714574578903, 08714574583693

Canon A2300 Review Sources

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