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CanonPowershot A2200 Digital Camera (Blue)
 
4.3

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (52)
  • Compact (42)
  • Good image quality (42)
  • Large clear LCD (31)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (26)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (9)
  • Limited zoom (7)
  • No viewfinder (6)
  • No image stabilization (4)
  • Poor image quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (38)
  • Travel (32)
  • Landscape/scenery (29)
  • Low light (20)
  • Weddings (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (34), Photo enthusiast (11), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39), Yes (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

About What You'd Expect From A Basic P&S

I bought this camera for two reasons... mostly as a carry-around P&S for occasions where lugging my DSLR wasn't appealing, and also as the main camera for my other family...Read complete review

I bought this camera for two reasons... mostly as a carry-around P&S for occasions where lugging my DSLR wasn't appealing, and also as the main camera for my other family members to use.

It's about what I expected for a camera at this price-point, with the bonus of being able to shoot HD.

Personally, I don't find the lack of Image Stabilization a big deal. If I was looking for a P&S to be my main camera, the A2200 wouldn't be it - it's a bit too slow (perceptible shutter lag! time between photos!) and lack of IS would be the main reasons. I went for a Canon because I like the brand and the colours they capture. The images could be a bit sharper, and in the back of my mind I do find myself wishing for more manual settings (everything is a take on "auto"), but for a cheap everyday camera / entry-level camera this does the job.

It's also really, really light. You have to look at your hands to make sure it's there!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I beg you not to buy any canon camera

It is the worst camera i have ever seen. previously i had Canon powershot A490 and after 2 years it has gone as canon technical person told the lens has a limitation and cannot...Read complete review

It is the worst camera i have ever seen. previously i had Canon powershot A490 and after 2 years it has gone as canon technical person told the lens has a limitation and cannot take more than 2000 cture. Then as per his recommendation I buy Canon powershot A2200 but it is worse than previous. At night the performance is terrible & I cannot understand the picture even. Today night I will [*] try to change the camera. I beg you not to buy any Canon camera

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5.0

Good video, limited recording time

By Postman

from Medford, OR

About Me Casual Photographer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

Best Uses

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

Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Black):

I won this camera in a stacker machine not to long back, I really needed a new camera as my old one did really really low quality video, and that was on the HIGH setting, and the pictures on my old camera were bogus. This was a welcome change. I am disappointed it doesnt do 1080p video but the 720p is certainly very good quality wise. I have to say my only beef with this camera is that A. it lags in low light conditions.and most importantly: B. The camera automatically stops recording on any setting after 1 hour. No matter the SD card size or space remaining. You can start recording again immidiately after, but there is no explanation as to why this is or how I can change it. There's no option for it to be changed. This really made me sad because I wanted to do time lapse videos specifically, and with my 16 gb card I can record for 2 hours on HD, 3 hours on 640 quality, and ELEVEN hours on 320 quality. However I would have to set a timer every hour to go out and restart the film, and it's not something I can really do, especially if I want it to film overnight. I suppose maybe it stops for overheating, because the camera is slightly hot after it shuts down as per it's 1 hour auto shut down. But It's not hot enough to cause damage to the camera, and does not justify the auto shut down.However I would definately recommend this camera if you're not doing time lapses, it's a REALLY great little camera.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 10
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Light and Useful

By EBM

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Black):

    Being a compact camera, this is a good one. It is basic but have nice features that are handy when taking a picture should be a pleasure and not a hasle. I like that it is pretty cheap and it has good amount of pixels and the photo quality is good. The rechargeable battery is another advantage, using AA batteries makes cameras heavier.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    GREAT budget camera

    By Nick@iMotorsports

    from Roselle, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Black):

        I just needed something basic for our motorcycle dealership and this camera fits our needs and budget perfectly. The camera is very easy to use, the battery holds a charge for while (even though we use the flash for EVERY shot), and the HD video capability is just a bonus.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        I beg you not to buy any canon camera

        By Topin

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Poor Flash
          • Poor Image Quality
          • Poor Image Stabilization

          Best Uses

            Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Black):

            It is the worst camera i have ever seen. previously i had Canon powershot A490 and after 2 years it has gone as canon technical person told the lens has a limitation and cannot take more than 2000 cture. Then as per his recommendation I buy Canon powershot A2200 but it is worse than previous. At night the performance is terrible & I cannot understand the picture even. Today night I will [*] try to change the camera. I beg you not to buy any Canon camera

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 1
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Compact but good

            By Gil

            from Israel

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

              Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Blue):

              Small and comfortable, has good features and the Canon quality. Works good for me!

