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Canon Powershot A2300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 671 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and portability are generally positive. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the shutter and build quality.

responsiveness, usability, value for money, portability, design

features, focus, viewfinder, build quality, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon Powershot A2300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon PowerShot A2300 (Red)


When it comes to entry-level point-and-shoots, Canon's A-series PowerShots consistently excel in picture quality. That certainly holds true for the 16-megapixel A2400 IS and A2300.

The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and PowerShot A2300 have very good picture quality for their class and are loaded with effects and filters.

The cameras' flat buttons and cramped layout may make use difficult for some and shooting performance is slow, particularly shot-to-shot. The lenses require a lot of light or high ISOs when zoomed in. Battery life is short.

The entry-level Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and its IS-less linemate the A2300 are simple cameras with nice picture quality for casual snapshooters, but the price difference isn't worth sacrificing the image stabilization.

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Canon PowerShot A2300


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.

Inexpensive. Compact. Sharp lens. Fairly speedy

Poor high ISO performance. Lacks image stabilization. Limited video support

When you consider its price, the speed that the A2300 delivers is really quite impressive. It can start up and grab a shot in 2.1 seconds, rattles off a photo every 1.4 seconds in continuous drive mode, and has a short 0.2 second shutter lag. It...

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Canon PowerShot A2300 Preview


The Canon PowerShot A2300 is one of six all new A-series cameras recently announced by Canon. It is virtually interchangeable with the A2400 IS, which costs $10 more, but as the name implies, the A2300 does not include optical image stabilization....


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""One of the best Digicam""


If you want to find a better affordable, quality of picture, durable digital camera. I highly recommend canon whether its ixus, powershot, or slr.

What can i say excellent features quality of picture very clear compare to others. This brand i use it since 90's old school film negative. that time canon pictures are very clear, and the color is excellent. Thumbs up!

nothing to say

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"Excellent Camera - Highly Recommend"


I have owned the same Olympus camera for the past 12 years. I refused to get rid of the big and bulky older model because it took such high quality pictures. I didn't think any camera out there could top it but I was wrong. This little camera packs a...

Easy set up,

Not super clear under dim lighting

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Amazon review summary for Canon Powershot A2300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1137 user reviews of Canon Powershot A2300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, portability, image quality, performance

features, viewfinder

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon PowerShot A2300 Digital Camera Kit - Silver - with 8GB SD Card, Camera Case, Cleaning Kit

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Nice and easy .......


Point and shot .....

Easy To Use","Good in Low Light","Perfect size

No image stabilization

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Wrong color


Gift was for my 12 year old grandson's birthday. He likes red and was disappointed to find the camera was pink!

Color Was Wrong-pink Not

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Wrong color


Gift was for my 12 year old grandson's birthday. He likes red and was disappointed to find the camera was pink!

Color Was Wrong-pink Not

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Easy to use - great photos


This camera has every feature you can think of to take awesome photos in every condition.

Set up and use is easy

so small I can loose my grip on it

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser / Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Unknown
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon NB-11L
Battery Type:CAN NB-11L / Canon NB-11L


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No