Canon PowerShot A2600 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 720p Full HD Video Recording (Red)- The Full Review
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Canon PowerShot A2600 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 720p Full HD Video Recording (Red)- The Full Review.
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The PowerShot A2600 is a stylish compact camera that makes capturing amazing images simple without compromising on quality. Harness the power of the 16.0 Megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor and record precious moments with incredible detail and responsive performance. A 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens brings you closer to the shot even as you fit more in your frame. Smart AUTO with 32 predefined shooting situations is activated with the single push of a button, so every shot you take is a smart shot, for results you’ll love to share. It’s also easy to capture brilliant 720p HD with a simple press of the dedicated movie button. The PowerShot A2600 will keep on shooting with the new ECO Mode, which preserves power so you get more shots per charge. The versatile PowerShot A2600 can get you the shots you want, simply.
High Resolution, Highly Advanced Performance
16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor
With the PowerShot A2600 digital camera’s 16.0 Megapixels of resolution, your images are rich and clear, with textures and tiny details faithfully reproduced even at the long end of the 5x Optical Zoom.
This high level of resolution is ideal for creating the largest prints, and allows you the flexibility to blow up and crop any section of an image to express your creativity. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor powers the camera’s advanced systems and features, ensuring fast, reliable performance with low battery consumption.
DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC Image Processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras.
The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, HD video and Face Detection Self-timer.
Zoom in on Wider, Steadier Shots
5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
The 5x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 28–140mm) in the PowerShot A2600 digital camera delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility.
It gives you a great range of potential images from a single location, which is perfect for sporting events and other occasions when your shooting stance is fixed, or times when moving in too close might disrupt the action you’re trying to capture. The lens’ 28mm wide-angle perspective puts more image in every frame for dynamic, exciting shots.
A Smarter Camera Means Better Photos
Photographers of all levels appreciate a camera – especially a go-anywhere compact digital – that takes the hassle out of capturing beautiful images. The PowerShot A2600 gives you Smart AUTO – sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button.
Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture when shooting still images.
Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.
Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes
|Smart AUTO||The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.|
|Program||The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.|
|Live View Control||Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.|
|Digital IS||The camera digitally corrects image blur by analyzing the subject prior to choosing the best correction method.|
|Portrait||Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.|
|Face Self-timer||The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.|
|Low Light||For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.|
|Fisheye Effect||Now you can get the fisheye effect – a classic photographic distortion – without a fisheye lens.|
|Miniature Effect||Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.|
|Toy Camera Effect||Simulates photos taken with “toy” or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.|
|Monochrome||Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.|
|Super Vivid||Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.|
|Poster Effect||Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.|
|Snow||Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.|
|Fireworks||Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.|
|Long Shutter||Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.|
|Movie||Record video; unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.|
Gorgeous HD Video From Your Still Camera
720p HD Video
You can shoot high definition video anytime, anywhere right from the pocket-sized PowerShot A2600 digital camera. With a simple push of the dedicated movie button, you’ll be able to instantly record every moment in motion. 720p HD video is smooth, vivid, and beautifully lifelike, making it an ideal way to capture special memories. In addition to being able to shoot 720p HD video at 25 frames per second, the PowerShot A2600 can also shoot 640 x 480 VGA video at 30* frames per second.
*Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
Dedicated Movie Button for Easy Video Capture
It’s never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. To make shooting video as natural as snapping pictures, the PowerShot A2600 has a dedicated movie button. No need to plan ahead, no need to search through menus on the LCD screen; when you feel a moment would be best captured in 720p HD, simply press the button and recording begins. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want.
Say Goodbye to Blur
Digital IS beats the blur that mars many shots by recognizing the main subject, then automatically applying the camera shake correction that best suits the situation. If the subject is a person, blur reduction processing is performed.
For landscapes, cityscapes and other still scenes, the camera takes 3 quick successive shots and composes them into a single clear image. If the subject is moving, the camera takes 3 successive shots, then automatically saves the clearest image.
A Charge that Lasts as Long as a Memory
New ECO Mode helps reduce power consumption for longer battery life
The PowerShot A2600 takes energy conservation to the next level with ECO Mode, which provides more shots per single charge through LCD monitor and camera power management.
ECO Mode can be activated via a dedicated button for easy power preservation when an outlet is unavailable or the moment is too exciting to put the camera down. ECO Mode quickly wakes the camera from sleep when a button is pressed so you won’t miss the moment. When the fun with family and friends runs late into the evening, ECO Mode on the PowerShot A2600 makes sure your camera keeps up.
More Ways to Get Creative
Scene Modes are fun, easy ways to give your shots a distinctly artistic feel without the need for any extra lenses and filters. Super Vivid heightens and saturates colors for eye-popping intensity. Poster Effect eliminates gradations between colors for an illustrative feel.
Miniature Effect enhances perspective in a scene, blurring the top and bottom to make it look as if it were created with miniature models.
You can also make a quirky portrait using the Fisheye Effect or add a beautiful single-tone effect with Monochrome. Toy Camera Effect simulates a vintage look as it capturing the photo using a “toy” or pinhole camera.
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