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Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

We have collected and analyzed 45 expert reviews and 519 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is May 14, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 1148596 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 14, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon PowerShot A2000 IS


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A2000 IS from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the image quality. The usability also gets good feedback. Many are less positive about the portability.

usability, image quality


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bundle: Canon A2000 IS 10MP Digital Camera + 4GB + Soft CaseBundle: Canon A2000 IS 10MP Digital Camera + 4GB + Soft Case

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon PowerShot A2000 IS


alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A2000 IS from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Opinions about the image quality and price are overall positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and durability. Some have doubts about the shutter and storage.

usability, performance, portability, price, image quality

flash, viewfinder, storage, shutter

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Powershot A2000IS 10MP Digital Camera with 6x Optical Image Stabilized ZoomCanon Powershot A2000IS 10MP Digital Camera with 6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS - digital camera review


Canon's PowerShot A-series lineup epitomizes inexpensive point-and-shoot simplicity without sacrificing photo quality. They're not the most feature filled, they aren't the most stylish (they're not unattractive either), and speedy performance isn't...

Excellent photo quality for the money; 6x zoom; simple operation.

Limited controls; slow performance.

The Canon PowerShot A2000 IS is lean on features beyond its stabilized 6x zoom lens, but it takes great photos and is easy to use.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon Powershot A2000 IS


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...

Oct, 2008


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Canon Powershot A2000 IS review


During the last weeks of the summer of 2009, Canon introduced several cameras. The compact camera series also contained a pair of PowerShot A models; the A1000 IS and the A2000 IS. The model we tested, the Canon PowerShot A2000, successor to the A720...

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...


Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Review


The Canon PowerShot A2000 IS digital camera is the new top-of-the-range model in the popular PowerShot range, which has traditionally offered a compelling combination of features and affordable price. The A2000 IS is around 25% smaller than its...

The A2000 IS also suffers from less than stellar image quality in low-light due to obvious noise appearing at ISO 400 and faster, the lack of any hand-grip which makes it difficult to hold, annoyingly slow flash recycle times, and a slow continuous...

Sep, 2008

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Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


The Canon PowerShot A2000IS is intended as a replacement for the very popular Canon A720IS that was a sales leader last year. The new Canon A2000IS has the same 6x optical zoom range (covering focal lengths from 36-216 mm equivalent) as the A720IS did,...

Small, compact size ; 6x zoom with optical image stabilization ; Good selection of useful preset shooting modes ; Very good color ; Motion Detection Technology helps with moving subjects ; Face Detection helps with focus and exposure on portraits ;...

Image noise high at ISO 800 and up ; High barrel distortion at wide angle setting ; Minor blurring in corners at both zoom settings, though not as bad as some ; Very slow flash recycling time ; Slightly weak-powered flash ; Missing some enthusiast...

Unlike the A720IS which had full PASM modes, exposure on the Canon PowerShot A2000IS is fully automatic, but the user can tweak it with up to 2.0EV of exposure compensation and four metering modes to handle difficult lighting, including a mode which...

Expert review by : Tim Barribeau (

Canon A2000 IS


The A2000 IS is an inexpensive, basic point-and-shoot from Canon that records at 10-megapixel resolution, and squeezes a 6x zoom lens into a relatively small frame. For $230 you get a camera with minimal manual controls, but nice point-and-shoot ease...

If you get your hands on A2000, the first thing you'll notice is its odd wedge shape. Reminiscent of a doorstop, this strange design allows the camera to gradually enlarge from a narrow edge to a substantial handhold, but it's an unusual approach

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Barribeau (

Canon A2000 IS


The feature that jumps out at you the most when you look at the camera's front is the large black plastic section on the left, as if the camera was partially dipped in a paint bucket. Apart from that, we have the usual suspects on the camera's front:...


Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS


You take a few steps forward on the A2000 (larger/sharper screen, better battery life, redeye removal), but take even more back compared to the A720. The A2000's lens is slower, there are fewer manual controls, the optical viewfinder is gone, and...

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...

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 ;...

In conclusion, I like the PowerShot A2000 IS -- it's a good choice in the entry-level, midzoom category, and I can recommend it, as long as you're not a big low light shooter. As I've said throughout this review, the PowerShot A2000 is definitely a...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Review


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...

Compact, Very good lens, Large LCD, Excellent image quality

No optical viewfinder, No handgrip, No manual exposure capability

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Camera Labs (

Canon PowerShot A2000IS


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...

6x optical zoom range., Very effective stabilisation, Runs on two AA batteries., 3in screen bigger than before

Lacking true wide angle lens coverage., Screen has small viewing angle., Slow flash recycling time., Slow 1.3fps continuous shooting

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:2x AA / 2x AA / NiMH (NB4-300) / AA
Number of batteries supported:2


Built-in processor:DIGIC III / DIGIC IIІ iSAPS
Custom color: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia / Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Sepia
Playback zoom:2
Playback zoom (max):2
Scene modes:Beach, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Children, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sunset / beach, Fireworks, Landscape, party (indoor), Portrait
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, Fluorescent, manual, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Custom modes


Color of product:Aluminium / Black, Silver / Silver


Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off / Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):0 - 78.7 / 11.8 - 78.7
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 137.8


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus / Spot Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:0.394 / 3.94
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Combined zoom:24
Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.252 - 1.51
Lens structure:9/7
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/7
Optical Zoom:6

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SDHC
Internal memory:32

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.42 - 8.5
Aperture range (F-F):3.2 - 5.9
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:10000000
Camera focusing range:50cm Macro: 1-50cm
Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/1600 / 15 - 1/1600
Compatible operating systems:MS Windows XP, MS Windows Vista, Apple Mac OS X 10.4 / Windows XP SP2 / Vista (SP1)\nMac OS X v10.3 - 10,5 / Windows XP SP2 / Vista \nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.5 / Windows XP SP2 / Vista\nMac OS X v10.4 - 10.5
Data compression:JPEG
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.01 x 2.5 x 1.26
Effective sensor resolution:10000000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.42 - 8.5
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Lens focal range:6.4 - 38.4 / f/3,2 – f/5,9
Memory Type:SD/SDHC, MMC, HC MMC
Power supply type:AA
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3648 x 2736
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes


Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.26 / 2.5
Height:1.26 / 2.5
Width:4.01 / 4.02