How are you doing? This is the new Canon PowerShot A2000. Apparently it is not the biggest fan of mine right now, but all the new Canons, a bunch of new Canon PowerShot A2000 point-and-shoots have come out recently, this is one of them, and it’s an awesome camera. It’s a great point-and-shoot and it takes extraordinarily high quality pictures. Of course it’s got that extraordinarily nice Canon lens you’re gonna find on just about any Canon point-and-shoot camera. It’s just very high end across the board, very easy to use and also very easy to take really really sharp photos with, even if you wanna delve into the manual settings on this thing. Now I’ll show ya’all about that in just a second. First of all it is a 10.0 Megapixels Camera, so you’ve got a lot of pixels in this thing. In fact I’ve been trying to figure out how they fit that many pixels in such small packages, but I’m not the engineer. The engineers take care of that. It’s got a 6X optical zoom and a 4X digital zoom on this thing. So in this tiny little package, you’re gonna get up to 6X on the telephoto setting which is a very nice long zoom on such a tiny compact camera.
It has a 3″ LCD, on the back there. Very very bright, very very sharp looking LCD on this camera. It also does the 640 x 480 Movie Mode, like you’re gonna find in most cameras nowadays, but the video actually looks really really sharp on this thing. It does do 30 FPS and the audio actually sounds, really really good from this camera as well. Now it does feature, the Canon Digic III Processor and that’s what gives this thing all of its “Chutzpah” if you will. The Jewish Holydays just passed by, so I’m still speaking Yiddish, so please pardon me. It’s gonna track up to 9 phases. It’s got the Phase Detection Technology on this thing which is cool in a lot of the point-and-shoots, that are out there right now. It’s gonna be able to track up to 9 faces in a scene and what that does is, once it identifies those faces, it’s going to adjust your flash and your speed and all that stuff so you get the best possible exposure for all of the faces that are in your photographs. It does take MMC and SD cards. If you pop off the bottom here, you will see that you can put that right in there. It takes both, so very standard card. So any one of them, that you might already have will work with this with no problem. It does come stock with a 32 MB SD card.
Enough to get you started, enough to take a few pictures at 10 Megapixels that’s not very many pictures. It’s a handful. It’s probably 7 or 8, something like that. Somewhere around there. 7 or 8 pictures. So you wanna probably get a bigger card if you don’t already have one. It does take AA batteries. This is a great feature of a lot of these Canon PowerShot A2000, because, if you’re like me, I am sure you’ve run into this, the rechargeable batteries are very easy to forget to recharge. The AA just pop it in there whenever you’re ready to go. You never have to worry about having to wait for a battery and charge. You can also put the rechargeables in here, if you want, and it does have a DC input, so that you can recharge, rechargeable batteries, right inside the camera. Now it doesn’t come with the AC plug and it doesn’t come with the rechargeable batteries, but if you wanna go that way, the option is definitely there. So, let’s go ahead and take a look around at this very very nice Canon PowerShot A2000 camera. On the top here, you’ve got that Canon wheel, this is where you are going to be able to choose all of your various shooting modes. The Auto Mode is going to use that Digic III processor to make sure it gets the best possible photograph without really putting any thought into it. You’re still going to be able to make adjustments and you’re still going to be able to adjust some of the manual features, when you’re in that automatic mode, but it’s going to basically take care of everything for you. It also has the easy mode, you flick this over and it pops into easy mode. Easy mode is going to let this camera basically, really take care of everything on its own, because it’s not gonna let you make any changes. So, you can put it on easy mode, hand it off to grandma, and she’s still gonna be able to take really really nice pictures.
