Canon PowerShot A2400 Digital Camera Review$149.99
Color accuracy is one of the most impressive features of the A2400. In our test, it recorded an error value of only 2.29, that's way below the 3.00 average. Saturation was also nearly perfect, over by only 3.3%. Most flesh tones except bright yellow were quite accurate, while the worst problem areas were blues and reds, minor as those inaccuracies were. More on how we test color.
NOTE: Because of the way computer monitors reproduce colors, the images above do not exactly match the originals found on the chart or in the captured images. The chart should be used to judge the relative color shift, not the absolute captured colors.
We like this test because the price of a camera seems to have little bearing on the outcome. You could spend $800 on Canon's G1 X, for example, and still get below-average color accuracy. The A2400 will render scenes very naturally, yet sells for a fraction of the price.
At the low end, this camera's closest competitor is Canon's own A4000, a brother of the A2400 released at the same time and using the same sensor. Samsung's WB150F is a little further behind, but also posted a strong score.
The camera's automatic white balance is accurate under daylight and fluorescent lighting, but like all cameras, struggles with incandescent or "tungsten" sources. Taking a custom white balance eliminates the problem with tungsten light, and improves the readings for other light sources too.