The Canon PowerShot a2500 is a very enticing piece of photographic equipment for its price. With a twenty-two millimeter zoom on a sixteen megapixel camera, selling the camera for just around a hundred dollars seems like a deal.
A Canon PowerShot a2500 has some good points but it also has a lot of bad points, so let’s break it down. The Canon PowerShot a2500 is backed by YouTube as a Youtube ready camera and Canon has a well-known reputation for making superb cameras.
The Canon PowerShot a2500 has 16MP capture ability with a further ability to zoom in up to five times. It also has the ability to capture 720p HD video and has a Smart Auto feature that allows you to capture moments without the need to be precisely on time.
The Canon PowerShot a2500 is actually very small when compared to other cameras, weighing in at just underneath four ounces. It’s also only two inches tall and four inches wide, which makes it remarkably good for travelling or shooting photos on the go.
The Eco mode for the Canon PowerShot a2500 provides you with a very long battery life and does not reduce the resolution of the camera. This camera even has the DIGIC 4 image processor to enhance the quality of the picture that you take. This all makes it sound like the Canon PowerShot a2500 is a very powerful camera for the price that it’s sold for.
The number one issue with the Canon PowerShot a2500 is that the DIGIC 4 image processor creates such a large latency between the time for when you press the shutter button to the time the photo is actually taken, the camera misses the shot.
Let’s break down the most impressive part about the camera, which is the 16MP that can zoom up to five times. The issue with “zoom” is that carriers will word their products with it carefully to get away with selling a bad product. If a camera, such as the Canon PowerShot a2500, has “16MP with 5x optical” zoom on the label then what it’s really saying is that your zoomed in picture will be sixteen megapixels divided by the number of times you zoom in. Basically, that means that at the maximum zoomed in space, the camera will only be able to snap a shot of 3.2MP; which is worse than one of the cheapest smartphones on the market. A camera that does not lower the MP ratio will mention that the zoom feature comes from the lens and not a program.
The second most impressive part about the camera is how well it’s built for travel purposes. While this may seem enticing, a camera that only weighs in at four ounces will also break if anything more than eight ounces presses down on it. That means putting in your back pocket and then sitting down or putting it in your side pocket and bumping against a wall can very well break the camera in half.
The Canon PowerShot a2500 is simply not worth the price that it’s advertised at and there are many cameras (such as the Nikon COOLPIX 18.1MP camera) that are slightly more in price but perform a much better job at taking pictures. While the camera has a lot of useful features, the camera’s poor interface design turns what might be useful into un-useful.