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CanonPowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera
 
4.6

(based on 80 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (74)
  • Large clear LCD (63)
  • Easy to setup (48)
  • Great picture quality (47)
  • Simple controls (43)

Cons

  • Long lag time (14)
  • Poor in low light (7)
  • Lag / shutter delay (5)
  • No viewfinder (4)
  • Short battery life (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (70)
  • Travel (54)
  • Fun (52)
  • Landscape/scenery (14)
  • Wildlife (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (48), Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Little Pocket Camera

This is a great camera to carry around with you for those times when you don't want to haul out the SLR. My only complaint so far with it is the fact that it...Read complete review

This is a great camera to carry around with you for those times when you don't want to haul out the SLR. My only complaint so far with it is the fact that it does not hold on to the highlight details. Any image shot in contrasty lighting is going to be blown in the highlights. I have even tried to adjust by underexposing the image. Otherwise I am surprised at how nice the images are for a point and shoot. There is very little noise till you get to 800 ISO and up. Then you do get some blue artifacts and at 1600 a "grainy" overall look. Not bad, though, considering the size of this camera. It also takes videos which I have had fun playing with. The IS feature has come in handy in low light situations. My only wish is that it have aperture and shutter priority modes to make it a little more flexible. All in all it has been a pretty reliable little pocket camera and I would recommend it to my friends.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK for a Point-n-Shoot

I bought this camera for my teenage daughter for Christmas. She mainly uses it for snapshots and for pictures to post to her Facebook page. She has found the video mode to be very...Read complete review

I bought this camera for my teenage daughter for Christmas. She mainly uses it for snapshots and for pictures to post to her Facebook page. She has found the video mode to be very good and uses it all the time.

I am a DSLR owner and so I thought this little camera would be good yet simple for her. Several times now she has had to come to me to ask how to do something or where a certain setting was. To be honest it took me a while to figure some of the things out. Grant it, neither of us have read the manual through though we have referenced it.

I guess I should have looked more closely when I bought it but I thought it would have some manual exposure modes like at least aperture-priority and shutter-priority, but it doesn't. It's all pre-programmed scene modes. Also, the shutter lag seems really long to me. When you press the shutter button you have to hold still for a while before the picture is actually taken. I guess I'm just used to a DSLR so these things bother me. If you use a point-n-shoot all the time it probably wouldn't bother you. It doesn't seem to bother my daughter. She doesn't know any different. I'm not trying to compare it to a DSLR because that wouldn't be fair at all. Compared to other P&S cameras it does at least as good if not better. It just takes a commitment to learn all the functions if you're going to get all out of the camera that it's capable of. So far, my daughter has not done that.

I had the idea in buying it that it would just top all the other P&S cameras according to some reviews I read, but it seems to me to be just another one in the sea of P&S cameras. I'm not saying it's bad so you shouldn't buy it. I'm just saying that it doesn't stand out way above all the others. It does a good job for what it's for. If you don't like shutter lag or scene modes then buy a DSLR as I did. If you want a P&S this one seems as good as any other I've seen.

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4.0

Good camera at a great price

By adamlmassey

from Chattanooga,TN

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Zoom
  • Image quality
  • Small Size

Cons

  • Long Lag Time

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

The camera is very user friendly, however the lag when the flash is used it is quite slow! Landscape, family pictures, indoor pictures are great as far as quality. I purchased this camera to have a small one and not have to carry my SLR around all the time, and because it uses 2AA batteries so I don't have to worry about the camera always being charged.
Overall it is a good camera, just don't be in a hurry because it sure is not in one if you use the flash.

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4.0

Great for my purposes

By greenfreak

from Long Island, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

Already have a Nikon D70 but wanted something small but capable to carry with me that took video.
A well-known resource for consumer reviews said it was slow to recover from a flash photograph, they were right. I read it and thought, no big deal. But until you're using it, you don't realize that if you're taking action shots, your options are somewhat limited and you won't get as many photos.

Definitely get the rechargeable batteries because (2) regular AA batteries only lasted me a week, since I was taking videos too.

Be aware that when using the camera in low light and zooming into a subject, it won't come out crisp, even with the anti-shake feature. It's the way things are. Get the small tripod or increase the ambient light somehow.

Videos were surprisingly good and when the quality along with operating system movie maker tools are used, you can get great results. You don't lose quality when you pan fast and the anti shake is great too.

I think overall it's great for my purposes and handy for spur of the moment shots.

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5.0

Right fit

By Danny

from Shippensburg

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

    This camera is the right fit for me. Because of the nature of my picture taking I wanted good resolution (10 meg) but also good zoom (6x). Plus, I should say, ease of use.

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    5.0

    What A Great Idea

    By Mary

    from Ocala, Florida

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

      Great pictures, great resolutions, easy to use. small compact camera, facial recognition is excellent. I am always getting complimented on the pictures I take.

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      5.0

      everything I expected and more.

      By Dan the Hunter

      from Honesdale, PA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

        It was easier to operate than I thought it would be. I liked the way it fits in my hand sometimes small cameras are way to small. The picture quality is very good especially for all the outside pictures that I take. Everyone who has seen the camera really likes it and seems to like it better than the one they have.

