Canon A2400 IS

 
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 126g - 94 x 54 x 20mm
  • Launched February 2012
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Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
28
Overall
35

Canon A2400 IS summary

Canon A2400 IS is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally introduced on February of 2012. It comes with a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The A2400 IS is placed #105 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #905 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your custom factors.

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Canon A2400 IS history

The Canon A2400 IS is part of a family of cameras. You can view the complete list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Canon-PowerShot-A1400 front thumbnailCanon A1400
A2400 IS vs A1400
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-A2500 front thumbnailCanon A2500
A2400 IS vs A2500
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
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Canon-PowerShot-A3500-IS front thumbnailCanon A3500 IS
A2400 IS vs A3500 IS
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Canon-PowerShot-A2300 front thumbnailCanon A2300
A2400 IS vs A2300
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-A810 front thumbnailCanon A810
A2400 IS vs A810
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-A3400-IS front thumbnailCanon A3400 IS
A2400 IS vs A3400 IS
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
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Canon-PowerShot-A4000-IS front thumbnailCanon A4000 IS
A2400 IS vs A4000 IS
28-224mm
F3.0-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-A1300 front thumbnailCanon A1300
A2400 IS vs A1300
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-A2400-IS front thumbnailCanon A2400 IS28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Canon-PowerShot-A1200 front thumbnailCanon A1200
A2400 IS vs A1200
28-112mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-A3300-IS front thumbnailCanon A3300 IS
A2400 IS vs A3300 IS
28-140mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
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Canon-PowerShot-A3200-IS front thumbnailCanon A3200 IS
A2400 IS vs A3200 IS
28-140mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-A2200 front thumbnailCanon A2200
A2400 IS vs A2200
28-112mm
F2.8-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-A800 front thumbnailCanon A800
A2400 IS vs A800
37-122mm
F3.0-5.8
10MP1/2.3"2011
Canon-PowerShot-A3100-IS front thumbnailCanon A3100 IS
A2400 IS vs A3100 IS
35-140mm
F2.7-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-A3000-IS front thumbnailCanon A3000 IS
A2400 IS vs A3000 IS
35-140mm
F2.7-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-A490 front thumbnailCanon A490
A2400 IS vs A490
37-122mm
F3.0-5.8
10MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-A495 front thumbnailCanon A495
A2400 IS vs A495
37-122mm
F3.0-5.8
10MP1/2.3"2010
Canon-PowerShot-A1100-IS front thumbnailCanon A1100 IS
A2400 IS vs A1100 IS
35-140mm
F2.7-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Canon-PowerShot-A2100-IS front thumbnailCanon A2100 IS
A2400 IS vs A2100 IS
36-216mm
F3.2-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009

Canon A2400 IS Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Canon A2400 IS based on criterias which are oftentimes considered important in a digital camera.

built-in flash
built in zoom lens (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
includes tracking focus
lighter than average (126 grams)
really wide (28mm)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
very good minimum ISO (100)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
does not have HDMI port
does not have headphone port
does not have microphone port
does not have Timelapse recording
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of manual focus
lack of shutter priority mode
lacks phase detect autofocus
lacks RAW support
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
max zoom aperture not good (f6.9)
no external flash support
no manual control
no moving screen
screen has low resolution (230 k dot)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
terrible battery pack (190 CIPA)
tiny screen (2.7")
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Canon A2400 IS Sensor features

The dimension of the sensor in the Canon A2400 IS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath shows the A2400 IS's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The A2400 IS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS sensor size Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon A2400 IS dimensions

Canon A2400 IS weighs in at 0.28 lbs (126 gr or 4.44 ounces) & the physical size of the camera is 94mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Canon A2400 IS is less heavy as compared with its rivals.

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Here is a image of the Canon A2400 IS with a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS dimensions scale

The top view under will illustrate the button design on the A2400 IS.

