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Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Digital Camera - Silver (16.0 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

by Canon
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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  • 16.0 Megapixels for highly detailed large prints and easy cropping
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS keeps photos and movies sharp and detailed
  • 28mm wide, 5x optical zoom lens for group shots or getting close
  • Live View Control for easy manual adjustments. Face Detection for great people shots
  • HD movies (720p) and movie button to instantly capture all the action

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 581 g
  • Item model number: 6183B012AA
  • ASIN: B0074JZY0Q
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Feb 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,064 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Slim, stylish compact with easy shooting and Intelligent IS for sharp results

The PowerShot A2400 IS a great-looking, simple, point-and-shoot camera. Its slim body holds a 5x optical zoom, whilst Intelligent IS (Image Stabilizer) helps ensure your images are blur-free. With its stylish design, fantastic Canon image quality and HD movie capability, the PowerShot A2400 IS perfect for nights out. It’s easy to use and even features a Help button to offer you additional guidance, ensuring you always know how to get the best from the camera.

Features include:

  • 16.0 megapixel sensor
  • 28 mm, wide-angle, 5x optical zoom lens
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS
  • 6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD screen (230k dots)
  • Smart Auto with Auto button for great results in 32 different situations
  • Help button for additional guidance
  • HD movies (720p) with Movie Record button

16.0 megapixel sensor

The PowerShot A2400 IS features a 16.0 megapixel sensor, allowing you to capture high-quality shots that are striking and detailed. The sensor will capture more than enough detail to reproduce images onto large poster-sized formats.

Panning IS mode
Canon’s Intelligent IS includes a Panning IS mode to give sharp results when tracking a moving object
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Exceptional lens quality

The PowerShot A2400 IS benefits from Canon’s class-leading lens technology. The 28 mm wide-angle lens allows you to fit more in the frame, which is perfect for group shots, whereas the 5x optical zoom range enables you to get up close and capture all the detail, even when photographing distant subjects.

Incredibly sharp images whatever the situation

The PowerShot A2400 IS also benefits from Canon’s Intelligent IS technology. Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, Intelligent IS automatically identifies the shooting situation and then selects the most appropriate type of optical image stabilization from 6 modes. For example, when tracking a moving object the camera will automatically select Panning IS which will make adjustments for vertical movement, ensuring that your subject is sharp and blur-free. However, when filming distant subjects with the zoom the camera will switch to Powered IS which provides a higher level of compensation for hand movement. This allows you to focus on framing the image you want, safe in the knowledge that the camera is working to eliminate as much camera shake as possible, even if you need to move with your scene.

High-quality LCD screen

The PowerShot A2400 IS features a fantastic 6.8 cm (2.7") LCD. This high quality 230k dot screen makes framing and reviewing images easy, even from difficult angles or in bright light.

Effortless shooting, superb results

When you're taking photographs, the only thing you want to think about is your subject, so Canon’s Smart Auto mode removes the worry of deciding which settings to select. It enables the camera to intelligently select the appropriate settings so you can concentrate on your subject.

In Smart Auto mode, Canon’s Advanced Scene Detection Technology automatically analyses shooting conditions – detecting people, distance, brightness, colour and movement information – then selects the perfect setting from 32 specially defined scenes. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset or friends in the park you can be confident you're getting the perfect image.

Smart Auto is also more than just scene detection. It allows the camera to identify moving subjects to ensure the focus and exposure are always correct. For sharp close-ups the camera automatically switches to Macro mode and Smart Flash Exposure optimises exposure and flash controls to ensure your subject is perfectly lit whilst dark and light areas are accurately reproduced.

Additionally, you can switch to Smart Auto mode at any time with just one press of the Auto button. This means you can explore different modes and settings, safe in the knowledge that you can always jump straight back to the safety of Smart Auto mode in an instant, so you’ll never miss that crucial moment.

Help button

The PowerShot A2400 IS extremely easy to use, but for times when you need a little extra guidance there is an instant Help button. This provides one-click access to helpful information – it will guide you through the basic controls of the camera and explain more advanced features, such as ISO speed.

Detailed High Definition movies
Relive your special moments in high definition
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Detailed high-definition movies

For moments that are best caught on video, the PowerShot A2400 IS offers the capability to record high-quality HD movies at 720p. Plus, a dedicated Movie Record button allows you to start filming instantly so you never miss a moment of the action. In many modes, the camera will even apply the settings from the stills mode you are currently, allowing you to capture movies with stunning creative effects such as Monochrome for traditional black and white scenes or Miniature Effect to transform ordinary scenes into miniature scale models.


The PowerShot A2400 IS compatible with a range of accessories including a stylish soft case (DCC-510), a high-power external flash unit (HF-DC2), an AC adapter kit (ACK-DC90) and a spare battery (NB-11L).

Product Description

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Steady shots, with style With Intelligent IS to effortlessly keep photos and HD movies sharp and steady, the beautifully slim PowerShot A2400 IS delivers Canon image quality, style and simplicity anytime, anywhere. - 16.0 Megapixels - 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens - Intelligent IS - 6.8 cm (2.7") LCD - Slim body in 4 colours - Smart Auto (32 scenes) - HD movies (720p) with movie button - Help button - Fun and creative modes - Live View Control, Face Detection 16.0 Megapixels Capturing all the detail from the genuine Canon lens the 16MP sensor delivers superb quality...

