Canon PowerShot A2500 Digital Camera (Silver)

Canon PowerShot A2500 Digital Camera (Silver)

Canon PowerShot A2500 Digital Camera (Silver)

B&H # CAPSA2500S MFR # 8254B001
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Product Highlights

  • 16.0MP Image Sensor
  • Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28-140mm
  • 2.7" LCD Monitor
  • HD 1280 x 720p Video
  • Digital IS Image Stabilization
  • Smart AUTO Modes
  • Scene Modes and Help Button
  • Power Saving ECO Mode
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
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Canon A2500 Overview

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The silver Canon PowerShot A2500 Digital Camera is a compact point-and-shoot camera featuring a 16.0 megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor to produce high quality, well-detailed imagery. In addition to still imagery, these two technologies work together to enable clear 720p HD video recording that is accessible via a dedicated movie button. Improving the quality of both still and moving images, Smart AUTO is available and will intelligently select camera settings, based on 32 pre-defined shooting situations, to give you accurate exposures to best suit the scene in which you are photographing. To benefit shooting in low-light situations, Digital IS helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake to create sharper-looking images. All of these imaging technologies are supported by the 5x optical zoom lens, which gives a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-140mm, giving a wide-angle to telephoto range that is suitable for almost any type of subject matter.

16.0MP Image Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor
A 16.0 megapixel image sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor provide high image quality and fast camera performance.
5x Optical Zoom Lens
The 5x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-140mm, giving wide-angle to telephoto coverage to suit most shooting situations.
2.7" LCD Monitor
A 2.7" LCD monitor can be used to review stills or videos as well as compose imagery and navigate the menu system.
Smart AUTO
Smart AUTO mode utilizes a system of 32 predefined shooting situations and works to optimize camera settings to accurately render scenes.
HD Video Recording
1280 x 720p HD video recording is supported and easily accessible via a dedicated movie record button.
Shooting Modes
Several shooting modes are available to enable further creative depictions of your subject matter. These modes include Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, and more.
Digital IS
Digital IS image stabilization works to effectively reduce the appearance of camera shake, helping to produce sharper-looking imagery that is especially useful when working in low-light conditions.
Help Button
A Help Button is available to provide simple, easy-to-understand explanations of different camera functions to aid in mastering the use of the camera.
ECO Mode
ECO Mode helps to reduce the camera's power consumption to enable greater battery life for longer shooting sessions.
Still Playback Modes
Single, Index (4-100 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display (Histogram, Overexposure Warning), Resume Playback, Transition, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, Photobook Set-up, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Search
Video Playback Modes
Normal Playback, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Search

Canon A2500 Specs

Pixels Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16.0 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MOV
Audio: Linear PCM (Mono)
Max Resolution 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Image Stabilization Digital
Lens Effective Focal Length: 5 to 25mm (35 mm Equivalent: 28 to 140mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) to f/6.9 (T)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 5x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 1.18" to Infinity / 3 cm to Infinity
Telephoto: 3.94' to Infinity / 1.2 m to Infinity
Macro: 1.18" to 19.69" / 3 cm to 50.01 cm
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 1600
Shutter 15 to 1/2000  
Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Auto
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
Shooting Modes Auto
Fish-Eye Effect
Long Exposure
Low Light
Miniature Effect
Poster Effect
Toy Camera Effect
Vivid Color
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 2.9 fps for up to Frames
Self-Timer 2 Sec
Interval Recording No
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Slow Sync
Built-In Flash Yes
Effective Flash Range Wide:1.6 to 9.8' / 0.5 to 3.0 m
Telephoto:3.9 to 6.6' / 1.2 to 2.0 m
External Flash Connection None
Memory Card Type SD
Video Recording Yes
Resolution 1280 x 720: 25 fps, 5 fps, 2.5 fps, 1.25 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps, 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Video Clip Length Limited by Memory Card Capacity
Audio Recording With Video (Mono)
Viewfinder Type None
Screen 2.7" LCD Rear Screen (230,000 Pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi None
Battery 1 x NB-11L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 680 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.8 x 2.2 x 0.8" / 96.5 x 55.9 x 20.3 mm
Weight 4.4 oz / 124.7 g with battery and memory card
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 5.0 x 2.2"

Canon A2500 Reviews

PowerShot A2500 Digital Camera (Silver) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product User friendly camera. Takes very clear photos and video clips. We like that it has a rechargeable battery as we were buying a lot of AA batteries for our old camera. The photos are incredible and I can't just credit myself for taking good pictures. The quality and color are very sharp. Great overall product at a very affordable price.
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera for the money! This is my first digital camera, and I love it. The quality is amazing. Very simple to use. My favorite thing about this camera is the rechargeable battery, and it lasts a long time between charges. You can't go wrong with the Canon brand.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canon quality this was bought as a gift for a first time digital camera user, what's really nice about this model is its ease of use. I also like how small it is, so it can be carried in a purse or pocket. The only thing I can say badly about it, is it might be so small and light you'll forget you have it with you, then you'll miss some great photo opportunities.
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the Money This camera is great for the money. It is easy to use. The HELP feature makes it simple to learn what each setting is used for. I was skeptical given its small size, but it takes great pictures. There's a mount for a tripod, though I wish it would have a fold-out viewfinder for taking selfies.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Toy... Having spent years lugging around my heavy DSLR, I decided it would make sense to invest in a small, easy to carry, point & shoot too. I live in FL and do lots of Gulf fishing. As such, I've been afraid that my pricey DSLR would accidentally get wet or lost overboard. The Canon Powershot A2500 solves that problem. I'm amazed at what a quality camera this is... hard to believe that I paid less than $$ bucks for it. What a bargin! It takes quality photos at a price that is less than the SD card that's in my DSLR. It calms my fears about it getting wet or lost in the saltwater environment that I play in. It's obviously much more economical to replace the A2500 rather than my very expensive DSLR... and its much easier to use too! If you're in the same boat (pun intended), I highly recommend the purchase of a Canon Powershot A2500... You won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not what i expected i have always loved canon products, but i am not happy with this one. it appears to be metal in the picture and it is actually light plastic, both the black and the silver parts of the camera. i am not happy with the time it takes before you can take another picture is way too long, saying busy so you cannot take another picture for several seconds. i am also not crazy about the quality of the images on the viewing screen. i think i will return this one and purchase another model or a nikon.
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and easy to use. Love it. I have been looking for a small point and shoot to keep in my backpack, especially since my iPhone is loaded with pics and keeps running out of memory. I love this camera and it came at a great price!
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from May return it! I started in the digital arena with a Kodak P&S, then a Canon DSLR. I wanted another P&S for convenient times when I didn't want to carry my larger DSLR. I have shot about 400 images with this model so far. It has extremely limited range, usually giving blown out highlights. For the best shots prepare to stand very still and do not let the subject move, the lag time between pressing the shutter button and the shutter actually opening feels like a whole second and then you continue to hold it VERY still for the image to be less than fuzzy. The menu is very limited on the camera and I still can't find all the tools that are described in the product listing. Focus is pretty slow. I wish I could discover how to make the flash fire it is not consistent in auto. I still love my other Canon but I can't say that about the A2500
Date published: 2014-07-22
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