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 #121 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all-around #971 out of 1453 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.
Canon A2200 Gallery
You can check the A2200 from various angles in the gallery below.
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.
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.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Here is a image of the Canon A2200 besides a softdrink to help you to get a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button layout on the A2200.
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.
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.
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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.
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.
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.
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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 34 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 37 as a landscape camera is just not appropriate in the current market.
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.
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.