Photographers of all levels appreciate a camera especially a go-anywhere compact digital that takes the hassle out of capturing beautiful images. The PowerShot A2500 gives you Smart AUTO sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture when shooting still images. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.
Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes
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.
Program The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.
Live View Control Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.
Digital IS The camera digitally corrects image blur by analyzing the subject prior to choosing the best correction method.
Portrait Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.
Face Self-timer The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.
Low Light For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.
Fisheye Effect Now you can get the fisheye effect a classic photographic 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.
Monochrome 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.
Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Fireworks Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Long Shutter Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.
Movie Record video; unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.
Disappointed that there was no manual, why do I want to search and download it. Shouldn't this basic need to understand a camera come with it?? No adaptor, but there is a portal on the camera for one, so again , an extra charge. Very disappointed that the very basics aren't included. Too bad canon, you lost a customer.
March 10, 2014
Too many features
I guess the worst thing is it didn't come with a users manual, it has to be downloaded, and their site doesn't work. So I'm stuck with a camera that doesn't focus where I want it to focus, I get these green squares that bracket everything but the item I want to focus on. It takes OK pictures, but file is huge - 3MB plus. Want to anger your friends?try emailing several photos. I keep getting this "LIVE" icon in the corner. What's that supposed to mean? It has a cell phone type lithium battery. I can't tell from the icon how much life is left in the battery. there is no simple menu item to show battery life. The external charger has no cord, just two prongs that flip out to plug into a socket. you have to remove the battery to charge it. The flash is in the left corner at the top, so if you use two hands to hold the camera, make sure you don't cover the flash, especially if you have gloves on. If you try to use one hand, you have to be especially careful where you put your thumb, or you will hit the function/scroll button. Which has multiple functions, It is labeled Eco, delete/auto, flash, Disp. Other times it is a scroll button, but its not marked with arrows, so you have to guess what is going to happen when you press it. I used to have a canon A560, which was a great camera -7.1 mega pixels, until I dropped it and cracked the battery door. but I used and abused it a lot, and couldn't put it into my shirt pocket,so when the lens stopped coming out I upgraded.
February 23, 2014
Not working, never worked
When you buy the camera, it should be workable out of the box but this camera did not work.
I am going to try and get a memory card to see if I add a new memory card, I might be able to get it to start.
Yes, the battery is fully charged.
February 12, 2014
Super Easy! Try it for yourself!
It doesn't get much easier than this! It's point and shoot, right out of the (after charging the battery) was snapping great pictures!
For those that complained about no software and support did not examine this page. I downloaded the PDF manual to my phone and read it while the battery was charging. Software is available for download on this site under support.
Low price, high quality, I'm all for it!
January 25, 2014