Canon A2500 summary
Canon A2500 is Canon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially released on January of 2013. The camera has a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The A2500 is rated #84 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #856 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should try our Advanced camera finder to get camera results based on your custom requirements.
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Canon A2500 history
The Canon A2500 is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed range below.
Canon A2500 Gallery
You can see the A2500 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon A2500 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon A2500 based on features that are normally considered crucial in a digital camera.
Canon A2500 Sensor details
The size of the sensor in the Canon A2500 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor has 16 megapixels and has a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the A2500's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The A2500 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon A2500 dimensions
Canon A2500 weighs in at 0.30 lbs (135 gr / 4.76 ounces) & the over all size of the camera is 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Canon A2500 is less heavy compared with various rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Listed below is a photo of the Canon A2500 beside a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will show you the button layout on the A2500.
Canon A2500 Lens specs
The A2500 has an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which is definitely not amazing but it might be convenient in a few circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.8 and that's rather slow and not good for low light occasions and you may find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to boost the ISO causing noisy images. At the tele end, 140mm comes to f6.9 which is pretty slow and you might need to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Canon A2500 Connectivity
The A2500 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer images and usually adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Canon A2500 Video specs
The max video quality in the Canon A2500 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in H.264 file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should really shoot for a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The camera does not have a microphone and / or headphone socket so you get no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to get an alternative camera in case you require good sound for your videos.
Canon A2500 Weather Sealing
Canon A2500 does not include environment sealing so damp conditions can ruin the camera.
Canon A2500 Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon A2500 has a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details for Canon A2500 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial during bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon A2500 Shutter specs
Canon A2500 can shoot continuously at 1.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon A2500 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon A2500 features only built in flash with no external flash support.
Canon A2500 Autofocusing specs
Canon A2500 features just Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & accurate compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detection which is valuable for taking portraits of people.
The AF system has 9 focus points to pick from. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Canon A2500 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing is useful during low light or you need to have more precise focusing control.
Canon A2500 Battery life
The battery pack (NB-11L) on the Canon A2500 is made to last for 220 images according to the CIPA measurements making it on par with it's rivals. The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the maximum (470) battery life within this type of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Canon A2500 for varying types of photography
The following bar chart shows a outline of the Canon A2500 for varying types of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Canon A2500
The Canon A2500 receives a points tally of 36 which is really bad, and means the camera is just not appropriate for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos and option to work with off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Canon A2500
Getting a moderate points tally of 56, the Canon A2500 is reasonably acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Canon A2500
A really bad sports photography rating of 34 indicates the Canon A2500 is just not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon A2500 Travel photography advice
Weight is pretty important when choosing a travel camera. All round, the Canon A2500 gets a above average 69 as a travelling camera which is a fine choice to take with you on your journeys.
Landscape photography with Canon A2500
If you're looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon A2500 at it's really bad score of 39 as a landscape camera is just not appropriate compared to its competition.
Canon A2500 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should offer a articulating display, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Canon A2500 is just not appropriate for vlogging as it gets a really bad score of 30.
Canon A2500 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the A2500, below is a range of the top placed cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart just below gives you a bird's eye view of the A2500 vs it's highest scored rivals shown above.
These are some more cameras you may take a look at as alternate options. To review a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.