It also has all of your basic scene modes right here. You’ve got your portrait mode, your landscape mode, your night shooting mode – all right here. Now when you put this thing into its manual mode, we can come over here and take a look at some of the more advanced features that are in this camera. When you flick this over, this is your flash setting. It does have the auto and regular standard flash. You have your ISO right here, which can be adjusted, all the way up to 1600. So, it does have a nice high ISO setting on this camera. It does have a macro mode that will take, very, very, very nice close-up pictures. Something that a lot of point-and-shoot cameras sometimes miss, is that macro mode. This is gonna make sure that you get that in, of course. The infinity focus that you can take those nice sweeping landscapes, and not have to worry about it. It also does take multiple shots. You can get this thing shooting continuously. Once it’s in that continuous shot mode, just hold the button and you’ll see that it just starts snapping the photos away. There you go, and you see you’re guaranteed to get at least a good shot somewhere, of course. That just took like 8 pictures of our camera guy, Lance. He doesn’t look very good in either, in any of them. I’m sorry Lance, it didn’t work. It also has face detection technology. Face Detection right here. You turn it on and off by pushing this button right here. One of the other cool things is, when you push the face detection button on hold, of course you can see that it’s tracking my face right now. When you push and hold, the face detection button will tell you exactly how many faces it has detected in the scene, so you can make sure everything is working correctly in this. God, I am not an attractive person am I? Look at that, oh enough about me. Over here, you can easily get to your play mode. Hit the play mode button right there and it will take you into your photo review mode. By pushing the display button you can see a few different options.
This is the histogram view and actually the detail view, which will show you the size of the image, the resolution. It will tell you exactly where your aperture was set, what your ISO setting was. It’ll show you your histogram right here, and flashes, everywhere where your picture is overexposed, so you can make your adjustments and retake your photos, if need be. As you can see I’m a very very good photographer. When the histogram is all the way over on the left like that, that’s the sign of a really good photographer, right? No! When it’s all the way to the left like that, it actually means that the picture is a little too dark. When it’s all the way to the right, it’s gonna mean the picture is way way too bright. You really want that histogram to trend towards the middle. And if you have any questions about that you’re welcome to give me an email. Now, when you’re not in the play mode, when you’re in your record mode, there are some other options you’re going to find in this menu system. All the basic point and shoot options are here. You can turn that face, you can choose your auto frame, your auto focus mode right here, being near to the face detection, the auto intelligent, you can have a trend toward the center. You can also set up all your digital zoom settings, right in here, your flash settings. They are all available to you in menu system. Also, the Image Stabilization, but this of course is something that the PowerShots are known for. The do have optical image stabilization built into them. That’s not the digital image stabilization, it’s optical built into the camera.
So, if you’ve got shaky hands, if you’re taking pictures with a little bit of a longer exposure time, it’s going to really really help you get really good pictures, right there. Over on the side of the camera is where your ports are hidden, right there. That is the DC input. Now again, it does not come with a charger. You can get one if you want one. And also your AV is located right here as well on the side. But, overall, it is an impressive little camera. The pictures that you take with this are of course of that really really solid Canon PowerShot A2000 quality. I mean if you can notice the difference. If you’ve every owned a Canon PowerShot A2000 camera before and then went on to something else, you probably noticed a bit of a difference in the quality and that’s because it does have really really great lenses on this thing, on their cameras. And this right here makes it just so easy to take really really nice pictures. I don’t consider myself anything close to a professional photographer, but the pictures I was able to take with this particular camera, have come out really really well. So it’s a really really solid point-and-shoot. It’s not, it doesn’t have tons of super super advanced features, but if you’re looking for a camera that’s just gonna take really really nice pictures, that you don’t have to put a lot of thought into, but still gives you the flexibility to be able to adjust all those manual settings on your own, you’re going to be able to do it, in this camera without any problem whatsoever. So, go check it out. It is the Canon PowerShot A2000 IS. Of course, it’s got those 10 Megapixels and 6X optical zoom built right into it, and a 3″ LCD and it’s got that Digic III processor, which is gonna make sure all those pictures look really really sharp. The Digic III is pretty much the best one. It’s not as good as the Digic IV, but you’re not gonna find that in any of the point-and-shoot right now that Canon has, so go check it out. Canon PowerShot A2000. Solid little point-and-shoot camera for your photo taking pleasure.
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