Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot A2000 IS
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Canon PowerShot A2000 IS
Digital Photography Interface
23 September 2013
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 with a low price tag. The PowerShot A2000 is by default an easy to use camera with functions and menu navigation that can be understood by most users.
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 and low color fringing
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 doesnâ€™t retract if the camera is low on battery
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. The many auto image solutions and handy scenes do make the life of a photographer a lot easier. The camera will certainly appeal to the snapshot photographer, more so when the Easy Mode is selected.
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. It also comes in a slimmer, more
attractive body than its predecessor, the PowerShot
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 detection feature, Can record up to an hour of VGA quality video, Uses AA batteries; excellent battery life with optional NiMH batteries
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 its predecessor, Can't swap memory cards while using a tripod
Excerpt: 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. Because of this high degree of consumer respect and confidence, A-series Canons have consistently been U.S. and international sales leaders.
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 stakes, zooming into an equivalent of 216mm. This is ideal if you find yourself frustrated with the maximum reach of other compacts.
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.
Excerpt: The A2000 IS compared to an average CD disc. Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A2000 IS Specifications 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. 10.0 Megapixels Effective Pixels Approx.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot A2000 departs a bit from some of its predecessors in terms of features and design. It is nonetheless an attractive option for entry-level users looking for a no-fuss unit that takes high quality snaps and has a larger than normal zoom.
Pros: 6x zoom with optical image stabilisation, low chromatic aberration, good colour balance, quite quick
Cons: Noise can be an issue, no manual shooting modes