The Canon PowerShot A2600 is ideally-suited for snapshooters on a tight budget who don't want to fuss with complicated settings. This camera has a 5x optical zoom that starts at 28mm, a 16MP sensor, a 3-inch LCD monitor, an ISO range of 100-1600, digital image stabilization and Face Detection. For snapshooters, Smart Auto offers 32 predefined shooting situations that the camera automatically chooses the best settings based on the scene in front of it. The A2600 captures 720p HD video, and Canon claims longer battery life via the ECO mode.
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This camera was supposed to replace my late PowerShot A2400 IS, which, on sale from Adorama, was one of my best purchases. The A2400 IS offered a compact size, good image quality, wide-angle lens, and long battery life. The best feature was a dedicated button to start video capture, which avoided going down into menus to switch between video and still modes. The A2400 IS was also a tough little camera and took a lot of abuse (including my daughter throwing down onto a concrete driveway) until it got soaked in water from my daughter's sippy cup. The A2600 is very much the same camera as the A2400 IS, but with a larger LCD screen (the resolution appears to be the same) and no image stabilizer. I didn't realize the A2600 had no IS until I received and examined the camera. I wanted the image stabilizer because I take a lot of photos indoors, so I returned the A2600 and bought another A2400 IS refurbished from Canon. If IS is not a concern, then the A2600 should be a good camera.