Canon Canon PowerShot A2300 Digital Camera, 16.0 Megapixel, 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide Angle Lens, Digital Image Stabilizer, 720p HD Video, Black

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About Canon A2300

The Canon PowerShot A2300 Digital Camera (Black) gives you wonderful image quality plus easy-to-use creative features in a compact package. A high-resolution 16MP sensor, 5x 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) wide-angle zoom lens and a bright LCD monitor for composing and viewing photos and video make this camera an amazing bargain.

Gorgeous 720p HD video is built-in and easy to use. Digital IS image stabilization will make blurry pictures a thing of the past. The Help Button provides a no fuss, no muss way to get easy-to-digest information and to set easy auto controls. The rechargeable NB-11L battery gives you plenty of shots to exercise your creativity.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (9),Large clear LCD (8),Lightweight/portable (7),Excellent image quality (6),Good battery life (5),Nice features/settings (5),Simple controls/menu (4),Image stabilization (3)
Best Uses:
Family photos (3)

Canon A2300 Features

  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations for capturing spectacular images with ease.
  • Shoot brilliant 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button.
  • A 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor for exceptional performance.
  • 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens delivers stunning images.
  • Digital IS reduces the effect of camera shake and subject movement.
  • Help Button provides simple explanations and easy controls of your settings.
  • Lithium-ion battery makes it easy to recharge your batteries

Canon A2300 Specifications

Image Sensor
1/2.3-inch CCD
Total Pixels
16.6 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
16.0 Megapixels
Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 25.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 140 (T) mm)
Digital Zoom
Focusing Range
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.9 ft. (1.2m) - infinity (T)
Auto: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W), 3.9 ft. (1.2m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 1.2 in. - 2.0 ft. (3-60cm) (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
LCD Monitor
2.7-inch TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/6.9 (T)
Shutter Speed
1 - 1/2000 sec.
15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600 (in P mode)
Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method
AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments
(Not available when shooting movies)
White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Flash Range
1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50 cm - 3.0 m (W), 1.0 - 2.0 m (T)
Recycling Time
10 seconds or less (Battery Voltage: 3.7V)
Shooting Modes
Auto, P, Live View Control, Digital IS, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet, iFrame Movie
Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec delay/approx 2-sec delay/custom
Continuous Shooting
Approx: 0.8 shots/sec. (In P Mode)
Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (In Low Light Mode)
Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format
Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Images: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (2 channel monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels: Still Images
[Large]: 4608 x 3456
[Medium 1]: 3264 x 2448
[Medium 2]: 1600 x 1200
[Small]: 640 x 480
[Widescreen]: 4608 x 2592
Number of Recording Pixels: Movies
[Miniature Effect]: 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
[iFrame Movie]: 1280 x 720 (25 fps)
[Other than the above]: 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Playback Modes: Still Images and Movies
Discreet, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Search Jump (Shot Date, 10 images, 100 images, Movies, Still Images), Slideshow
Playback Modes: Still Images
Single, Index (4-100 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize
Playback Modes: Movies
Normal Playback, Pause, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward
Erase Modes
Single Image, Erase All
Computer Interface
Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Video Out
NTSC/PAL (unified type dedicated connector (female)) with digital, audio and video
Audio Out
Monaural (unified type dedicated connector (female)) with digital, audio and video
Other Interface
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-11L
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90)
Shooting Capacity
Approx. 210 shots
Playback Time
Approx. 5 hours
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.72 x 2.13 x 0.79 in. (94.4 x 54.2 x 20.1mm)
Approx. 4.41 oz. / 125 g (Including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 3.84 oz. / 109 g (Camera body only)
Mfr #

Canon A2300 Reviews

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(based on 15 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


great camera

awesome camera


Most Liked Negative Review


Good if you plan to replace in a year

I used this camera to take pictures of my two boys who are still toddlers, so it got frequent uses. Never dropped or damaged. One day while trying to take a picture, the zoom feature malfunctioned and automatically shuts down the camera. Camera is now unable to turn on. Unfortunately, being a little over a year, the product is out of warranty. Pretty disappointed.

Reviewed by 15 customers


Easy to Use for Excellent Pics


from Atlanta GA

I have had the Canon PowerShot A2300 for sometime. It is easy to use for quality pictures. All of my pictures are clear and easily focused. Highly recommended.


in low budget,,,,a high quality camera


from Pakistan, Grw

i had purchased this camera from Lulu shopping centre muscat oman. Now i am in pakistan, my homeland, and using this camera since two months,,,,,its fab.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Camera for the money!


from NC

Great size for road trips but takes quality pictures. If you don't have a big budget but want a great camera....this one is for you!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good if you plan to replace in a year


from Oregon, IL  -  Casual Photographer

I used this camera to take pictures of my two boys who are still toddlers, so it got frequent uses. Never dropped or damaged. One day while trying to take a picture, the zoom feature malfunctioned and automatically shuts down the camera. Camera is now unable to turn on. Unfortunately, being a little over a year, the product is out of warranty. Pretty disappointed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


not happy with this purchase


from mn

Iwanted a camera after mine was stolen. I thought this one would be like that one. This one doesn't have the power that I like in taking pictures and in getting the up close range on it. I would think of it as a good beginner camera but that is about all!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)




from Southern, central

At age 71, this is my 1st digital camera. I've made 4 shots with it and am so far pleased. I had help setting it up but did the download to be able to save photos to my computer by myself. The instruction booklet was fairly easy to understand but print was so small that I had to get out a magnifying glass. Recommend mfg keep all folks in mind when printing & use a larger font. If this camera keeps performing as it did on my 1st photos, I will be very happy with my purchase.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Canon Powershot


from Richwood, Ohio

This camera is very good. The camera is very good at light adjustment and recording videos in high definition. The menu settings are easy to use and this camera is light and small which helps so that you can carry it in your pocket. Amazing product! 10/10!!!


I would buy this product again!!!


from Homeworth, OH  -  Casual Photographer

Taking flowers in a green house and at of grandchildren

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


lot of different programs to remember


from castalia ohio

I have had my power shot A2300 for about a month now and am slowly learning about it.One thing would be nice if CANON could provide a full manual with the camera. if that could be done us older folks would not have to run to the computor every time a question comes up. With all the options available many questions arise.If we had a manual when we are out in the field,it would be very helpful. Thank you.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


great camera


from NY

awesome camera


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Larry B  Is this a new unused camera?
FERNANDO S  If they do not say they are refurbished, then yes.
Shopper  how long can you use before charging?
PHILLIP S  Several hours consistently. It would last an entire weekend of vacation or wedding event with no worries.
Shopper  Has anyone actually used for real estate using the wide angle? How did it do?
JONATHAN B  liked while I had it. It was stolen in two days, before I had time to evaluate it.
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