What is a Good Camera to Buy For a New Photographer and Videographer?

How Good Is the Picture Quality of the Canon PowerShot A2200? (*All photos taken on Canon PowerShot A2200 Camera)

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Are You a First Time Buyer Looking For an Affordable Camera that takes Great Photos and Video?

If you are looking for a camera that takes high quality pictures and video, you may want to consider the Canon PowerShot A2200.

It is the newest camera in my collection and I am very happy that I received it as a Birthday Gift from my Parents. Thanks Mom and Dad!

Here are just some of the basic features of the Canon A2200:

  • Light Weight
  • Small (about the size of the average Smart Phone)
  • 14.1 Megapixels
  • 28 mm Wide
  • 4x Zoom
  • 2.7" LCD
  • User Friendly for New and Seasoned Users alike
  • Comes in a Variety of Colors (Black, Red, Silver, Blue)
  • Great for New Users, Kids, and People who want a great Camera at a great Price!
  • Priced around $80-110 USD! *Price subject to go down!

As you can see, this is an affordable camera that takes excellent quality pictures! It's light, fast and you will have many years of enjoyment with this camera!

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Why Do I Need a Camera?

Everyone should have a camera! In today's world everything is instant and having a good digital camera will allow you to share life's moments with your friends and family.

With a Digital Camera like the Canon PowerShot A2200 you can take great photos under many different light and background conditions.

If you are new to the Camera Market and are thinking of purchasing a new camera that is Compact, Affordable, Light Weight and very Easy To Use, the Canon PowerShot A2200 is the best Camera on the Market for someone looking for a great product at a great price!

Photos and Videos can be quickly downloaded to your computer and then uploaded to your social media and networking sites such as:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Flickr
  • Tumblr
  • HubPages
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • YouTube
  • Many, Many More!

Having this technology at the tip of your fingers can be rewarding. Take your camera with you everywhere you go because you never know when you will see "Breaking News" and you just may have the next image that will go viral on the internet!

If you blog or write articles, adding great photos to your work can greatly improve the appearance and look of your article or blog. Did you know that some Newspaper and News companies pay contributors for original photos?

Having a simple and quality point and shoot camera like the Canon PowerShot A2200 is a great asset to have. Whether you are professionally taking pictures or just want an inexpensive camera for your family, the PowerShot is the right camera for you!

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

JS, I'm glad you wrote this hub. I've been asking questions about cameras, as I've been realizing that getting high quality photos is difficult with my current camera. Tell me this--does the camera keep focused with close-ups? Hey, I got 100% on the quiz. I am definitely considering this camera. Great hub. Voted up and all that!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello Victoria! I am glad to offer some information on a subject you are looking into! Congrats on the quiz! To answer your question, yes it will generally stay in focus but there is a limit. When focusing on a subject, if you push and hold the shutter button halfway for a few seconds, it auto-focuses (within focus boxes) but you still have to keep a certain distance from the subject.

In "Smart Auto Mode" the camera automatically selects an appropriate setting from 32 specially defined settings so you don't have to worry about proper settings. This really is a smart camera! There is a lot packed in this little gadget and it is the best one I have used in it's class so far. For the price, you can't go wrong! Thanks for your comment and I hope I answered your question!

JSMatthew~


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Cloverleaf 4 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi JS Matthew, you have published this hub at just the right time because my old Cannon camera is on it's way out and I'm looking for a new one. I think this is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!

Voted up and sharing.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

That's awesome Cloverleaf! Timing is everything! This really is a great camera. I have enjoyed using it and look forward to warmer weather so I can go on more photo opportunities with it!

The 14.1 megapixels are a little more than I am used to shooting with (10 MP) and the HD Video is really awesome too. I love the picture quality! For the price, it is quite the bargain! (Lucky for me, mine was a Gift!) I hope you enjoy this camera and I look forward to seeing your photos! Thanks for your comment, vote and for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

JS, thanks for this hub. I need to buy a digital camera now and this hub couldn't come at a more opportune time.

The snaps have come out really well.

