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Overview

Effortless Imaging

The PowerShot A2500 makes highly advanced imaging technology fun and easy to use, so you'll capture beautiful stills and video. The camera's 16.0 Megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor capture a wealth of detail and natural color, so even your enlarged images have impressive resolution. With the 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle lens, everything from close-up snaps to breathtaking landscapes is within your reach. Smart AUTO recognizes 32 shooting situations and automatically chooses the proper camera settings, and Digital IS keeps even dark scenes and fast-moving subjects sharp and steady. Preserving memories in rich, lifelike 720p HD video is as easy as pressing the dedicated movie button, and Scene Modes like Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome give you new ways to shoot more creatively. Plus, you can shoot longer with new ECO Mode, which reduces power consumption. A Help Button makes the PowerShot A2500 perfect even for beginners, with one-touch access to helpful instructions and advice.
 

Features

16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor
With the A2500 digital camera's 16.0 Megapixels of resolution, your images are rich and clear, with textures and tiny details faithfully. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor powers the camera's advanced systems and features, ensuring fast, reliable performance with low battery consumption.


5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
The A2500 houses a Genuine Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens allowing you to capture powerful shots with outstanding optical performance and versatility.


Smart AUTO
The PowerShot A2500 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.


720p HD Video
You can shoot high definition video anytime, anywhere right from the A2500 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.


Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
It's easy to capture clear, steady images even in low light without using a tripod. That's because the camera is equipped with Canon's innovative Intelligent IS. The system analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation - allowing you to focus on framing and capturing your shot.


New ECO Mode helps reduce power consumption for longer battery life
The PowerShot A2500 takes energy conservation to the next level with ECO Mode, which provides more shots per single charge through LCD monitor and camera power management. With ECO Mode activated to conserve power, you can even stay connected for longer with the built-in Wi-FiŽ feature on the PowerShot A2600. When the fun with family and friends runs late into the night, you can be assured your camera can keep up.


Help Button
Designed to be easy to use, even for beginners, a Help Button on the camera's exterior brings up the help menu any time you need it, right on the LCD screen. From here, you can scroll through a variety of topics that answer your questions with clear explanations, offer helpful shooting advice, and show you diagrams highlighting the position of any buttons you'll need.

Type
Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical, 4x Digital, and 20x Combined Zoom

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
16.0 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD

Total Pixels
Approx. 16.6 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 16.0 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 25.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 140 (T) mm)

Optical Zoom
5x

Digital Zoom
4x

Focusing Range
Normal: 1.2 in. (3cm) - infinity (W), 3.9 ft. (1.2m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft. (3-50cm) (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
N/A

LCD Monitor
2.7-inch TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/6.9 (T)

Shutter Speed
1 - 1/2000 sec.

15 - 1 sec. (shooting long exposures)

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 100 - ISO 1600, 1-step increments

Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot

Exposure Control Method
Still images: AE Lock, FE Lock, AF Lock

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments
(Not available when shooting movies)

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Back to TopFlash

Built-in Flash
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off

Flash Range
1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 3.9 - 6.6 ft. (T) / 50cm - 3.0m (W), 1.2m - 2.0m (T)

Recycling Time
10 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
N/A

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
Auto, P, Live View Control, Digital IS, Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter

- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button.

Photo Effects
N/A

Self Timer
Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom Timer*

* Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control
N/A

Continuous Shooting
Approx: 0.8 shots/sec. (In P Mode)

Approx. 2.9 shots/sec. (In Low Light Mode)

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

File Format
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compatible

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Images: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)

Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (monoaural))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images:

[Large]: 4608 x 3456

[Medium 1]: 3264 x 2448

[Medium 2]: 1600 x 1200

[Small]: 640 x 480

[Widescreen]: 4608 x 2592

* 2304 x 1728 when in Low Light mode

Movies:

HD 1280 x 720: 25 fps

640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 5 fps*1, 2.5 fps*1, 1.25 fps*1

Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps*2, 3 fps*2, 1.5 fps*2

*1Playback frame rate is 25 fps

*2 Playback frame rate is 30 fps (29.97)

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

  Large (L) Medium 1 (M1) Medium 2 (M2) Small (S) Medium
(M)*
Widescreen (W)
File Size (KB) 4,093 2,060 558 150 1,144 3,069
8GB 1,903 3,721 12,927 40,937 6,638 2,531
32GB 7,684 15,020 52,176 165,225 26,792 10,219


*When in Low Light
? The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

  Miniature Effect Other
HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480 HD: 1280 x 720 SD: 640 x 480
5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x 25 fps 30 fps*3
5 fps*1 2.5 fps*1 1.25 fps*1 6 fps*2 3 fps*2 1.5*2 fps
Movie Size (KB/sec.) 487 243 122 246 123 61 2,621 1,416
8GB 4 hr. 00 min. 33 sec. 7 hr. 34 min. 23 sec. 13 hr. 37 min. 54 sec. 7 hr. 34 min. 23 sec. 13 hr. 37 min. 54 sec. 22 hr. 43 min. 11 sec. 49 min. 15 sec. 1 hr. 28 min. 53 sec.
32GB 16 hr. 11 min. 39 sec. 30 hr. 35 min. 22 sec. 55 hr. 03 min. 40 sec. 30 hr. 35 min. 22 sec. 55 hr. 03 min. 40 sec. 91 hr. 46 min. 07 sec. 3 hr. 19 min. 00 sec. 5 hr. 59 min. 05 sec.

*1 Playback frame rate is 25 fps.
*2 Playback frame rate is 30 fps*3.
*3 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

• The approximate number of videos recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Still Images and Movies:

Auto Rotate, Rotate, Search (Date, Movies, Still Images)

Still Images:

Single, Index (4-100 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Information Display (Histogram, Overexposure Warning), Resume Playback, Transition, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, Photobook Set-up

Movies:

Normal Playback*1, Pause, Slow Motion, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2

- Displays playback position and shooting time

*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels

*2 Approximately 4 seconds

*3 Rewind and Fast-forward are also available

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Single Image*, Erase All

The image data in the memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).

* Movies can be erased individually.

Back to TopInterfaces

Computer Interface
Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Video Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Audio Out
Monaural (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Other
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Source
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery NB-11L

Shooting Capacity
Normal: Approx. 220 shots

ECO Mode: Approx. 300 shots

Playback Time
Approx. 5 hours

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.85 x 2.20 x 0.82 in. / 97.7 x 56.0 x 20.9mm

Weight
Approx. 3.88 oz. / 110g (Body Only)
Approx. 4.41 oz. / 125g (CIPA Standard)

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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