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
69 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon Powershot A2400IS 21 July 2012
By Stewart
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I already have a canon EOS and I was looking for a small pocket camera to replace an old Nikon camera. At the discounted price on Amazon of 79.99 for the Canon Powershot I did not think I could lose. I rather expected a cheap camera at that price. However I am amazed at the quality of pictures and features available comparable to much more expensive cameras. Amazing value, lightweight with a good LCD screen. Ideal for carrying in your pocket and on holiday.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great little camera 9 July 2012
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Bought this camera for a tour of Italy and was as please as punch with the performance. Even taking shots inside a dark church, without flash, the results excellent. The facial recognition was a boon when taking people shots.
Only small criticism was having to print instructions off the DVD.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cannon A2400 IS Camera 7 July 2012
By Dobick
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The camera has been great so far. Very handy to have in your pocket to carry anywhere. Screen is not easy to see in bright sunlight. I like the disk with instructions as I am a 'point & hope for the best' photographer! Just a shame you are not told the camera kit does not include a memory card.Just as well I purchased a 'bigger one' at the same time as the camera.
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70 of 74 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 50 off, go on then 4 Jun 2012
(re review in response to the fair comment below)

I am not a camera buff so will come at this from 'laymans'angle, so can only compare it to similar style digital camera's. I found that in low light it does quite well at close range, it does look a bit hazy and powerful lights in the distance can blurr. I would recommend charging the battery every night or taking a second, depending on use although I'd be surprised if you'd need a second. There isn't a view finder, just the screen which isn't the biggest screen in fairness but we found it fine to use, it is a bright screen so was good in sunlight-occasionally we did have to shield the screen when the sun was pointing directly onto it but I'd have thought that would be the same with most cameras and the distance of camera to eyes makes it rare you'd end up having to shield it (ie sun infront of camera or behind head most times).

One thing I forgot to mention in the original review is the 'biggest' negative for me is that the buttons are inverted which can be hard to use although I got used to it...not sure the reasoning on way they intrude instead of 'stick out', seems a pretty daft design but one you can get used to.

Overall though it is a very nice camera that gives very clear pictures and that price really cant be sniffed at.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 2 Aug 2012
By EmmaGee
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Fab camera for a fab price. Extremely light and easy to use. Very clear and colourful pictures. Great zoom...only reason I haven't given it a 5th star is because I can't comment on a lot of it's features as I only use it for the simple stuff!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By rose
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Picture quality doesn't look like 16MP rather than 14MP. The camera has problems focusing as the screen becomes all fuzzy and blurry.
Besides that, the flash takes a lot of time to get ready to fire the first time so if the camera is off and you want to take a picture, be sure to turn on the camera some time before that, which in most cases isn't possible so you'll lose your shot. It can't save the files ilke it's supposed to so I lost priceless moments, to me it's just a toy camera and wouldn't recommend it to anyone as it doesn't deliver what its supposed it.
It was very disappointing experience as Canon is supposed to be the best brand in the digital world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal pocket sized camera for me 6 Nov 2012
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This camera is an ideal size to take out for snapping my favourite shots. It has so many features it is a bargain at the price. Just one downside, it is a pity a memory card is an extra. I would not have minded paying a little more to have it included with the original. It is a bit like buying an iron without the plug!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional 1 Dec 2012
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This camera is the best I've ever owned. Easy to use. Flexible, Sharp images. It is an invaluable adjunct to my blogging life. Well made and I especially like the fact that it has a rechargeable battery.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good shot
Excellent value camera and a good pocket size, good performance, would recommend this camera to anyone.
Suggest a case to save scratching.
Published 4 months ago by Honesty
5.0 out of 5 stars Camera
I like the easy use of the camera and the good pictures you get, also nice and small to go in the pocket
Published 7 months ago by Phil
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I got this camera for work because I carry out site surveys and need the date stamp on the pictures. Read more
Published 13 months ago by satellite_link
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This is the camera I'm grabbing, if I don't feel like carrying my Nikon DSLR. Of course the Nikon DSLR is better in picture quality, but don't write this little fellow off... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jens
4.0 out of 5 stars Great camera for parties, festivals! Fun but not brilliant.
Managed to purchase a new one of these for 54 from a major high street retailer. Very impressed! Image quality is really good for a cheap point and shoot and the IS helps with... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Fi Reviews.
3.0 out of 5 stars Canon Power Shot A2400. Camera is fine, BUT!!!
A decent camera spoilt by failking to provide a printed hand book.
Who carries a computer to check what you want to know when away from home. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Stanley Scoular
5.0 out of 5 stars New replacement Camera
My old Canon gave up on me and I needed a new one with more MP's and easy to use, as I am a novice at photogrophy, this was just what I wanted - good purchase
Published 17 months ago by Mr. Keith A. Dobson
4.0 out of 5 stars Canon camera
Published 17 months ago by Maria
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon Powershot A2400 IS Camera
Certainly no problems with this items. Usual Canon quality which is easy to operate and produces great photographs. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Calvin
4.0 out of 5 stars Photos to go!
A good product. Well priced, well sized, zoom good, fairly easy to use, but not as good as my old Olympus!
Published 18 months ago by Mrs Karen Millham
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