Canon PowerShot A2000 IS: User-friendly, if not exciting

It's not the most exciting camera, but the PowerShot A2000 IS is a good point-and-shoot option for anyone looking for a little longer zoom in a pocketable package.

Readily available for less than $170 is the Canon PowerShot A2000 IS. Released late in 2008, it's a 10-megapixel camera with a 6x optical zoom and a 3-inch LCD (sorry, no viewfinder).

It's small enough to fit in a jacket pocket or small bag, but because it runs on two AA batteries, it's a little on the heavy side. The A2000 is also not all that exciting to look at or loaded with features.

It's a basic point-and-shoot, so if you're looking to set shutter speed and aperture, you'll need a different camera. The closest it comes is a Program mode giving you control over ISO, white balance, exposure compensation, and color. But if you just want to take a good picture without worrying about settings, that's what the A2000 IS does best.

Read the full review of the Canon PowerShot A2000 IS or check out reviews of other pocketable megazoom cameras.

About the author

Joshua Goldman is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. He has been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 2000.


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