Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

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Canon PowerShot A2100 IS is a 12 megapixels compact digital camera features 6x Optical Zoom (35mm film equivalent: 36-216mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection Technology and Face Detection Self-timer, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and a large, high-quality 3.0-inch LCD. The camera measures 4.01 x 2.50 x 1.26 in./101.9 x 63.5 x 31.9mm, weighs Approx. 6.53 oz./185g (camera body only) and powered by 2 AA-size batteries for convenience anywhere you go. [More Features & Specifications detail]

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Reviews reviews the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS and writes;
“The Canon Powershot A2100 IS is a functional digital camera. It is unlikely to win any awards for looks, but it takes a good picture. You might find the modest increase in zoom useful too”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CameraLabs reviews the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS and writes;
“A2100 IS produces very high quality images in terms of detail and exposure in a variety of conditions. At low ISO settings detail is sharp edge-to-edge with little evidence of noise in the shadow regions and only minimal fringing in demanding conditions. At higher ISO settings the Powershot’s images benefit from subtle noise reduction that maintains image detail whils removing the worst, (though by no means all) of the noise.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DCR reviews the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS and writes;
“ISO 80/100 images are indistinguishable – both show bright colors, slightly hard native contrast, and low noise levels. ISO 200 images were also very good, but show a bit less snap. At the ISO 400 setting noise is noticeable and there’s a perceptible loss of minor detail. Fine detail is lost. ISO 800 and ISO 1600 images are noticeably noisy, but they should be OK for email, web use, and 3×5 or 4×6 prints.”
Rating: N/A

LetsGoDigital reviews the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS and writes;
“The Canon PowerShot A2100IS compact camera is beautifully designed, providing a wealth of possibilities to the beginning photographer. Ease and comfort have precedence, and with minor improvements that bring the image quality to nearly the same high level as its predecessor, we can say the camera is a successful successor.”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS and writes;
“The Canon Powershot A2100 IS is a functional digital camera. It is unlikely to win any awards for looks, but it takes a good picture. You might find the modest increase in zoom useful too.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS and writes;
The good: Excellent photo quality for the money; 6x zoom; simple operation, good feature set. The bad: Mixed performance. The bottom line: The Canon PowerShot A2100 IS offers good photo quality, some extra zoom range, and the convenience of AA batteries in an affordable, pocketable package. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

InfoSync reviews the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS and writes;
Pros: Great overall image quality. Impressive interface and menus. Plenty of useful features. Cons: Oversized and bulky. Mode Dial paint wore off in a flash. No viewfinder. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS and writes;
“Overall the Canon Powershot A2100 IS adds a number of improvements to an already solid and easy-to-use design, making it even more ideally suited to its family target audience.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Sample Photos

Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Samples

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- Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Sample Photos: 12 @ InfoSync
- Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Sample Photos: 12 @ Canon


Canon PowerShot A2100 IS User Manual (PDF)

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Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Press Release

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 17, 2009 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today introduced 10 new PowerShot cameras that offer an array of photographic options for the entry-level consumer right up to the photo enthusiast. Whether on a family vacation, swimming in an ocean or out for a night on the town, the new line-up of PowerShot digital cameras enable consumers to customize their photographic experience to their personality with color, style and features galore.

Most PowerShot cameras for 2009 feature Canon’s exclusive DIGIC 4 Image Processor, with proprietary technology which accounts for the camera’s higher performance levels, including improved signal processing speed and higher image quality. This new chip paves the way for a host of features including Canon’s new Smart AUTO. Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on the specific shooting conditions of each scene, ensuring that all images are accurately focused, exposed, stabilized and white-balanced before the shutter is even pressed. Using data derived from Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization, Genuine Face Detection and Motion Detection Technologies, Smart AUTO automatically adjusts a multitude of settings including brightness and hue, during various shooting situations. Another enhancement available with select PowerShot models is Blink Detection Technology, which uses the Face Detection function to display an icon after shooting with a warning that someone’s eyes were closed (such as when blinking) during shooting. Unlike other systems which prevent users from taking a photo, Canon’s Blink Detection Technology lets users know immediately whether there’s any need to reshoot the image, thus providing a far more intuitive experience.

A third technological advancement with select PowerShot cameras is Active Display, which is used for quickly switching between images during playback. Instead of culling through a long line of images, via a control dial, Active Display advances pictures simply with a gentle shake of the wrist, making the viewing and sharing of pictures more fun and enjoyable.

“The power of the Canon PowerShot series is its ability to enhance consumers’ enjoyment of photography through its unique combination of ease-of-use, affordability, and personalization,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “We are excited about this year’s PowerShot line-up because Canon’s cameras are loaded with advanced technologies and design options, thus enabling consumers to have the ultimate photographic experience.”

Canon PowerShot A2100 IS, A1100 IS and A480 Digital Cameras
From the tentative first-timer to the passionate photographer, the PowerShot A-Series product line provides the ever-present convenience and cost-effectiveness of being power driven by two AA batteries. With bright, bold, new colors, no wonder the A-Series line is a convenient must-have among consumers.

Now the Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Digital Camera design has evolved to be smaller in size and higher in performance, but has maintained the essence of the A-Series persona with a mode dial for more creative control. Features such as 12.1-Megapixel resolution, 6x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilization, large 3.0-inch LCD screen and new Smart AUTO enables this camera to be a go-everywhere and shoot anywhere product. The PowerShot A2100 IS Digital Camera is scheduled to be available in early-April for an estimated retail price of $249.99.


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Comment by My digi
2009-04-18 23:27:33

3.0 inch is good


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