Canon PowerShot A2300 Video FAQs

Canon PowerShot A2300 take good videos. You can save your memories in breathtakingly realistic 720p HD with it. With a simple push of the dedicated movie button, you will be able to instantly record every moment in motion.

It has never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. To make shooting video as natural as snapping pictures. No need to plan ahead, no need to search through menus on the LCD screen; when you feel a moment would be best captured in 720p HD, simply press the button and recording begins. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want.

Canon PowerShot A2300 Video FAQs

720p HD video is smooth, vivid, and beautifully lifelike, making it an ideal way to capture special memories. In addition to being able to shoot 720p HD video at 25 frames per second, the PowerShot A2300 can also shoot 640 x 480 VGA video at 30* frames per second.

Canon A2300 can shoot HD quality movies at 720p resolution at 24 / 25fps depending on region. Movies are encoded using the H.264 codec at an average of 18 Megabits per second and saved as QuickTime (.mov) files. There’s also a standard definition movie mode thats records 640×480 clips at 30fps. Recorded videos can be converted & edited easily using this video converter.

With the PowerShot A2300 digital camera, you can also shoot video in the Apple® iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.

An excellent feature with video recordding on Canon A2300 is any changes you make in Live control mode are retained when you press the movie record button, so you can adjust the exposure, white balance and saturation for movies. You can also use some of the creative effects for movie shooting including the Miniature mode, one of the best and most versatile faux tilt-shift effects on any compact. As well as selecting a horizontal or vertical focus zone, you can shoot for one of three playback speeds – 5x, 10x or 20x.

Unfortunately the optical zoom with PowerShot A2300 can’t be used during recording. The 4x digital zoom is operational during movie shooting and resulting drop in quality. Another main drawback is the lack of video stabilisation. The mono mic is quite prone to wind noise and there’s no wind cut filter, this is another minor shortcoming.

The Canon A2300 can shoot video using some Creative Effects filters. Here’s Miniature mode with playback at 10x producing a six second clip from a minute’s worth of shooting. Other options are 5x and 20x.

1. How long can you record for a video with Canon A2300?

As long as you got a large enough memory card you should be able to. Canon recommends a minimum class 6 speed card for video recording and the maximum HD recording time on my european review model was a second short of 30 minutes. We recommend SDHC Class 10 if you plan on videos.

Time of Recordable Movies – Canon A2300

 iFrame MovieMiniature EffectOther
HD: 1280 x 720HD: 1280 x 720640 x 480HD:1280 x 720640 x 480
25 fps5x10x20x5x10x20x25 fps30 fps
5 fps2.5 fps1.25 fps6 fps3 fps1.5 fps
Video Size (KB/sec.,)4,704487243122246123612,6211,416
8GB27 min. 28 sec.4 hr. 00 min. 48 sec.7 hr. 34 min. 51 sec.13 hr. 38 min. 45 sec.7 hr. 34 min. 51 sec.13 hr. 38 min. 45 sec.22 hr. 44 min. 36 sec.49 min. 18 sec.1 hr. 28 min. 59 sec.
32GB1 hr. 50 min. 52 sec.16 hr. 11 min. 54 sec.30 hr. 35 min. 50 sec.55 hr. 04 min. 31 sec.30 hr. 35 min. 50 sec.55 hr. 04 min. 31 sec.91 hr. 47 min. 32 sec.3 hr. 19 min. 03 sec.5 hr. 59 min. 10 sec.

*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.

See more details about Canon PowerShot A2300 Tech Specifications here.

2. What kind of memory card does a2300 use?

Canon recommends a minimum class 6 speed card for video recording and the maximum HD recording time on my european review model was a second short of 30 minutes. We recommend SDHC Class 10 if you plan on videos. In case of data removeal from memory card, this Canon photo recovery solution is highly recommended.

3. Can this Canon PowerShot A2300 be mounted on a tripod?

Yes.

4. Does Canon A2300 have audio output on the camera at the time that you play recorded video ?

Yes, the camera will play the audio that a video may have.

5. Does this camera have a timer?

Yes it has a timer, options to set it on 10 second, 5 second and 2 seconds plus it can take 5 pictures at a time

6. Does PowerShot A2300 come with the USB cable for computer?

Yes.

7. Does Canon A2300 come with its own carrying case?

No, it does not come with a case.

8. Does an SD card / memory card come with this Canon PowerShot A2300 camera?

No, it does not.

9. Can you down load captured videos from A2300 camera to a computer?

Yes Neil and easily! This camera comes with everything you need. You need a connector cord from your camera to the computer. The camera comes with Canon software to download the photos and videos. Alternatively you can take the SD card out of the camera and put it in the card reader of your computer. The SD card is in the same space as the battery.

10. Can I charge this A2300 camera via the usb cord?

Yes.

11. How to switch video aspect ratios on Canon PowerShot A2300?

If the photo aspect ratio is set to 4:3, then these modes will record video at VGA 640×480 pixels, but if you set the photo aspect ratio to 16:9 before recording, the video will be recorded in 720p HD.

 Update Apr 2019: removed amzn.