I recently bought this new Digital Camera from Canon. It's the Canon A2200 IS model. Its my first digital camera and being a beginner I wanted something really simple yet powerful. I did a lot of research online before buying this cam.
I had a budget of around INR 6000. I compared the cameras of various brands in this range. And finally shortlisted Nikon S3100, Canon A2200 IS, Canon A3200 IS, Canon 3300 IS.
I had finally stretched my budget a little over 7000 and decided to go for the latest in the Powershot Series- Canon A3300 IS. But when I went to the Canon outlet I took a look at all the models of the Powershot series. I compared mainly these two models, viz., A2200 IS and A3300 IS.
A2200 IS lacked only one feature- Optical image stabilizer, but its Blur reduction feature is really effective to overcome the lack of image-stabilizer.
It has 14.1 megapixel cam, and 4X optical zoom.
On the other hand, its advanced version A3200 had Optical image stabilizer, and was 16 megapixel cam with 5X optical zoom.
After a detailed demo of both the cams I really didn't find any major difference between the two. Also being a beginner I wasn't really needing a 5X optical zoom necessarily. I was perfectly fine with a 14.1 MP and 4X optical zoom. Also the price difference was INR 2000.
Canon A3300 IS- Rs. 7270.
Canon A2200 IS- Rs. 5330.
So I went in for Canon A2200 and have been using it since a week and I'm really happy with the results. So for now I've specimen shots of daytime, night-time, and some are shot in complete darkness.
Let me tell you about the most basic specifications of Canon A2200 IS.
|The Canon Powershot A2200 IS- Front View.|
- 14.1 Megapixel camera.
- 4X optical zoom, 4X digital zoom.
- 2.7 inch TFT LCD Screen, with wide viewing angle.
- 35 mm Equivalent focal length: 28-112 mm.
- f/2.8 to f/5.9 aperture.
- Auto mode.
- CCD Image sensor.
- ISO Rating: Auto, ISO 80 / 100/ 200/ 400/ 800 /1600.
- HD movie recording for approx. 22 minutes, at a resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps.
- Dimensions- 93.2 x 57.2 x 26.3 mm, and weighs about 135 grams.
- Comes with 2 years of Canon India warranty, and Canon has a good network of its authorized service centers across India.
Other features include 32 pre-defined scenes, like Foliage, Snow, Beach, Landscape, Portrait, Kid and Pets, Low light, Fireworks, Blur reduction, Slow shutter, Long shutter.
It also has creative filters, like the Fish-eye, Miniature, Toy camera, Monochrome, Super-Vivid and Poster effects. Other settings like Infinity, Normal and Macro depending upon the distance between the subject and the camera.
The Auto mode performs just superb. It selects the settings automatically while focusing to give you a brilliant picture.
Other features include Red eye reduction, face recognition, self-timer.
The Li-ion battery has a high capacity, it lasts for at least 250-270 shots when completely charged.
|The Canon Powershot A2200 IS- Rear View.|
I've taken some pictures with different settings, and the images are really clear, bright and stunning. The pictures are scaled to fit in. You can open the pictures in a new tab for actual size. Feel free to download the pictures to take a look.
The above picture is taken with Auto mode and zoom adjusted at 2X.
This above picture is taken at with a Landscape mode, with flash on, and at 6.7X zoom.
The above picture is taken in Auto mode with 4X zoom.
The above picture is taken in complete darkness, in Long Shutter mode.
The above picture is taken with Monochrome setting, Flash on, indoors under the light of florescent tube.
I tried taking food photographs, indoors under the light of florescent tube, Macro mode, flash on.
So these are the sample pictures and I hope you found this review useful.
Considering the performance, features, price, and the purpose, this camera stood above the rest belonging to other brands. If you are a beginner and looking for a camera in the range of INR 5000-6000, this is it.