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              3.0

              Powershot A2200 Digital Camera

              By crgolf

              from North Smithfield, RI

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Black):

                Really nice camera that was easy to use right out of the box. The only issue was there was no SD card shipped with the camera.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                pocket-sized fun

                By shutterbugsue

                from Alameda, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom
                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Black):

                I bought this right before a trip to LA and had a lot of fun playing with the various distortion modes, like toy camera and fisheye. It's not like an SLR, but it took great photos of my friends and the places we saw, and I would highly recommend it for vacation.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Good point and shoot

                By Dom

                from Philadelphia

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Blue):

                Great for parties or travel. It's extremely light weight and easy to use. The size and light weight are the best part of this camera

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great for the price

                By SF Bulldog

                from San Francisco

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Silver):

                  Bought this for my mother nice camera

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 7
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Boot camp graduation gift for aPatriot

                  By Gamalot

                  from Forestburgh, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Blue):

                    Here is the report I got from my nephew;

                    WOW, simple to use and takes great pictures right out of the box.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    3.0

                    So so camera

                    By jasonnet

                    from Katonah, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Blue):

                      This is an inexpensive camera and like many of its kind, it has limited low-light abilities and no manual control at all. If you're looking for those capabilities, then you should look elsewhere. If you're looking for a step up from your camera phone, this might be the camera for you. -- Except for focus control, it is definitely an easy camera to use.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 6
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      consistant with other Canon p&s

                      By Andree Kehn Wedding Photography

                      from Maine

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality

                      Cons

                      • Lag / Shutter Delay

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Red):

                      Easy to use right out of the box if you've used any other Canon P&S.

                      If you are using Flash, the shtter lag is very long

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Canon is a good choice.

                      By Cars

                      from Wisconsin

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Silver):

                          It has a wider field of view, so we can still capture what we need for our images. The macro is very good as well as the image stabilization. I take about 99% of my pictures outside and the only question would be how it would handle the cold weather.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 8
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent Digital Camera

                          By slimjim09

                          from charleston, sc

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Blue):

                            I use this camera at home & at work. It takes excellent pictures & has lots of features. Highly recommend this camera. I read the reviews where a few people have complained about the battery & how expensive it is. After a little reseach, I found this battery very inexpensive. Retail price is about $25 but I found several places that had the same battery under 20 bucks. So don't let these few negative comments on the battery change your mind. This battery lasts twice as long as rechargeable double AA's do. I bought spare battery (exact model)for 17 bucks. A quick google search will find you one. Very nice camera.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 10
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Great!!

                            By Santiago

                            from Argentina (temporally in Covina CA)

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                            • Lag / Shutter Delay

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video

                            Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Black):

                            It is a great camera, for an excellent price. And it is Canon!! the best quality, nice pictures and full hd videorecording. I love it.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 10
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            great product!

                            By picture queen

                            from brooklyn, ny

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Blue):

                                I very recently purchased this camera to replace a camera that I wasn't happy with, so I don't really know yet how the pictures come out, but this one is small, looks nice, and SO much easier to use than my old one!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Nice camera good price

                                By Abie 123

                                from Lakewood new jersey

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Nice Body Color
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                • Poor Image Quality

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Black):

                                Not the greatest picture when developed but good for it's price

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                "The perfect camera"

                                By Matt Argentina

                                from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Large Clear LCD

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Blue):

                                  Excellent photos! I enjoy using this product in all my travells around the world!

                                  • Ease of Operation:
                                  • 10
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Quality and value!

                                  By Camerandrew

                                  from Athens, Ohio

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Image Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Silver):

                                    The product has performed great. Couldn't find a better camera on the market at this price!

                                    • Ease of Operation:
                                    • 9
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent value for the money

                                    By Imager

                                    from Western Colorado

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Large Clear LCD
                                    • Small / Compact

                                    Cons

                                    • Limited Zoom
                                    • Poor in Low Light

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Powershot A2200 Digital Camera (Blue):

                                    A lot of features and flexibility for such an inexpensive pocket camera. Only three years ago I paid about $230 for a Canon Powershot with very similar features and fewer megapixels. The battery seems to last a long time between recharging, which has obvious advantages when you are using it a lot.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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