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Canon A2500 Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CCD 1/2.3" Mar 2013
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Combining ease of use, Canon quality and an attractive, slim design, the 16 Megapixel PowerShot A2500 includes Smart Auto and Help button so anyone can effortlessly shoot superb photos and HD... More
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24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Camera Labs thought that concluded that they would endorse this compact camera camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Canon camera is 82% based on 11 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Seven Canon A2500 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images. Lesley Whitley wrote in his review of this digital camera “I like taking macro pics and have been happy with the results” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Three years ago Samstephens wrote on Amazon “Ideal for amateur photographer” in their review of the Canon A2500. Cameralabs.com gave the Canon A2500 a score of 4 stars and said on expert website Camera Labs four years ago “The same 5x zoom lens means they all effectively deliver the same image qual”.

Easy to Use

Six people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Crystal Tiger wrote “Easy to use and good quality images as you would expect from a Canon” . Francis Limung said in his review “Fast and easy to use”. Samstephens wrote “So easy to use with minimal settings” in their review of the Canon A2500.

One Canon A2500 reviewer considered that the product was easy to use the menus. Lynne Appleyard mentioned “Menus seem complicated and hard to find what one wants” in her Canon A2500 review however she only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Jimbro. gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Very well priced, good condition”. Expert review site Firstpost.com said in their review “You can expect these even in the most basic models that are priced below Rs 6,000”. Firstpost.com also mentioned “The Canon PowerShot A2500 is priced at par with the Nikon Coolpix L28”.

Two Canon A2500 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Francis Limung wrote in his review on Amazon “The quality of the pictures I took with this camera far exceeded my expectations for something so cheap”. Techmagnifier.com wrote “At this price, Canon PowerShot A2500 proves to be a good deal for mid-income consumers” in their review of this digital camera but even so they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

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Good Size

A number of Canon A2500 reviewers who purchased it thought it was compact. Expert website Cameralabs.com gave it a rating of 79 out of 100 and said “The Canon PowerShot A2500 is a 16 Megapixel compact with a 2.7in screen” in their review of the Canon A2500. Cameralabs.com also wrote “The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range”. Techmagnifier.com wrote “Canon PowerShot A2500 is the compact digital camera from the Japanese Multinational Corporation” in their review but despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars.

One Canon A2500 reviewer mentioned that it was easy to carry around.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Richard Evans mentioned “Photos great quality” in his review. Techmagnifier.com said “Compared to other cameras in same price segment, A2500 offers best image quality and is quite fun to use with various effect filters.” in their Canon A2500 review.

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 19,761 user and expert reviews for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Canon A2500 reviewer mentioned that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Lens

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it had a good lens.

Good Technical Features

One Canon A2500 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Expert review site Firstpost.com said in their review of this digital camera “HD video recording are some of the features that are common to point-and-shoot cameras” yet they scored this digital camera 3 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD[plb_1879236_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon A2500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A2500 also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Lexibook DJ048[plb_1783500_price], and the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon A2500 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that are a comparable age to the A2500. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Canon A2500 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon A2500 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 3264 x 2448. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and type is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1.8 and the smallest is 72. With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the Canon A2500 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A2500.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon A2500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the A2500. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon digital 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). The best video resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A2500 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Canon A2500 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the A2500. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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TFT Display

The Canon A2500 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The worst display of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the A2500 is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of only 0.0005 seconds, the Canon A2500 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the A2500 have flash sync-speeds of between 0.0005s and 10s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.62s.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon A2500 has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average minimum aperture number of cameras of this spec and age is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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18 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 68 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs, tecnozoom.it, firstpost.com and portablegear.nl.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Canon A2500 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the A2500.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Canon A2500 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the A2500 also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon A2500 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the A2500 also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Canon A2500 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst compact cameras of this age. Cameras of a comparable age and type to the A2500 have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the 105[pl_377573_price], and the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] (3"), or the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon A2500 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the A2500 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Canon A2500 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the A2500 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon A2500 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon A2500 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Canon A2500 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 5 times zoom factor) amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this type and age the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST100[plb_1426104_price], the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price].

If this Canon camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_1873851_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon A2500 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the A2500. The average digital zoom of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the A2500 is 10x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price], or the Nikon 6100[plb_1110079_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (4.5x).

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon A2500 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon A2500 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the A2500 range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. The Canon A2500 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the A2500.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the A2500 range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. The Canon A2500 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 230,000 pixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Canon A2500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the A2500.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras of this age and type is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. The Canon A2500 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) (100) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the A2500.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Canon A2500 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the A2500. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A2500 is 26mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon A2500

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Megapixel

The Canon A2500 has a fairly typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the A2500.

Alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the FinePix AX650[pl_1570707_price], or the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price].

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the DMC-FS50[pl_1975491_price] (16.1MP), or the DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price] (16.1MP) both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 125 grams, the Canon A2500 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the A2500.

There are a number of alternative 125g cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon A3400 IS[plb_1265500_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

1 Award

Camera Labs Recommended

Expert Reviews

(8)
31 January 2014

Canon has revamped one of its entry-level pocket camera, the PowerShot A2300, with the PowerShot A2500. Not much has been changed between the models, as the A2500 employs the same 16-megapixel... Read more…

1 November 2013

The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range. The rationalisation of the Powershot A range around the same sensor, processor and, for the most part, the same 5x zoom lens...

Camera Labs

3 July 2013

Canon has revamped one of its entry-level pocket camera, the PowerShot A2300, with the PowerShot A2500.The Canon Powershot A2500 employs the same 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor, the same DiGiC... Read more…

10 June 2013

At this price, Canon PowerShot A2500 proves to be a good deal for mid-income consumers. Compared to other cameras in same price segment, A2500 offers best image quality and is quite fun to use...

6 June 2013

At an MRP of Rs 5,995, the Canon PowerShot A2500 is priced at par with the Nikon Coolpix L28. The package includes a 4GB memory card and a carrying pouch. Given a choice between the A2500 and L28,...

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User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 1 December 2014 by SamStephens
(Verified Purchase)

Really good camera for a novice photographer. So easy to use with minimal settings and great pictures day and night. We recently bought it for las Vegas and it caught day and night seems... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2014 by Sunshine
(Verified Purchase)

Great little camera, easy to use. Took a little longer than expected to be delivered but I was notified all the way through the process, so great customer service. Thank you.

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Richard Evans
(Verified Purchase)

Very light and easy to use. Photos great quality.

Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Crystal Tiger

Great wee camera, i bought this as a gift for my 13 year old Grandson and he loves it. Easy to use and good quality images as you would expect from a Canon. Well worth the money.

Reviewed 31 July 2014 by Ahmad
(Verified Purchase)

I like it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8254b001, canon 8253b001, canon cnna2500, canon 8255b001, canon cnna2500r, canon cnna2500re, canon cnna2500red, canon mss184383h01
Barcodes 00013803216714, 00013803216844, 00013803216851, 00052778836190, 00080050427156, 00115971151870, 00132018307236, 00138032167146, 00138032168440, 00138032168518, 00611101452522, 00714574598437, 00714574598475, 00767261142879, 04960999974255, 04960999976976, 08714557459847, 08714574598437, 08714574598444, 08714574598468, 08714574598475, 08714574604855, 08714574604862

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