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Canon A2400 is Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x Feb 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Average expert reviews
Good quality pictures
Easy to use
63 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Ephotozine, Cameras.co.uk and PC Mag this Canon camera has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

This Canon digital camera has an average owner rating of 87% based on 48 owner reviews. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 34,684 expert and user reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four people reckoned that this digital camera had good features. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned five years ago “Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Features The A2400 IS” . Amazon Fan wrote “It has so many features it is a bargain at the price” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.


Design

Easy to Use

Fourteen people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use. Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The A2400 IS is an easy to use, pocketable camera available in a range of good colours”. Pauline scored it 5 stars out of 5 and she wrote five years ago “This is my first canon camera and seems easy to use now that i have it set up”. Oldcynic mentioned on expert website Amazon “>>>[Press this button at anytime for further information about how to use the functions] Fun”.

Robust

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made. Five years ago Martyn Brewer mentioned on expert website Amazon “Well made and I especially like the fact that it has a rechargeable battery”.

Good Product Quality

Eleven people concluded that it was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “The entry-level Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and its IS-less linemate the A2300 are simple cameras with nice picture quality for casual snapshooters.” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “When it comes to entry-level point-and-shoots, Canon's A-series PowerShots consistently excel in picture quality” in their review. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “For a camera at this level it offers exceptional picture quality that the majority of similar priced digital cameras cannot match” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Nice Design

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS ($159.99 direct) is a pretty good point-and-shoot camera if you're on a tight budget”. Five years ago Tiggycat said on expert review site Amazon “I fear it is pretty ordinary” although they gave this digital camera a rating of 40 out of 100.

Two people reckoned that the Canon A2400 IS was neat. Calvin gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Amazon “Great piece of kit, fits neatly in pocket so it is always to hand”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Four people considered that it had a good battery life. Four years ago Satellite_link gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Battery life seems fine to me as well”. Campbellblade wrote on expert review site Amazon “I would recommend charging the battery every night or taking a second, depending on use although I'd be surprised if you'd need a second”. Deferg mentioned “Easy to use handy size to keep in pocket good size screen rechargeable battery a big plus should be sold with a case”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Twenty customers wrote that this digital camera was good value for money. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Canon A2400 IS review on expert review site PC Mag “So-so performance at higher ISOs and limited support for video capture is part of the bargain, though”. They also wrote “The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS is a well-built, inexpensive point-and-shoot camera that features an sharp, optically stabilized lens” in their review. Oldcynic said “+ Relatively cheap to buy (depending on the colour you buy!) + Good set of features for the price + Reasonable quality of pictures” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 80 out of 100.

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was expensive. Stewart said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “However I am amazed at the quality of pictures and features available comparable to much more expensive cameras” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Carmen mentioned “It took some brilliant pictures and does all that many much more expensive cameras do”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Twenty-four people who bought the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “Images produced have excellent colour reproduction which will look great when sharing them on sites like Facebook”. Expert website Firstpost.com wrote “The updates include better optics, inclusion of image stabilization, new DIGIC V image processor, Full HD video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity, im” . Phil said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon three years ago “I like the easy use of the camera and the good pictures you get, also nice”.

Good Video Capture

Three owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good for video recording. Rod wrote on expert website Amazon five years ago “This is great little camera Good Quality all round photos and Video`s, Best buy of all cameras at this price range” in his review of this digital camera. Also five years ago Good Cam scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “The pics have a good color, also Video is good”.

Good Quality Lens

Seven owners who reviewed the Canon A2400 IS wrote that it had a good zoom. Oldcynic mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Throwing the information for 7 cameras into one manual is a good starting point! - Optical zoom not usable once video recording has started (only digital zoom”. Satellite_link scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and said “It is brilliant, light weight, good zoom”. D Brown wrote on expert website Amazon “It has a very good zoom option”.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good lens. Oldcynic scored the product 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site Amazon “>>>[This is where you will view the image captured by the lens.] Slim body in 4 colours”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers who reviewed the Canon A2400 IS thought it had a good screen. Tiggycat mentioned on expert website Amazon “I wish we had a real option of old screen size rather than widescreen” although they scored it 40 out of 100. Stewart gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said five years ago “Amazing value, lightweight with a good LCD screen”. Campbellblade wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “It is a bright screen so was good in sunlight-occasionally we did have to shield the screen when the sun was pointing directly onto it”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six people thought the Canon A2400 IS was compact. Five years ago expert review site Reviewed.com mentioned “The Canon A2400 IS is a compact point-and-shoot model from Canon that houses a 5x optical zoom lens, 16-megapixel CCD sensor, 2.7-inch LCD monitor”. Alan Jobling wrote on expert website Amazon “For the average person, like me who likes a small compact camera to carry to take the occasional photo while out” in his review of this digital camera. Mitchell gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Amazon “Great Compact”.

Two people who purchased the product considered that it was easy to carry around. Emmagee said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Extremely light and easy to use” and scored it 80 out of 100. F Crabtree gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Amazon five years ago “New camera is neat, easy to carry in a coat pocket”.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was a good size. Amazon Fan gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This camera is an ideal size to take out for snapping my favourite shots”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 126 grams, the Canon A2400 IS has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 126g cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-J10L which has better reviews.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was February 2013 when this camera was released.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A2400 IS has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Casio EX-ZR1000, and the Fujifilm AX600 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon A2400 IS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The A2400 IS has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Nikon S6300 is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated), or the X-E1 (£439) (2.9" and higher rated) both from Fujifilm.

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Quite Wide Field of View

The field of views of cameras of this age and type range from 95% to 100%. The A2400 IS has a fairly wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the A2400 IS has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 430,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the A2400 IS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon L120, or the Casio EX-ZR20 which both of have better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include 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 A2400 IS has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago. The optical zooms of medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

Other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the A810, or the Powershot A3500 IS both from Canon which and both of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. The Canon A2400 IS has a fairly small maximum aperture number (6.9) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the A2400 IS has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The minimum aperture numbers of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 1.7 to 22.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this type and age range from 4.5mm to 40mm. The A2400 IS has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The A2400 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the DMC-TZ30EF-W, and the DMC-FS40 both from Panasonic or the Nikon L120 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The A2400 IS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

Other 16MP cameras currently available that you might want to look at include 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 look at the Lumix G5 (£788) (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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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon A2400 IS has an external flash connector, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon A2400 IS has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Supports Live View

The Canon A2400 IS supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The Canon A2400 IS features histogram. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature histogram.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

Cameras of this type and age have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 16x. At 10 times zoom factor, the A2400 IS has a quite high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The A2400 IS is a digital camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The A2400 IS has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon A2400 IS has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The A2400 IS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Canon A2400 IS features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The A2400 IS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon A2400 IS 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 Canon 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). Cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6183b012aa, canon 6188b001, canon 6190b001, canon 6189b001
Barcodes 00013803146639, 00013803146646, 00013803146653, 00132017529264, 00151903416099, 00163120770564, 00182682376380, 00496100000000, 04960999843360, 08714574578637, 08714574578668, 08714574587004, 08714574590127, 08714574590134

Canon A2400 IS Review Sources

To prepare this Canon A2400 IS review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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