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PowerShot A2000 IS

PowerShot A2000 IS

PowerShot A2000 IS

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Marketed September 2008

PowerShot A2000 IS The new Canon PowerShot A2000 IS, successor to the A720 IS launched in September 2007, introduces a stylish revamped design featuring a clean, modern silhouette with a body that is slimmer and lighter than earlier A-series models. The A2000 IS, incorporating a 10-megapixel CCD sensor, Optical Image Stabilizer-equipped 6x optical zoom lens and a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, delivers outstanding basic performance and exceptional ease-of-use.

Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 10.0 million
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 10.3 million pixels)
Lens 6.4 (W)–38.4 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 36 (W)–216 (T) mm)
f/3.2 (W)–f/5.9 (T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 24x in combination with the optical zoom)
LCD Monitor 3.0-inch type, TFT color LCD (wide viewing angle type), approx. 230,000 dots (Picture coverage 100%)
AF Frame Mode Face Detect, AiAF (9 points), Center
Focusing Range (From the front of the lens) Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.)–infinity
Macro: 1–50 cm (W) (0.39 in.–1.6 ft. (W))
Infinity: 3 m (10 ft.)–infinity
Easy mode: 5 cm (2.0 in.)–infinity (W)/50 cm (1.6 ft.)–infinity (T)
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.)–infinity
Shutter Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/60–1/1600 sec.
15–1/1600 sec.
(Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Image Stabilization Lens-shift type
Metering System Evaluative/Center-weighted average/Spot
Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Safety Shift is available.
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index) Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
White Balance Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom
Built-in Flash Auto, on, off
Built-in Flash Range 30 cm–3.5 m (1.0–11 ft.) (W)/50 cm–2.0 m (1.6–6.6 ft.) (T)
Shooting Modes P, Auto, Easy, Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Scene Mode*1 , Movie*2

*1 Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks ,Aquarium and ISO 3200.
*2 Standard and Compact.

Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.3 shots/sec. (In Large/Fine mode)
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom
Recording Media SD memory card/SDHC memory card/MultiMediaCard/MMCplus card/HC MMCplus card
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
Sound Memo and Sound Recorder: WAVE (monaural)
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still images
Large: 3648 x 2736 pixels
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112 pixels
Medium 2: 2272 x 1704 pixels
Medium 3, Date Stamp: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small: 640 x 480 pixels
Widescreen: 3648 x 2048 pixels
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec. LP)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
Sound (Movie, Sound Memo) Bit Rate: 8 bits
Sampling Rate: 11 kHz
Playback Modes Single/Index/Magnification/Easy/Slide Show/MyCategory/Red-Eye Correction/Resize/Sound Memo/Protect/Rotate/Focus Check/Jump/Movie Playback
Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
Interface Hi-Speed USB (mini-B), Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Communication Settings MTP, PTP
Power Source 2 AA-size alkaline batteries
2 AA-size NiMH batteries NB4-300 (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
Operating Temperatures 0–40°C (32–104°F)
Operating Humidity 10–90%
Dimensions (excluding protrusions) 101.9 x 63.5 x 31.9 mm (4.0 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.)
Weight (camera body only) Approx. 185 g (6.5 oz.)
Sample Images1
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