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Canon PowerShot A2000 IS


Canon PowerShot A2000 IS
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Canon PowerShot A2000 IS is an entry-level digital camera for first-time photographers. Large size buttons and an orderly layout improve ease of operation for first-time users.

The PowerShot A2000 IS has 10.0MP resolution on a 1/2.3-in. image sensor, 6.0x optical zoom (36–216mm equiv.) with optical Image Stabilization, a F3.2 maximum aperture, and a shutter speed range of 15-1/1,600 sec. The large 3.0-in. LCD has 230,000 dots resolution.

Face Detection AF/AE/WB/FE optimizes getting the correct focus, exposure (with or without flash) and white balance on people's faces.

Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

The A2000 IS is point-and-shoot easy-to-use with its Easy Mode that automates setting the correct settings for optimum results. 8 special Scene Modes cater for more challenging situations.

Movie can be shot at 640 x 480 pixels @ 30fps for a 1 hour or 4GB clip at one time.

The Canon Powershot A2000 IS has easy-to-use features for the first-time entry-level photographers who desire an affordable point-and-shoot digital camera.

For about US $50 less, the PowerShot A1000 IS has similar specs but has a smaller 2.5-in. 115,000 dots LCD and 4.0x optical zoom (35–140mm equiv.); however, it has a larger F2.7 max. aperture and adds an optical viewfinder.


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Canon A2000 IS
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon PowerShot A2000 ISUS | CAN | UK | BeBit  
  Type of Camera    
  Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 6x Optical/4x Digital/24x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System  
  Image Sensor    
  Type 10.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)  
  Total Pixels Approx. 10.3 Megapixels  
  Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0 Megapixels  
  Focal Length 6.4-38.4mm f/3.2-5.9 (35mm film equivalent: 36-216mm)  
  Max. Aperture f/3.2 (W) - f/5.9 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 4x  
  Focusing Range / Macro

Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
Macro: 0.39 in.-1.6 ft./1-50cm (W)

  Auto Focus

TTL Autofocus, Manual focus (shooting standby only in movie mode)

  Viewfinder & Monitor




  LCD Monitor

3.0-inch TFT color LCD

  LCD Pixels

Approx. 230,000 pixels

  LCD Coverage


  Shutter Speed

15-1/1600 sec.; Long Shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.

  Exposure Control


  ISO Sensitivity

Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)

  Light Metering Method

Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center

  Exposure Control Method

Program AE; AE Lock

  Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

  White Balance    
  White Balance

Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom



  Built-in Flash

Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro

  Flash Range

1.0-11 ft./30cm-3.5m (W), 1.6-6.7 ft./50cm-2.0m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)

  Recycling Time

10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.0V)

  Flash Exposure Compensation


  Shooting Specifications


  Shooting Modes

Auto, Easy, P, Portrait, Landscape, Special Scene (Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, ISO 3200), Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Movie

  Photo Effects

My Colors
Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom


Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom

  Wireless Control


  Continuous Shooting

Approx. 1.3 fps (Large/Fine)

  Image Storage Media    
  Storage Media

SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card

  File Format

Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

  Image Compression

Normal, Fine, SuperFine

  JPEG Compression Mode

Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))

  Number of Recording Pixels

Still Image: 3,648 x 2,736 (Large), 2,816 x 2,112 (Medium 1), 2,272 x 1,704 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3/Date Stamp), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,648 x 2,048 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes per clip, 160 x 120 (15 fps) up to 3 minutes per clip

  Playback Specifications    
  Playback Modes File

Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, Easy
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Auto Rotate, Resume, Easy

  Erasing Specifications    
  Erase Modes

Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: any movie file

  Computer Interface

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

  Video Out


  Audio Out



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

  Power Supply


  Power Source

1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
2. Rechargeable AA-size Ni-MH Battery (x2)
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional)

  Shooting Capacity

Still Image: approx. 240 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 500 shots (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)*
*LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

  Playback Time

Approx. 540 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 660 min. (AA-size Ni-MH Battery)


Included Accessories

(actual items depend on country)

- SD Memory Card SDC-32MB
- AA-size Alkaline Battery (x2)
- Wrist Strap WS-DC5
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- AV Cable AVC-DC400
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

  Dimensions (W x H x D)

101.9 x 63.5 x 31.9mm /
4.01 x 2.50 x 1.26 in.

  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 185g / 6.53 oz. (camera body only)  

US $249.99 / CAD $259.99 / UK £199.99


All data is based on Canon’s testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.

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