Canon A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200 front
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 135g - 93 x 57 x 24mm
  • Announced January 2011
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Canon A2200 overview

Canon A2200 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact camera originally revealed on January of 2011. The camera includes a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4320 x 3240.

The A2200 comes in at #128 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all-around #1008 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your customized criteria.

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Canon A2200 family

The Canon A2200 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can see all earlier and new models along with important specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Canon-PowerShot-A1400 front thumbnailCanon A1400
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Canon-PowerShot-A3500-IS front thumbnailCanon A3500 IS
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Canon-PowerShot-A2300 front thumbnailCanon A2300
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Canon-PowerShot-A810 front thumbnailCanon A810
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Canon-PowerShot-A3400-IS front thumbnailCanon A3400 IS
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Canon-PowerShot-A4000-IS front thumbnailCanon A4000 IS
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A2200 vs A1300
Canon-PowerShot-A2400-IS front thumbnailCanon A2400 IS
A2200 vs A2400 IS
Canon-PowerShot-A1200 front thumbnailCanon A1200
A2200 vs A1200
Canon-PowerShot-A3300-IS front thumbnailCanon A3300 IS
A2200 vs A3300 IS
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Canon-PowerShot-A3200-IS front thumbnailCanon A3200 IS
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Canon-PowerShot-A2200 front thumbnailCanon A220028-112mm
Canon-PowerShot-A800 front thumbnailCanon A800
A2200 vs A800
Canon-PowerShot-A3100-IS front thumbnailCanon A3100 IS
A2200 vs A3100 IS
Canon-PowerShot-A3000-IS front thumbnailCanon A3000 IS
A2200 vs A3000 IS
Canon-PowerShot-A490 front thumbnailCanon A490
A2200 vs A490
Canon-PowerShot-A495 front thumbnailCanon A495
A2200 vs A495
Canon-PowerShot-A1100-IS front thumbnailCanon A1100 IS
A2200 vs A1100 IS
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Canon A2200 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Canon A2200 based on features which are generally viewed as essential in a camera.

above average min ISO (80)
better than average battery (280 per charge)
decently wide (28mm)
flash built-in
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
in built lens has zoom (28-112mm 4.0 x zoom)
lighter than competitors in class (135 grams)
supports face detect focusing
supports tracking focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
does not have phase detect AF
does not have RAW format
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of image stabilization
lack of shutter priority mode
low fps (1.0 fps)
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
manual mode not possible
max zoom aperture not good (f5.9)
missing HDMI socket
missing headphone socket
missing mic socket
missing Time Lapse function
no articulating screen
no external flash support
no manual focus
screen has low resolution (230 k dots)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7")
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Canon A2200 Sensor info

The Canon A2200 features the DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology processor chip. The size of the sensor in the Canon A2200 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath illustrates the A2200's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The A2200 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

Canon PowerShot A2200 sensor size Photography Glossary

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon A2200 dimensions

Canon A2200 weighs around 0.30 lb (135 gr or 4.76 oz) & the volume of the camera is 93mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Canon A2200 is lighter in comparison with various rivals.

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Here is a image of the Canon A2200 besides a softdrink to help you to get a feel for its scale.

Canon PowerShot A2200 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will illustrate the button layout on the A2200.

Canon PowerShot A2200 topview buttons dials

Canon A2200 Lens info

The A2200 comes with an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 28-112mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which won't be amazing but it might be helpful in a few circumstances.

At the widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.8 which is very slow and not good for low light events and you will probably find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to increase the ISO setting causing noisy pictures. On the tele end, 112mm comes at f5.9 making it really sluggish and you might need to set slow shutter speeds.

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Canon A2200 Connectivity

The A2200 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy photos and sometimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

Some applications even allow a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Canon A2200 Video info

The maximum video quality in the Canon A2200 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 format. 720p is terrible for today's standards. You should really go for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and headphone port so you have little control over the audio. It is probably best to order an alternative model in case you need good audio for your video clips.

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Canon A2200 Weather Sealing

Canon A2200 doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions can easily damage the camera.

Canon A2200 Display and Viewfinder

The Canon A2200 includes a 2.7" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.

Please note that the display has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specs for Canon A2200 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are pretty useful in sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.

Canon A2200 Shutter info

Canon A2200 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.

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Canon A2200 Flash and Hot shoe info

Canon A2200 features only built in flash without external flash ability.

Canon A2200 Autofocus info

Canon A2200 features just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and precise in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which makes it helpful for portraits.

The AF system includes 9 focus points to select from. It also features Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Canon A2200 has no manual focus. Manual focus mode is useful in low light conditions or you want more exact depth of field control.

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Canon A2200 Battery life

The battery (NB-8L) in the Canon A2200 is designed to last for 280 shots with respect to the CIPA measurements which is higher than standard ın comparison with its class. The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the highest possible (470) battery life in this group of cameras.

Here is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:

Canon A2200 for different types of photography

The following diagram gives a analysis of the Canon A2200 for different types of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Canon A2200

The Canon A2200 has a rating of 33 which is bad, meaning that it is just not appropriate for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files together with the capability to utilize external lighting.

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decent MP (14MP)
has face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

Canon A2200 Street photography information

Getting a reasonable points tally of 55, the Canon A2200 is reasonably acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.

Photography Glossary
lighter than average in class (135 grams)
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

Canon A2200 Sports photography factors

A bad sports photography score of 37 indicates the Canon A2200 is just not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera needs excellent focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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decent sensor resolution (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (280 CIPA)
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus

Canon A2200 as a Travel photography camera

Weight is super critical in choosing a travel camera. All round, the Canon A2200 gets a above average 70 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine fit to take with you on your journeys.

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better than average battery pack (280 per charge)
lighter than others (135g)
good MP (14MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
does not offer selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)

Canon A2200 as a Landscape photography camera

For anybody who is looking to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon A2200 at it's bad grade of 36 as a landscape camera is just not appropriate in the current market.

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quite wide (28mm)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
good battery life (280 per charge)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Timelapse mode

Canon A2200 Vlogging features

A camera for vlogging really should come with a articulating display screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Canon A2200 is just not appropriate for vlogging as it comes to a bad score of 30.

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decently wide (28mm)
features face detection focus
lighter than others (135g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone jack

Canon A2200 Alternatives

If you are searching for alternatives to the A2200, here is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The line graph below provides you a bird's eye view of the A2200 versus it's highest scoring competitors suggested previously.

Here are a few more cameras you might see as alternative options. To see a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Canon PowerShot A2200
Small Sensor Compact
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4320 x 3240
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-112mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture
Macro focus range
Crop factor
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
Resolution of display
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Display technology
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Continuous shooting rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
4.00 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video format
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
135 grams (0.30 pounds)
Physical dimensions
93 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Battery life
280 images
Battery type
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Time lapse feature
Storage type
Card slots
Retail pricing