Canon Powershot A2000 IS Review

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Canon Powershot A2000 IS




Record Modes & Menus



Canon Powershot A2000 IS

Easy mode allows any user to pick the camera and start shooting. When shooting this way the only option that you are able to control is if the flash is on or off.



Canon Powershot A2000 IS

The screen display in Auto record mode. Icons of the top tell you that the camera is set to ISO Auto, Flash is set to Auto and single shot mode. On the left you see the icons for AUTO shooting mode, metering mode, size and qualtity. On the right you see the number of pictures you have remaining on the memory card.



Canon Powershot A2000 IS

When the color LCD is turned on and you half-press the shutter you will see which of the nine AF points (green rectangles) were used for the focus lock. You can also see whether the flash will be used as well as the shutter speed, aperture and ISO values that were selected for by the camera for this shot.


Canon Powershot A2000 IS

Program AE exposure mode is like Auto in that the camera selects both the shutter speed and aperture for a correct exposure but you now have access to a multitude of Function and Menu options and color effects. Icons on the left here indicate ISO speed is Auto, no flash, single drive mode, metering is set to evaluative, etc.



Canon Powershot A2000 IS

Program FUNC. Menu

    Exposure Compensation - ±2 in 1/3 intervals and long shutter mode
    White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,
      Custom
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Custom Color
    AF Mode - Evaluative, Center, Spot
    Quality - Superfine, Fine, Normal
    Image Size - L (3648x2736), M1 (2816x2112), M2 (2272x1704), M3 (1600x1200),
      S (640x480), 2M Date Stamp (1600x1200), Widescreen (3648x2048)


Canon Powershot A2000 IS

The camera features several scene modes, some of which are located on the dial and the rest are located in the FUNC. menu under the scene setting. On the dial you will find the scene modes for Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets and Indoor. Under the scene menu (shown above) you will find the settings for: Night Scene, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium and ISO 3200.


Canon Powershot A2000 IS

When using the Standard Movie mode, you can capture video clips at either 640x480 30fps (or LP) or 320x240 30fps. There's also Compact (160x120), mode that is great for saving space or if you plan on sending the videos via email. To switch between them, use "Left" and "Right" on the 4-way controller. The optical zoom may not be used during recording, but can be preset before hand. Movie clips are recorded in Motion JPEG format and saved as AVI files.

Both the video and audio portion of movies can be replayed on the camera thanks to the built-in speaker. Full audio-video playback is also possible when connected to a TV monitor or a compatible PC after downloading.



Canon Powershot A2000 IS

Movie FUNC. Menu:

    Movie - Standard or Compact
    White Balance - Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,
      Custom
    My Colors - Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B&W, Custom
    Video Size - 640x480 30fps, 640x480 30fps LP, 320x240 30fps




Canon Powershot A2000 IS

Record Menu:

    AF Frame - Center, Face Detect, AiAF
    A Frame Size - Normal, Small
    AF-Point Zoom - On or Off
    Digital Zoom - Standard, Off,1.4x, 2.3x
    Flash Settings - Slow Synchro, Red Eye Correction, Red Eye Lamp
    Self Timer - Allows you to set a custom self timer
    AF-Assist Beam - On or Off
    Review - Off, 2-10 second, Hold
    Review Info - Off, Detailed, Focus Check
    Auto Category - On or Off
    Display Overlay - Off, Grid Lines, 3:2 guide, Both
    IS Mode - Continuous, Shoot Only, Panning, Off
    Set Print Button - Set button to shortcut of your choosing


Canon Powershot A2000 IS

Movie Menu:

    Digital Zoom - Off, Standard
    AF-assist Beam - On or Off
    Auto Category - On or Off
    Disp. Overlay - Off, Grid Lines
    IS Mode - Continuous, Off
    Set Print Button - Set button to shortcut of your choosing




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