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        5.0

        PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera by Can

        By Captain5075

        from New York City

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

          I use it for Business & Pleasure. Great camera, Easy to use. Feature rich. I am extremely satisfied. I also own professional Nikon DSLR camera's and I use my Cannon when I am traveling quickly in and out of locations, where I do not require to carry large camera equipment bag or lighting equipment.

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          5.0

          Everything I expected

          By Head Wrench

          from Wofford Heights, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

            This camera replaced my A75. Most everything was intuitive considering my familiarty with the A75. I like the 2 battery operation as opposed to 4 batteries. The software loaded easily and the 10mp beats the 3mp I was used to. I like the optical zoom and being able to review my pix without turning the power on and needlesly extending the lens.

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            5.0

            A good camera for the least price!!!!!

            By Avi

            from Memphis, TN

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel

            Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

            I searched for two weeks to find a digital camera that has higher mega pixel and has a good optical zoom but with the price limit. With that criteria, I found Powershot A2000IS is the only option to me.
            This camera is of smart design,good picture quality and there is support modifying the captured images.
            Again it is operated by AA NiMH Battery which is a very good option for me to consider.
            Overall, I used for one month and I can say that I am satisfied with its performance.

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            4.0

            Simple, compact, good results

            By John D

            from DC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

            Compact,easy to use with reliable results.
            Good for semi pro on the run (manual) and for inexperienced users as well.(Auto)

            Use NiMH batteries especially if you use the flash. This will help reduce the lag time.

            Optical zoom is good but a little too fast moving.

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            4.0

            Great pics for the price

            By Jeffncon

            from Pompano Beach, FL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay
            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

            Takes great pics as you would expect from Canon. Like how it can tell the orientation of the camera for displaying pics. Face recognition and auto red eye fix is very cool. Wish it held 4 AA batteries like the previous Canon I owned. It takes too long to recover for the next shot, especially when the flash is used. Still would recommend it though.

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            5.0

            An Excellent Product

            By jtrent

            from Cary, NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

              small, powerful, full featured yet is has a "dummy" setting so no mistakes

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              5.0

              Good basic camera

              By Howard the Hawaiian

              from Staten Island

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

                Features are easy to use, well laid out and suitable for every day use.

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                5.0

                Great value for money hobby camera

                By Wendy the Designer

                from Johannesburg, South Africa

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

                  This camera has been great for pics of our diverse family interests, from family events to action sports, animal safaris and lots of travel. Compact with enough automatic settings to cover everyone's interests. Picture quality is good, very easy to learn to use. Not as good as we'd hoped at night, but maybe we just need more practice.

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                  3.0

                  Handy Camera

                  By Gabesz

                  from Hungary

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

                    Easy to use. Large Zoom.

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                    5.0

                    Outstanding camera

                    By Augustin Man

                    from Cluj, Romania

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Not so good in low light

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

                    I use it in everyday life, made almost incredible photos to my cat in good light and very good ones in vacations.

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                    4.0

                    Good impression for first few weeks

                    By Vovan

                    from Los Gatos, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay
                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

                    Good camera. I still didn't use all the features.

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                    5.0

                    Another winner

                    By Janz

                    from Fresno, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

                    This is my 4th PowerShot Camera,so I am a big fan of Canon. I wanted something portable that I could keep in my purse, yet I did not want to deviate from the PowerShot features that I have come to know from my A620. Easy to use with a big 3" screen. It only needs 2 AA batteries. Perfect for my simple needs.

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                    4.0

                    Great shots

                    By Grandpa Tony

                    from El Salvador

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay
                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

                    I bought this as a point-and shoot and could use it right out of the box with great results. After reading the manual, I discovered it is a very capable camera; it does not allow manual operation, but there are so many options available that there is very little you may wish for. Operating menu is simple to use. I do miss an optical viewfinder and have had trouble with using the LCD display at an angle. Slow in low light situations. To sum up: very easy to use, excellent quality pictures, lightweight and pocketable. Would recomend it to casual users as well as enthusiasts and pros.

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                    5.0

                    Compact size, crisp, colors, great value

                    By Raven-roost

                    from Western NC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good battery life
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Fun
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

                      This is a replacement camera for me - my previous one of this model was stolen. It's smaller and has a higher zoom than most cameras at this price point and pixel size - battery life is excellent. Suggest putting a screen protector on rear screen to avoid scratches. Excellent macro and focus in auto mode. Videos are certainly good enough for Youtube el al. For the price it's a good value - highly recommended.

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                      4.0

                      A terrrific gift

                      By Dkbks

                      from New Haven CT

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good battery life
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Flower close-ups
                        • Fun
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Digital Camera:

                        Just what my daughter wanted: a 3" LCD, better than average zoom (good macro too), easy to use with a choice of more advanced features. A great value and uses only 2 AA batteries.
                        LCD panel can some times be hard to see in bright sunlight, no viewfinder.

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