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Canon A2300

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Canon A2300

£249.85
Canon A2300
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A classic and affordable compact camera, good for everyday photography
Compact 16MP 5x Yes Mar 2012
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Canon A2300 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Canon A2300 number 228 in best selling cameras and number 312 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
52 Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Features
Good Features
59
Age
6 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has great user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 74%, based on 52 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report that it is expensive.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Average optical zoom
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the A2300 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 217 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 229 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 222 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Canon A2300 Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon A2300?

The Canon A2300 is 94.4mm wide and 54.2mm tall. It is 20.1mm deep and weighs 109g.

Canon A2300 front dimensions
Canon A2300 size in context

Canon A2300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 10 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Ephotozine, Camera Labs and PC Mag the average expert rating of this camera is 69%.

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Good Owner Reviews

A2300 owners on average rated this camera 84%. Over 77% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Expensive

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was not good value for money.

  • Its value is questionable as Canon markets an identical camera with image stabilization for only $10 more…
  • The price difference isn't worth sacrificing the image stabilization…
    Cnet.com August 2012
  • As one other review says, because technology has moved on so much you get a lot of special affects and stuff for a great price…

Canon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 42,313 expert and owner reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £249.85 it is in the cheapest 31% of cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Canon A2300 of $139.00 (£193.14) in the United States. That's a saving of £56.71.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Canon camera was released in March 2012.

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Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Canon A2300's sensor megapixels of 16MP is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 47% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon A2300's optical zoom of 5x is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 43% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon A2300 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon A2300 of 2.8 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 73% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon A2300 has an image stabilizer. 78% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon A2300's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The Canon A2300's camera shutter speed of only 0.0005s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is slower than 69% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Light

The Canon A2300's weight of only 109g is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon A2300 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Canon A2300 has a wrist strap, unlike 91% of cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Features Face Detection

The Canon A2300 features face detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon A2300 of 140mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 71% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon A2300 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that 76% of cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon A2300 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon A2300 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon A2300's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 22% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time

The Canon A2300's flash recharging time of 10s is slower than 76% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The fastest flash recharging time of digital cameras is 1s, the slowest is 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon A2300 does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon A2300's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Canon A2300 has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Canon A2300 does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most other cameras. 79% of cameras have a built-in microphone.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon A2300 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Canon A2300 of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 56% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon A2300's maximum aperture number of 6.9 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon A2300 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other cameras, the Canon A2300 is not waterproof. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon A2300 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon A2300 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Low Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Canon A2300 of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Canon A2300 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Not Shock Proof

The Canon A2300 is not shock proof, although it is worth keeping in mind that 97% of cameras are also not shock proof.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Canon A2300 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 69% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 210 Battery Life

The Canon A2300 is a digital camera that takes 210 shots battery life.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 6184b012aa, canon 6193b001, canon 6192b001, canon 6191b010, canon 6191b001

Barcodes:

00013803146660, 00013803146677, 00013803146684, 00013803146691, 03610170846239, 03610170846550, 04960999843483, 04960999843513, 04960999843568, 04960999843605, 08714574578781, 08714574578798, 08714574578828, 08714574578859, 08714574578866, 08714574578897, 08714574578903, 08714574583693

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