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Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and image quality are overall positive. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, whereas the features and viewfinder get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

 

Let's be honest: a 3x or 4x optical zoom is not much help. Yes, it gets you a little closer if there's a fence or restraining order in the way, but you'll always want more. That's why stepping up to a 5x or 6x zoom such as the one in the Canon...

Excellent photo quality for the money; 6x zoom; simple operation, good feature set.

Mixed performance.

The Canon PowerShot A2100 IS offers good photo quality, some extra zoom range, and the convenience of AA batteries in an affordable, pocketable package.

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Canon PowerShot A2100 IS First Impressions Digital Camera Review

 

Canon's 12.1-megapixel PowerShot A2100 IS has a good-looking design, but a somewhat basic set of features overall. While it does have several automatic modes, the A2100 doesn't have a tutorial mode as many other entry-level point-and-shoot cameras. ...

Canon's PowerShot A2100 IS is a step up from an entry-level point-and-shoot, with its 6x zoom lens , custom white balance capability and and control over shooting characteristics. Overall, though, it's still a camera for those who value simplicity over...

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Canon Powershot A2100 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot A2100 IS is a 12.1 megapixel compact with a 6x optical zoom and 3in screen. Launched in February 2009, it replaces the PowerShot A2000 IS as the flagship model in the PowerShot A range. The two tone colour scheme has been abandoned...

6x zoom with 216mm equivalent max ; AA rechargeable batteries ; Excellent image quality ; Very close macro

Bigger than most compacts ; Lacking true wide-angle coverage ; No optical zoom while filming ; No HD video or HDMI port

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Review Of Canon Power Shot A2100 IS Digital Camera

 

It's the world of quality and people are desperate to earn quality at any cost. Even they are ready to pay anything if they are getting some good stuff at higher prices. The modern technology has blessed a lot in the field of making the devices...

: The Canon Power shot A2100 IS applies for the good quality. Convenience and affordability is the special characters of Canon Power Shot A2100 IS.

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Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

 

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Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

 

I just bought it. Love it for the pictures produce from this mini digicam. It is compact, but still easy to handle, not too small like some IXUS. So, it is replaced my 40D in some occasions when DSLR not suitable. And, yes, because...... it's BLACK :)

Maybe Canon can use better "plastic" to A-Series Bodies. Some material that Nikon used on their D5000, D90, will be pleased. Or metal based, just like Sony W2xx, Fuji F50/F60fd, that won't add cost too much

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"GOOD ALL AROUND CAMERA"

 

NICE SIZE CAMERA IN BETWEEN MY SX 110 AND MY A 480. YOU WILL HAVE TO USE AA ENERGIZER LITHIUM BATTERYS OR 2500 2900 RECHARGEABLES TO GET GOOD BATTERY LIFE BECAUSE THIS CAMERA HAS SO MUCH GOING ON IT DOES USE A LOT OF POWER. IF YOUR NEW TO THIS CAMERA...

EASY TO USE, BIG 3in LCD, GOOD TRUE TO COLOR PICTURE QUALITY, 6x OPTICAL ZOOM THAT I GOT SOME NICE BEAR PICTURES WITH IN CADES COVE IN THE SMOKY MOUNTIANS.

THE ONLY THING I DO NOT LIKE ON THIS CAMERA IS THAT IN SMART AUTO MODE INDOORS IT LIKES 640 iso TO MUCH BUT IN ANY OF THE OTHER MODES 250 iso IS ITS STANDRRD. MY CANON SX 110 AND A 480 BOTH FAVOUR 250 iso IN AUTO MODE IN THAT SAME ROOM...

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Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

 

Bought this as a "cheap" carry around. one that uses AA batteries and you wouldn't exactly kill yourself if you dropped it. - Seems to built well and have lots of features. - Image quality not bad in good light - Some manual controls but not many

Pretty hard to see the LCD outdoors in bright sunlight ; LCD is lower res than the more expensive cam's thus sometimes you think your image is bad until you put it on a PC

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Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

 

NICE SIZE CAMERA IN BETWEEN MY SX 110 AND MY A 480. YOU WILL HAVE TO USE AA ENERGIZER LITHIUM BATTERYS OR 2500 2900 RECHARGEABLES TO GET GOOD BATTERY LIFE BECAUSE THIS CAMERA HAS SO MUCH GOING ON IT DOES USE A LOT OF POWER. IF YOUR NEW TO THIS CAMERA...

EASY TO USE, BIG 3in LCD, GOOD TRUE TO COLOR PICTURE QUALITY, 6x OPTICAL ZOOM THAT I GOT SOME NICE BEAR PICTURES WITH IN CADES COVE IN THE SMOKY MOUNTIANS

THE ONLY THING I DO NOT LIKE ON THIS CAMERA IS THAT IN SMART AUTO MODE INDOORS IT LIKES 640 iso TO MUCH BUT IN ANY OF THE OTHER MODES 250 iso IS ITS STANDRRD. MY CANON SX 110 AND A 480 BOTH FAVOUR 250 iso IN AUTO MODE IN THAT SAME ROOM

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Amazon review summary for Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A2100 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot A2100IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-inch LCDCanon PowerShot A2100IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD

Product Specifications

Your creativity knows no limits with the sleek, compact PowerShot A2100 IS. Engineered with 12.1-megapixel of resolution and a 6x optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer, you'll get the awesome image quality you've always dreamed of. The bold, bright, super sized 3.0-inch LCD offers a clear view of everything. Evolved Face Detection technology and Face Detection Self-timer give you the control when shooting moving subjects and group self-portraits. Smart Auto makes getting great shots astonishingly easy.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.3in
Height:2.5in
Weight:6.5oz
Width:4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aquarium / Beach / Fireworks / Foliage / High sensitivity / Indoor / Kids & pets / Landscape / Night scene / Night snapshot / Portrait mode / Slow shutter / Snow / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:32MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:A2100 IS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PowerShot

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2-5.9
Max Focal Length:38.4mm
Min Focal Length:6.4mm
Optical Zoom:6
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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