Canon PowerShot A2300 First Impressions Review$139.99
- Modes Overview
- Auto Mode
- Movie Mode
- Drive/Burst Mode
- Playback Mode
- Picture Quality & Size Options
The A810 is designed for automatic shooting, as the dedicated Auto mode button on the camera suggests. Plenty of effects and scene modes are available too, including Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet, and iFrame Movie. A program mode is available as well.
According to Canon, Auto mode can handle 32 different shooting situations. Users can select photo size within Auto mode, but that's pretty much the only user control over the photo.
The A2300 can shoot 720p HD video with mono sound in MOV format. VGA (standard-def) clips are also available.
We wouldn't exactly call it a "burst" mode, but the A2300 can eke out 0.8 full-resolution frames per second in continuous drive mode, or 2.8 smaller frames per second in Low Light mode.
Playback mode is standard issue for Canon compacts. See our recent notes on the A810 for more.
Picture Quality & Size Options
Maximum resolution weighs in at a beefy, probably unnecessary 16 megapixels in standard format (4:3 ratio). Three smaller picture sizes are available, as is a widescreen (16:9) option.