Canon Powershot A2200

Last Updated (01 August’12):
– Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Canon A2200 is a 14.1 MP Digital Still Camera features 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom, ISO 80-1600, Record movies with 720p HD video, Smart Auto intelligently selects settings from 32 predefined shooting situations, Discreet Mode disables the sound, flash and AF beam for use in quiet areas, and 2.7-inch TFT color LCD Monitor. The camera measures (W x H x D) 3.67 x 2.25 x 0.93 in. / 93.2 x 57.2 x 23.6mm and weighs Approx. 4.76 oz. / 135g (Including the battery and memory card).

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


Canon A2200 Features

Everything’s Easy.
Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

Just set the Canon PowerShot A2200 digital camera to Smart AUTO and you’re ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture-taking every time. It’s a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 32 specially defined settings. So whether you’re photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you’re getting dramatic, memorable images.

Smart AUTO
The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.

P Program
Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.

Live View Control
Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.

Keep the image quality as high as possible for fail-proof images.

Blur Reduction
Boosts sensitivity to enable faster shutter speeds, reducing the effects of camera shake and subject movement.

The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject “pop.”

For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.

Kids & Pets
Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won’t miss those special shots.

Smart Shutter
The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.

Low Light
For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.

Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.

Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.

Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.

Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.

Long Shutter
Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.

Creative Filters
The Creative Filters mode dial setting provides easy access to special filter effect and scene modes.

Fisheye Effect
Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.

Miniature Effect
Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.

Toy Camera Effect
Simulates photos taken with “toy” or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.

Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.

Super Vivid
Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.

Poster Effect
Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.

Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 30 fps for up to 22 min. and 05 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps or for up to 50 min. and 17 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240) at 30 fps for up to 3 hour 2 min. and 52sec. or 4GB per clip.

In Still Images or 720p HD Video, Every Detail is Beautifully Preserved
Capture memories your way as either still images or in 720p HD video.

PowerShot A2200 digital camera puts you in charge when it comes to saving your memories. Canon technology lets you capture beautiful still images no matter what your level of photographic experience. Portraits of people posing or in motion, outdoor shots in various weather situations, nighttime shooting and more: the camera handles them all with ease when you shoot in Smart AUTO. High megapixel counts let you blow up and crop your still images just as you please, with no loss in resolution or quality.

Want to capture the good times in motion? Canon’s 720p HD video gives your memories the quality they deserve. If you’ve never shot video in high definition before, you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes. 720p HD delivers stunning realism, capturing every detail with a level of clarity that, in playback, will bring you right back into the moment. Easy high definition videos from a compact still camera – now that’s value!

Loaded with Features, Packed with Value.
Easy to use, powerful A-Series camera has 14.1 Megapixels with 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (28mm wide).

With the PowerShot A2200, dramatic, personal pictures have never been easier to shoot and share. This 14.1 Megapixel camera lets you create impressive large photos of family and friends you’ll be proud to display. The high-resolution images taken by the PowerShot A2200 can be enlarged up to 13″ x 19″. The PowerShot A2200 has a 4x wide Optical Zoom lens (35mm film equivalent: 28–112mm) that let you capture up-close and memorable images.

14.1 Megapixel Resolution See the Image on a Big Screen.
Large, clear 2.7-inch LCD makes taking and viewing images a breeze.

The PowerShot A2200 digital camera has a large 2.7-inch LCD screen that gives you the big picture, whether you’re shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear and bright picture. It also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

2.7-inch LCD Screen Shoot without Distractions.
New scene mode: Discreet Mode disables the sound, flash and AF beam so you can capture images in quiet areas.

How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you wanted to take a picture, but were reluctant (or simply not allowed) to disrupt the setting with noise or flash? New Discreet Mode makes picture-taking possible in museums, at performances, anywhere light and sound would not be welcome. Simply turn the mode dial to Discreet, and the camera’s sound, flash and AF assist beam will be disabled – without changing any other settings. If the camera senses low light, ISO speed will be automatically raised to get the best possible shot. You can even switch to playback mode to review still images or video, and the camera will remain muted.

Photographic Artistry That’s Easy for Anyone
Creative Filters offers fun and artistic ways to capture photos.

