If you are looking for a budget camera with great specifications as well as the assurance of a power brand, then look no further, as Canon come back with the new PowerShot A2500. This new model is actually a refreshed version of Canon’s entry-level pocket camera, the PowerShot A2300.
As far as the specification goes, not much has been changed among these two models, as the A2500 is endowed with the same 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor as its predecessor, the PowerShot A2300. The new A2500 also has the same DiGiC 4 processor, the similar 5x optical zoom lens, which provides from 28mm wide angle to 140mm equivalent telephoto range. The new camera’s display is also the same old 2.7 inch, 230,000-dot LCD, however this is common with cameras in this price range. The A2500 also comes with the previous basic 720p HD video capabilities.
The Canon PowerShot A2500 makes use of the Canon's Smart AUTO Mode that identifies up to 32 different shooting situations and then selects the camera settings for picture shooting that is smooth and easy. It also comes with a range of creative filters that include the Toy Camera Effect, Fisheye Effect and Monochrome. The PowerShot A2500 also features Canon's new ECO Mode that saves battery life to make sure that you are able to take more pictures on a single charge.
The only downside of this capable camera is that like the PowerShot A2300, this one also does not come with the advantage of built-in optical image stabilization. However, there is digital image stabilization that works by raising ISO sensitivity and noise levels to increase your shutter speed and reduce blur, which is not a good choice.
However, if you can overlook this small issue and take mostly outside pictures and happy sharing them online with your friends and family, then the PowerShot A2500 is your perfect companion. It comes in red, black and silver, with a tag of $129.99 and is expected to be available from April 2013.