Canon A2200 Review

 
Camera Reviews / Canon Cameras / Canon PowerShot i Preview
Basic Specifications
Full model name: Canon PowerShot A2200
Resolution: 14.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch
(6.2mm x 4.6mm)
Kit Lens: 4.00x zoom
(28-112mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Extended ISO: 80 - 6400
Shutter: 15 - 1/1600
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.
(93 x 57 x 24 mm)
Weight: 4.8 oz (135 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $140
Availability: 03/2011
Manufacturer: Canon
Full specs: Canon A2200 specifications

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Canon A2200
14.10
Megapixels
4.00x zoom 1/2.3 inch
size sensor
image of Canon PowerShot A2200
Front side of Canon A2200 digital camera Front side of Canon A2200 digital camera Front side of Canon A2200 digital camera Front side of Canon A2200 digital camera Front side of Canon A2200 digital camera

Canon PowerShot A2200 Overview

Posted: 01/05/2011

The Canon PowerShot A2200 is based around a 14-megapixel, 1/2.3"-type CCD image sensor coupled to a 4x optical zoom lens that offers focal lengths ranging from a useful 28mm wide angle to a moderate 112mm telephoto. Maximum aperture varies from f/2.8 to f/5.9 across the zoom range. Images on the Canon A2200 must be framed and reviewed on its 2.7-inch LCD panel, as there's no true optical viewfinder on this camera. The A2200 display has a resolution of 230,000 dots (~76,800 pixels, with three dots per pixel).

The Canon A2200's sensor allows sensitivities ranging from ISO 80 to ISO 1,600 equivalents, which extends to ISO 6,400 in Low Light mode. Exposures are determined using Evaluative, Center-weighted Average or Spot metering, and direct control of shutter speed or aperture isn't possible on this camera (except for a "Long Shutter" mode which lets you choose shutter speeds between 1 and 15 seconds). 2.0EV of exposure compensation is available, in 1/3EV increments. Seven white balance modes are available on the Canon A2200 - Auto, Manual, or five presets. The PowerShot A2200's built-in flash strobe has a range of 13 feet at wide angle, dropping to 6.6 feet at telephoto, and recharges in around ten seconds.

The PowerShot A2200 offers Canon's Smart Auto mode, which intelligently selects optimal settings automatically for you, based on 32 pre-defined shooting situations. Eleven manually selected scene modes are also available, and the camera includes Creative Filters such as Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid and Poster Effect. A new Discreet mode disables the the camera's sound, flash and AF assist beam for shooting in quiet situations.

As well as still images, the PowerShot A2200 can capture video clips at 720p HD resolution (1280x720 pixels) at 30 frames-per-second, a first for the Canon A-series. VGA (640x480) and QVGA (320x240) resolutions are also available. Miniature Effect is available during moves, which drops the frame rate to as low as 1.5 fps. The Canon PowerShot A2200 stores images on SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC / MMC Plus / HC MMC Plus cards, and draws power from a proprietary NB-8L rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Battery life is rated at 280 shots on a charge, to CIPA testing standards. Connectivity options include USB 2.0 high-speed data and NTSC / PAL standard definition video.

The Canon PowerShot A2200 ships from early March 2011, priced at around US$140. Available colors are black, red, blue, and silver.

 

Canon A2200

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Canon A2200
Similar to the A2200 but smaller lighter larger sensor cheaper But ...
loading
No cameras match your search criteria(s)
   

$0.00

16.2 MP (13% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

30% smaller

5x zoom (20% more)

A2200 vs DV150F

$131.87

16 MP (12% more)

Has viewfinder

10% smaller

8x zoom (50% more)

A2200 vs 140 IS

$104.00 (24% less)

16 MP (12% more)

Has viewfinder

10% smaller

8x zoom (50% more)

A2200 vs 135

$199.99 (35% more)

16.2 MP (13% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

15% smaller

8x zoom (50% more)

A2200 vs WX80

$0.00

2 MP (29% more)

Has viewfinder

Similar size

1x zoom (60% more)

A2200 vs 150 IS

$0.00

20.1 MP (30% more)

Has viewfinder

25% larger

5x zoom (20% more)

A2200 vs L30

$125.50

16.2 MP (13% more)

Has viewfinder

26% larger

12x zoom (67% more)

A2200 vs WB35F

$0.00

16 MP (12% more)

Has viewfinder

21% larger

12x zoom (67% more)

A2200 vs SZ8

$98.15 (32% less)

20.1 MP (30% more)

Has viewfinder

25% larger

5x zoom (20% more)

A2200 vs L32

$0.00

2 MP (29% more)

Has viewfinder

10% smaller

8x zoom (50% more)

A2200 vs 160

$149.49 (13% more)

16.2 MP (13% more)

Has viewfinder

32% larger

12x zoom (67% more)

A2200 vs WB50F

$99.95 (30% less)

16 MP (12% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

8% smaller

5x zoom (20% more)

A2200 vs JX680

$0.00

20.1 MP (30% more)

Has viewfinder

15% smaller

8x zoom (50% more)

A2200 vs W830

$111.65 (16% less)

16 MP (12% more)

Has viewfinder

Similar size

12x zoom (67% more)

A2200 vs S6800

$194.39 (33% more)

18.2 MP (23% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

43% smaller

5x zoom (20% more)

A2200 vs TX30

$0.00

14 MP

Has viewfinder

33% larger

5x zoom (20% more)

A2200 vs WG-20

$220.10 (41% more)

18.2 MP (23% more)

Has viewfinder

Similar size

1x zoom (60% more)

A2200 vs QX10

$0.00

16.1 MP (12% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

13% larger

4x zoom

A2200 vs TF1

$0.00

16 MP (12% more)

Has viewfinder

29% larger

12x zoom (67% more)

A2200 vs SZ10

$299.24 (57% more)

16.1 MP (12% more)

Has viewfinder

22% larger

8x zoom (50% more)

A2200 vs N2

Suggestion for improvement? Head over here.


Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

Follow Imaging Resource

Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate