Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A2000 IS
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Canon PowerShot A2000 IS
21 October 2009
Summary: The Canon PowerShot A2000 IS would be the perfect camera for an aged relative or camera-shy novice, because it's easy to handle and straightforward to use. But that's about as much as you can say for it. Countless rivals offer smaller bodies, better build, more controls, longer zooms, wider zooms...
Pros: Sharp definition; straightforward operation; good AA battery life.
Cons: Limited dynamic range; no wide-angle zoom; plain appearance.
Conclusion: Canon PowerShot A2000 IS digital camera The Canon PowerShot A2000 IS camera has a lot to offer. Perhaps so much as far as manual settings are concerned, but a lot in the sense of ease and user-friendliness.
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot A2000 IS is a nice compact camera which is very affordable. With 10 megapixels, a 6X optical zoom lens, optical image stabilization and 3 inch LCD, and now a slimmer design than its predecessors, the PowerShot A2000 is certainly appealing to those looking for a capable camera...
Pros: Pocketable camera with a 6X stabilized zoom lens, Viewable 3 inch LCD and various useful Face Detection tools, Excellent battery life, Blazing fast performance, Full manual mode, with flash output control and manual focus, Very nice macro mode and VGA 30 FPS movie mode, Effective red-eye removal ...
Cons: Manual controls have disappeared since the A720 IS, Not many accessories; no more conversion lenses, Slow lens; about 2/3s of a stop less bright than its predecessor, Not much place for right hand to hold the camera; lack of a proper grip, Lacks a battery indicator; lens doesn’t retract if the ca...
Excerpt: The Canon
PowerShot A2000 ($229) is an entry-level camera
with a pretty nice point-and-shoot feature set. The
A2000 features a 6X optical zoom, image stabilization,
a 3-inch LCD display, face detection, and plenty
of scene modes.
Pros: Very good photo quality (in good light), Good value for the money, 6X optical zoom lens in a relatively compact body, Optical image stabilization, 3-inch LCD with good low light visibility (but see issues below), Redeye not a problem thanks to automatic removal tool, Well implemented face detecti...
Cons: A real step down from the PowerShot A720 (for reasons described above), Lots of noise reduction in low light; images get noisy in good light after ISO 400, Flash is slow to charge, Slow lens (in terms of max aperture), LCD has poor viewing angle, No optical viewfinder, Fewer manual controls than ...
Summary: Canon’s PowerShot A-series digital cameras enjoy an almost legendary reputation for affordability, practicality, usability, durability and dependability, excellent image quality, and remarkable ease of use.
Pros: Compact, Very good lens, Large LCD, Excellent image quality
Cons: No optical viewfinder, No handgrip, No manual exposure capability
Summary: Canon’s PowerShot A2000 IS is a good value compact with a longer than average optical zoom range and very effective image stabilisation. It may be lacking the 28mm wide angle coverage of Panasonic’s models or Canon’s own IXUS 870IS / SD 880IS, but it’ll outgun most at the price in the telephoto...
Pros: 6x optical zoom range., Very effective stabilisation, Runs on two AA batteries., 3in screen bigger than before.
Cons: Lacking true wide angle lens coverage., Screen has small viewing angle., Slow flash recycling time., Slow 1.3fps continuous shooting.
Summary: Physical Views Specifications Type of Camera Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 6x Optical/4x Digital/24x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System Image Capture Device Type 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD) Total Pixels Approx.
Conclusion: Everyone is looking for something different from a digital camera. If picture quality and a bit of value for money is more important to you than digging deeper for a more stylish, pocket camera then the Powershot A2000 IS makes an excellent choice. The extra zoom offered by the 6x is a handy bonus.