Creative Filters Mode gives you lots of fun, easy ways to make your photography more creative. The camera does all the work – you simply choose an effect and shoot!
Fisheye Effect imparts a fun, familiar curvilinear distortion to your image that’s ideal for kids and pets. Miniature Effect plays with perspective, giving any shot the look of a world created in much smaller proportions – great for landscapes and city shots. When you shoot in Toy Camera, you get the vintage effect of a first-generation camera, ideal for giving portraits a slightly distorted, unevenly saturated look of a picture you’d come across in your attic. Monochrome lends a moody beauty to your photography, producing shots in Black & White, Sepia or Blue. Super Vivid saturates colors to heighten the intensity and impact of any shot. Poster Effect takes away transitions between objects in the frame to give your image the high-impact look of a hand-painted poster.

Charge Up and Go!
Lithium-ion battery offers an easy alternative to recharge the battery.

The Canon PowerShot A2200 digital camera uses a lithium-ion battery. This compact, powerful battery helps make it a lightweight and slim camera. Charge-up is quick and easy, so the PowerShot A2200 will be ready and waiting for those special moments.

A Bold Pop of Color.
Comes in 4 cool, crisp colors to match any personality: Blue, Black, Silver and Red.

There’s nobody else quite like you. So naturally, you demand a camera that is utterly you…like the Canon PowerShot A2200. This camera makes getting what you want remarkably easy. Exquisitely compact, its design has smoothly curving edges. And it comes in four distinctive colors that let you tell the world who you really are. Express yourself as quietly or as boldly as you like. Simply take your pick from the stylish range of shades. There’s a choice of Red, Blue, Silver or Black. Every color tells its own story and each creates a wonderful impression of you.

Expert Reviews

Canon A2200 Reviews

CNET reviews the Canon Powershot A2200 and writes;
“The Canon PowerShot A2200 is a very good option for those just looking to take a good snapshot at a reasonable price. It’s certainly easy to use and its auto mode is consistent.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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User Opinions

Canon A2200 User Reviews

Excellent little camera for general use
“Looked at a lot of different cameras before picking this one. Used it for a vacation trip, and am very satisfied with the results. Battery lasted for several days. Video works great.” – By DFS
Rating: ★★★★★

Works Wonderfully. Get it
“This Power Shot is great, the 14 MP *along with* my 32G memory card allows for really great, clear pictures. Obviously if one is moving rapidly and shaking the camera, you can not expect any camera to take a clear picture, but with good lighting or a flash, this Power Shot takes clear pictures.” – By Shelly Mak
Rating: ★★★★★

Awesome new camera
“I purchased this a few days ago to replace an older camera, and I love it. All of my test shots have turned out beautifully when I uploaded them, and the new fish eye and miniature settings are fun to play around with.” – By Caitlin Colleen
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent point and shoot for non-hobbyists
“Bottom line: the A2200 is an excellent choice for someone desiring an inexpensive point and shoot. And produces much better results than a camera phone.” – By Daniel S. Glickman
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Pocket Camera
“It has some cool options (miniature effect, macro mode, fisheye lens) that I played around with and turned out several great pictures.. I’m happy with it and would recommend this camera, especially to those who need a good camera that’s easy to use while on-the-go.” – By krohster
Rating: ★★★★☆

Mom armed with Canon = Every Kid’s worst nightmare
“Discreet mode is fantastic, you can take pictures quietly and discreetly, all you hear is a tiny “click”. Won’t even wake a sleeping baby, trust me. You can adjust white balance, colors, single or continuous shots, picture size, and quality normal or fine.” – By Tashpeters
Rating: ★★★★★

Don’t rely on Auto mode & you’ll be happy for the price
“The colour reproduction is actually pretty accurate, its possible to replicate what you see with your own eyes (something that’s usually impossible whilst indoors with compacts). The optical zoom mode is nice, you get a choice of both 4x optical & digital zoom of up to 16x.” – By Adam Norris
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great little camera
“I read the other review of this camera and decided to purchase it anyway. This camera takes great pictures! Its inexpensive, small, and simple to use, exactly what I was looking for.” – By Matt Hoover
Rating: ★★★★★

Clear pictures with little delay
“I love how easy this camera is to use. It takes really clear pictures with ease. My previous digital camera had over a second delay and half the time my shots turned out fuzzy. With the “Easy” mode, the camera does all of the work for you and usually the camera is right.” – By FyrDragon81
Rating: ★★★★★

Good for what it’s made for
“I find the discrete mode very good if you want to take pictures of sleeping baby’s and etc. The toy camera mode is great for vintage style photography.” – By Y. Farhi
Rating: ★★★★☆

Better than I thought it would be
“I am really impressed with the photos I have taken. I mainly use the live mode – it is a very flexible mode – shooting well in low museum light and even out of a fast moving car. Given what I received for this cost I am very pleased.” – By P. Golden
Rating: ★★★★☆

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