Prices(Prices as of 11/19/2012)
|A2300 ||A2300 with 8GB SD card, case ||Source|
|$99||Amazon (Typically free shipping)|
|$109||B&H Photo Video (Typically free shipping)|
|$5-$25||SD (standard capacity) memory cards, 4GB-8GB, Class 4-6 (Class 10 is fastest)|
|$15-$75||SDHC (high capacity) memory cards, 16GB-32GB, Class 10 |
|$50-$200+||SDXC (extended capacity, used for video) memory cards, 64GB-128GB, Class 10|
|$60 ||Replacement lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack (replacement charger $40)|
|$80 ||AC/DC travel adapter kit|
|$130-$150||High-Power slave flash (doubles the flash range), with mounting bracket|
|Weight||4.41 oz. |
|Colors||Black, silver, blue, red|
|Included in Box||Battery pack, battery charger, wrist strap, USB cable, Digital Camera Solution software|
|Type of Media||SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card|
|Sensor||1/2.3" CCD sensor|
(Typical point-and-shoot: 1/2.3" sensor ratio. Larger sensors: 1/1.7")
|Monitor||2.7" color LCD with wide-viewing angle (230k dots)|
|Video||720p HD video recording with dedicated movie button|
|Flash||Built-in flash (auto, on, slow, synchro, off) with a range of 1.6'-9.8'; optional additional slave flash available|
|Zoom||5X optical zoom; 4x digital zoom; 20X total zoom|
(Basic point-and-shoots: 3X-10X optical zoom. Superzoom: 10X-40X+)
|Photographic Values||Focal length: 5.0mm-25.0mm (film equivalent 28mm-140mm)|
shutter speed: 15 seconds to 1/2000th second
ISO: auto, 10-1600 in P mode
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 2.8 frames per second in Low Light mode; up to 0.8 shots per second in P mode|
|Batteries||Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack; about 210 shots or 5 hours playback time per charge|
|Other Features||32 predefined settings in Smart Auto|
19 shooting modes, including digital stabilization, face detect, portrait, fisheye effect, snow, fireworks, etc.
Self-timer (2-second delay, 10-second delay or custom up to 15 seconds)
Help button displays simple explanations of controls
|Warranty||1 year limited, parts and labor|
The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at USACanon.com.
What People Are Saying:
Critics are somewhat lukewarm about the Canon PowerShot A2300, primarily because for $10 more Canon's A2400 IS model includes the optical image stabilization (to prevent blur on zoom or video) that the A2300 lacks. User reviews are primarily positive, with most describing it as a good entry-level camera with a relatively modest zoom that's good for casual use, especially when traveling light. Any complaints center on image quality and the fact that a memory card is not included with the camera and must be purchased separately.
- CNET: "The two simple sub-$150 ultracompact cameras [Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and PowerShot A2300] are good choices for anyone whose needs don't extend far beyond the occasional fully automatic snapshot of patient subjects taken in daylight."
- PC Mag: " The Canon PowerShot A2300 is a compact point-and-shoot camera that is capable of some sharp images, but its value is questionable as Canon markets an identical camera with image stabilization for only $10 more."