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Canon PowerShot A2500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 663 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the image quality and size are generally positive. The portability and value for money are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the image stabilizer, while some have doubts about the connectivity and shutter.

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

features, memory, low-light, shutter, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A2500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon PowerShot A2500 Review


High-resolution sensor, fun-to-use effect filters, 5x optical zoom and HD video recording are some of the features that are common to point-and-shoot cameras. You can expect these even in the most basic models that are priced below Rs 6,000. One such...

The shell of the A2500 sports matte finish, because of which it doesn’t feel too plasticky. The overall build of the camera is good, but it doesn’t have the feel of a premium product. The use of metal like in the IXUS range would have made a big...

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Canon PowerShot A2500 Preview


Canon's new entry-level A-series camera, the PowerShot A2500, includes a number of nice features like a 16 megapixel image sensor, the DIGIC 4 image processor, and a 5x optical zoom lens.

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Canon PowerShot A2500


Launched in January 2013, the Canon PowerShot A2500 is a 16 Megapixel compact with a 2.7in screen and a 5x optical zoom. As with the rest of the 2013 A series models the A2600 retains the 28-140mm zoom range, the 16 Megapixel CCD sensor and Digic 4...

5x optical zoom that works in movie mode ; Eco mode extends battery life ; Low price

Little that's new compared with predecesor ; Poor high ISO noise performance ; No built-in Wifi or GPS ; Lengthy shooting mode menu

The PowerShot A2600 is the mid-range option Canon's 2013 compact range. The rationalisation of the Powershot A range around the same sensor, processor and, for the most part, the same 5x zoom lens means they all effectively deliver the same image...


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Amazon review summary for Canon PowerShot A2500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 600 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A2500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Good camera. I\'m very happy with it.


Very easy to use. The instructions are very,very poor

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact

Limited Zoom

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Great little camera


I replaced my (dead) Nikon with this item. The small size fits right into my pocket and it takes great pictures. The automatic built in lens cap is my favorite feature as I cannot forget to remove or replace it. It has more features than I will...

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Nice camera, but non-standard battery


I won't buy a camera unless it uses over the counter batteries, AA or AAA for instance...

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No USB cord with camera


This camera didn't come with a USB cord to download pictures. I had to buy an SD card reader. Inexpensive point and shoot camera.

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light weight


I take a hundred or more pictures a week. Great with the rechargable battery.About me... realtor

stays charged, not using new disposable batteries every week


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Wonderful ease of use except 4 macro


Fits in hand ,ease of use, print of images on printer so easy a senior can do it.About me... Love capturing special occasions, casual user, fireworks display awesome

ease of use

Battery life short renew battery with recharger

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.3''


Bayonet Compatibility:Not Applicable
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
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


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No