- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 1600
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
- 125g - 95 x 54 x 20mm
- Introduced February 2012
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon A2300 overview
Canon A2300 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially released on February of 2012. It includes a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The A2300 stands at #113 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #959 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
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Canon A2300 history
The Canon A2300 comes with a history of related cameras. Below, you can look at all past and current models along with main specifications.
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Canon A2300 Gallery
You can check the A2300 from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon A2300 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Canon A2300 based on aspects which are usually seen as necessary in a digital camera.
Canon A2300 Sensor details
The size of the sensor in the Canon A2300 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the A2300's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The A2300 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon A2300 dimensions
Canon A2300 has a weight of 0.28 pounds (125 gr / 4.41 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 95mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Canon A2300 is lighter when compared to various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a shot of the Canon A2300 beside a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button layout on the A2300.
Canon A2300 Lens specs
The A2300 is equipped with a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be significant nevertheless it will be helpful in a few situations.
At the widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f2.8 making it fairly slow and not very good in low light circumstances and you may struggle to capture good bokeh. You might also have to increase the ISO setting leading to noisy images. Towards the tele end, 140mm comes to f6.9 making it fairly sluggish and you may need to use slower shutter speeds.
Canon A2300 Connectivity
The A2300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and in some cases change settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Canon A2300 Video specs
The highest video resolution in the Canon A2300 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in H.264 file format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You should really go for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The camera doesn't include a mic and / or headphone port which means you get little control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to shop for an alternative model in case you need decent audio in your videos.
Canon A2300 Weather Sealing
Canon A2300 doesn't include weather proofing so wet conditions might affect the camera.
Canon A2300 Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon A2300 includes a 2.7 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specifications regarding Canon A2300 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather helpful during sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Canon A2300 Shutter specs
Canon A2300 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Canon A2300 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon A2300 has got only built in flash lacking external flash ability.
Canon A2300 Autofocusing specs
Canon A2300 has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & exact when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which makes it useful for taking portraits of people.
It includes 9 focus points to choose from. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for subjects on the move. Canon A2300 does not have manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful during low light occasions or you require more accurate focus control.
Canon A2300 Battery life
The battery power (NB-11L) for the Canon A2300 is designed to last for 210 photos with respect to the CIPA requirements making it less when compared to its rivals. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest (470) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Canon A2300 for varying categories of photography
The following graph displays a summation of the Canon A2300 for varying categories of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon A2300
The Canon A2300 receives a rating of 35 which is really bad, and means the camera is not really very good to use for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW photos & potential to utilize external flash.
Canon A2300 as a Street photography camera
Having a moderate points tally of 56, the Canon A2300 is fairly suitable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Canon A2300
A really bad sports photography score of 32 indicates the Canon A2300 is not really very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs very good focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Canon A2300
Portability is really critical when selecting a travel camera. In general, the Canon A2300 gets a above average 66 as a travel camera which is a respectable choice to purchase for your trips.
Canon A2300 Landscape photography details
In case you're looking to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Canon A2300 with it's really bad rating of 33 as a landscape camera is not really very good within the current market.
Canon A2300 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a moving display, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Canon A2300 is not really very good for vlogging as it gets a really bad rating of 30.
Canon A2300 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the A2300, below is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart just below shows you a summary of the A2300 versus it's highest ranking rivals shown earlier.
These are some more cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To review a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.