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS topview buttons dials

Canon A2400 IS Lens features

The A2400 IS has got a fixed lens having a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be exceptional but it could be invaluable in certain scenarios.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.8 which will be somewhat sluggish and not good for low light occasions and you might struggle to get good bokeh. You might also need to boost your ISO producing noisy photos. Towards the long end, 140mm comes at f6.9 which is pretty slow and you might have to utilize slower shutter speeds.

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Canon A2400 IS Connectivity

The A2400 IS has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer files and in some cases adjust settings without connecting straight with the camera.

Many apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.

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Canon A2400 IS Video features

The max video resolution in the Canon A2400 IS is 1280 x 720 and you can record in H.264 file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should shoot for at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The body does not have a microphone and / or headphone port which means you have absolutely no control over the audio. It is perhaps best to find another model in case you require decent audio for your videos.

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Canon A2400 IS Weather Sealing

Canon A2400 IS does not have environment sealing so wet conditions may affect the camera.

Canon A2400 IS Screen and Viewfinder

The Canon A2400 IS comes with a 2.7" fixed display screen having a resolution of 230k dots.

Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS screen and viewfinder Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

The View Finder details for Canon A2400 IS are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be quite helpful for sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.

Canon A2400 IS Shutter features

Canon A2400 IS continuous shooting rate is 1.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Canon A2400 IS Flash and Hot shoe features

Canon A2400 IS comes with just built in flash with no external flash support.

Canon A2400 IS Autofocus features

Canon A2400 IS comes with only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and exact as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detection which is helpful for people photography.

It comes with 9 focus points to select from. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Canon A2400 IS has no manual focus. Manual focus is good for low light or you want to have more accurate depth of field control.

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Canon A2400 IS Battery life

The battery pack (NB-11L) for the Canon A2400 IS is made to last for 190 photographs according to the CIPA measurements which is lesser when compared with it's competitors. The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the maximum (470) battery life for this type of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:

Canon A2400 IS for specific types of photography

The following illustration presents a rundown of the Canon A2400 IS for specific types of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Canon A2400 IS

The Canon A2400 IS receives a points tally of 36 which is really bad, meaning that it is just not good to use for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files in addition to the option to work with external flash.

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megapixel count decent (16MP)
offers face detection focusing
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

Canon A2400 IS as a Street photography camera

Getting a nice rating of 64, the Canon A2400 IS is a very decent fit to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (126g)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support

Sports photography with Canon A2400 IS

A really bad sports photography rating of 39 means the Canon A2400 IS is just not good for photographing sports. A camera should have very good focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery pack (190 CIPA)
lack of phase detect AF

Travel photography with Canon A2400 IS

Weight is very crucial when selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the Canon A2400 IS gets a above average 66 as a travelling camera which is a fine fit to purchase for your journeys.

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lighter than others (126g)
good megapixels (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
terrible battery life (190 shots)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)

Canon A2400 IS Landscape photography details

For anyone who is planning to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon A2400 IS with it's really bad rating of 38 as a landscape camera is just not good amongst its rivals.

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quite wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
not so great battery (190 per charge)
no Time Lapse function

Canon A2400 IS Vlogging features

A vlogging camera should have a moving display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Canon A2400 IS is just not good as a vlog camera as it receives a really bad rating of 33.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
lighter than competition in class (126g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone port

Canon A2400 IS Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the A2400 IS, here is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall into the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The line chart just below offers you an overview of the A2400 IS compared to it's top ranking rivals suggested previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you may look at as alternate options. To browse through a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS
Class
Small Sensor Compact
Launched
2012-02-07
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW pictures
Highest native ISO
1600
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points
9
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/2.8-6.9
Macro focus distance
3cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
2.7"
Screen resolution
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
15 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed
1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
3.00 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
Video format
H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
126 grams (0.28 pounds)
Physical dimensions
94 x 54 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8")
Other
Battery life
190 images
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery model
NB-11L
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots
Single
Cost at release
$149