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Photographers of all levels appreciate a camera - especially a go-anywhere compact digital - that takes the hassle out of capturing beautiful images. The PowerShot A2300 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.

Discreet Mode - Disables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial setting-so you can capture images in quiet areas.

iFrame Movie - The Apple® movie format, iFrame, makes it easier and quicker to import and upload videos while retaining high image quality.

Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.

You can shoot high definition video anytime, anywhere right from the pocket-sized A2300 digital camera. With a simple push of the dedicated movie button, you'll be able to instantly record every moment in motion. 720p HD video is smooth, vivid, and beautifully lifelike, making it an ideal way to capture special memories. In addition to being able to shoot 720p HD video at 25 frames per second, the PowerShot A2300 can also shoot 640 x 480 VGA video at 30* frames per second.

*Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

Dedicated Movie Button for Easy Video Capture

It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. To make shooting video as natural as snapping pictures, the PowerShot A2300 has a dedicated movie button. No need to plan ahead, no need to search through menus on the LCD screen; when you feel a moment would be best captured in 720p HD, simply press the button and recording begins. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want.


With the PowerShot A2300 digital camera, you can also shoot video in the Apple® iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.

With the camera's 16.0 Megapixels of resolution, your images are rich and clear, with textures and tiny details faithfully reproduced even at the long end of the 5x Optical Zoom. This high level of resolution is ideal for creating the largest prints, and allows you the flexibility to blow up and crop any section of an image to express your creativity. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor powers the camera's advanced systems and features, ensuring fast, reliable performance with low battery consumption.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor

Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, HD video and Face Detection Self-timer.

The 5x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-140mm) in PowerShot A2300 digital camera delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. It gives you a great range of potential images from a single location, which is perfect for sporting events and other occasions when your shooting stance is fixed, or times when moving in too close might disrupt the action you're trying to capture. The lens's 28mm wide-angle perspective puts more image in every frame for dynamic, exciting shots.

Digital IS beats the blur that mars many shots by recognizing the main subject, then automatically applying the camera shake correction that best suits the situation. If the subject is a person, blur reduction processing is performed. For landscapes, cityscapes and other still scenes, the camera takes 3 quick successive shots and composes them into a single clear image. If the subject is moving, the camera takes 3 successive shots, then automatically saves the clearest image.

The PowerShot A2300 digital camera is designed to be fun and easy to use, even for beginners. A new Help Button on the camera's exterior brings up the help menu any time you need it, right on the LCD screen. From here, you can scroll through a variety of topics that answer your questions with clear explanations, offer helpful shooting advice, and show you diagrams highlighting the position of any buttons you'll need.

The Canon PowerShot A2300 digital camera uses a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. This compact, powerful battery helps make it a lightweight and slim camera. Charge-up is quick and easy, so the PowerShot A2300 will be ready and waiting for those special moments.

While the classic black camera will always be right for a lot of photographers, Canon recognizes that others will long for colors that express their individuality. Accordingly, the PowerShot A2300 digital camera is offered in a range of hues from subtle to vibrant, fun to chic. Take your pick from black, silver, blue, and red.



Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital, and 20x Combined Zoom


16.0 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD

Total Pixels

16.6 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

16.0 Megapixels

Focal Length

5.0 (W) - 25.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 140 (T) mm)

Optical Zoom


Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.9 ft. (1.2m) - infinity (T)
Auto: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W), 3.9 ft. (1.2m) - infinity (T)Macro: 1.2 in. - 2.0 ft. (3-60cm) (W)

Autofocus System

TTL Autofocus

Optical Viewfinder


LCD Monitor

2.7-inch TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle

LCD Pixels

Approx. 230,000 dots

LCD Coverage

Approx. 100%

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8 (W) - f/6.9 (T)

Shutter Speed

1 - 1/2000 sec.
15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)


Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600 (in P mode)

Light Metering Method

Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detect (Face Detect AE)
** Fixed to center

Exposure Control Method

AE Lock

Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments(Not available when shooting movies)

White Balance Control

Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom*Facial color is evaluated in Face Detect (Face Detect WB)

Built-in Flash

Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.

Flash Range

1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50 cm - 3.0 m (W), 1.0 - 2.0 m (T)

Recycling Time

10 seconds or less (Battery Voltage: 3.7V)

Flash Exposure Compensation


Shooting Modes

Auto, P, Live View Control, Digital IS, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet, iFrame Movie*
*Shooting movies is possible with the movie button.

Photo Effects


Self Timer

Approx. 10-sec delay/approx 2-sec delay/custom*
* Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments) can be specified.

Wireless Control


Continuous Shooting

Approx: 0.8 shots/sec. (In P Mode)
Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (In Low Light Mode)

Storage Media

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

File Format

Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

JPEG Compression Mode

Still Images: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (2 channel monoaural))

Number of Recording Pixels

Still Images:[Large]: 4608 x 3456
[Medium 1]: 3264 x 2448
[Medium 2]: 1600 x 1200
[Small]: 640 x 480
[Widescreen]: 4608 x 2592Movies:[Miniature Effect]
1280 x 720*1, 640 x 480*2[iFrame Movie]
1280 x 720 (25 fps)[Other than the above]
1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps*3)*1 Shooting: 5 fps / 2.5 fps / 1.25 fps
Playback: 25 fps
*2 Shooting: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Playback: 30 fps*3 *3 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

Image data

*When shooting in Digital IS or Low Light*The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Movie data

*The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Playback Modes File

Still Images and Movies:
Discreet, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Search Jump (Shot Date, 10 images, 100 images, Movies, Still Images), Slideshow

Still Images:
Single, Index (4-100 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize

Normal Playback*1, Pause, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2 Displays playback position and shooting time*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels
*2 Approximately 4 seconds
*3 Rewind and Fast-forward are also available

Erase Modes

Single Image*, Erase All. The image data in the memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).* Movies can be erased individually.

Computer Interface

Hi-Speed USB*1 (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video*2)*1 Use of USB logo mark is not allowed.*2 mini-B compatible.

Video Out

NTSC/PAL (unified type dedicated connector (female)) with digital, audio and video

Audio Out

Monaural (unified type dedicated connector (female)) with digital, audio and video


Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Source

1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-11L
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90)

Shooting Capacity

Approx. 210 shots

Playback Time

Approx. 5 hours

Operating Temperature


Operating Humidity


Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.72 x 2.13 x 0.79 in. (94.4 x 54.2 x 20.1mm)


Approx. 4.41 oz. / 125 g (Including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 3.84 oz. / 109 g (Camera body only)Note: 30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Ukrainian, Malaysian, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Greek, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Vietnamese, and Japanese)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

Canon, DIGIC, ELPH, PIXMA, PowerShot and SELPHY are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

PowerShot A2300

PowerShot A2300 PowerShot A2300 Battery Pack NB-11L Battery Charger CB-2LD Wrist Strap WS-800 USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

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