Voted up & useful.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Wow JS - that sleek little cam takes quite the image and video! Im impressed with it. I thought you had a nifty setup for the Hubs vids you posted - great job! Im sold. Or the camera is sold...either way thumbs up.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Great hub JS! Wish I'd thought of investigating more before I bought my last camera! I got a Nikon N100 with a 15x zoom lens...it takes gorgeous photographs (I take lots of concert photos for example) and last time it was confiscated! I could NOT believe it! They led me down to guest services and made me leave it until after the show...the lens was not detachable and therefore I got ZERO pictures of the Katy Perry concert and did not get to write a hub:(

This camera - would have been perfect!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I've been looking for a camera that can upload easily to social sites and yet has great pictures for regular photography. Sounds like you found a winner. Voting this Up and Useful.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@rajan jolly: I hope that you enjoy this camera! It really does take great photos and is very easy to use! Thank you for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Ardie: It sure does! I really love this camera! I was going to buy one of the Canon Rebels that retail for $800 but for what I can do with this camera, I would have wasted a lot of money! Lucky for me my parents gave this one to me as a gift and I am so glad they did! Thanks for your comment!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@RealHousewife: Wow, that stinks that your camera was confiscated! This is definitely a great camera when you want to be "discreet". In fact, it has a setting on it that turns off all sound and light (flash) immediately! Sorry to hear about your camera. Thanks for sharing your experience!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@alocsin: Sounds like this is the right camera for you then! Its fast, easy and takes great photos! I appreciate your comment and votes! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I have a slightly older Canon PowerShot and have been really happy with it. Eventually I'd like to get a DSLR but for anyone who is looking for a point and shoot, this is a great choice.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Thanks JS - each time I hear Katy Perry I think about that night. I had taken my daughters - now here's the thing - you were allowed to have a camera - but it had to be a small one like yours:) I go to a ton of concerts - so that's super important to me! I pay a lot more for my tickets to sit in the front just so I can get good pix:) lol. I'm scared to ever take that Nikon again!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@randomcreative: I would love a DSLR too and my daughter is saving for one so I'll just use hers lol! This really is a great point and shoot camera and I love how light it is! Thanks for stopping by! I always appreciate your comments!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@RealHousewife: I am sure Katy Perry will come around again soon! I understand your fear in bringing the same camera back. I wonder why they allow some cameras and not others? That is a real bummer that you paid all that money to take pictures but couldn't. I hope you get another chance when she comes around again!

JSMatthew~


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

J.S. - I sure enjoyed your videos. I have produced videos for quite sometime and you are doing a good job. I have an older Canon Powershot ( A550 with 7.1 pixels and 4x zoom.) I have barely used it because I really believe I'm retarded when it comes to using cameras. Your hub has inspired me (just took it out of the box) and I intend to study the instruction booklet and start using it. I don't think this model has video.

So my plan is to experiment with my Cannon Sureshot, then order the A2200 from amazon (above). I'd like to have video to begin making my own. I need to get some singing lessons on you tube for my students as well as the general public.

I think you were sent to me J.S. Each time I read one of your hubs, it's an answer to my prayers. Thanks so much and voting up, useful, awesome and interesting. Sharing too!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello again vocalcoach! I am always happy to inspire another Hubber! I am a nerd so I always read instruction manuals from front to back lol! Making videos is a lot of fun and I can't wait until the 30/30 and Contest are over so that I have more time to make some! It is awesome to hear that I write Hubs that specifically answer your questions and prayers! I am truly flattered! I hope that once you get the A2200 you get as much enjoyment from it as I do! It really is a great camera and it is so light! I always appreciate your comments and shares! Thank you once again. You are a loyal follower!

JSMatthew~


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Read Your review JS Matthew and totally loved your review on the Lowershot. Voting it up and sharing it too!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks Janine! I am glad that you stopped by! This really is a great camera! I appreciate your comment, votes and for sharing!

JSMatthew~


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

No problem and glad to have stopped by too! Thank u again too :)


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

No, Thank You!

JSMatthew~


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Hey, I did order this camera and am still learning to use it. I made a video, but how do I upload it to HubPages? Or do I have to upload it somewhere else first? I can't figure it out. Help! :-) thanks!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello Victoria! Sorry for the delayed response but I am just back from a weeks vacation up north. The camera comes with software that allows you to plug the camera in to your computer and upload the photos and videos. Once you do that, you can save the images to a file that you can upload directly to HubPages. Play around with it a bit. If you still have problems or questions, let me know and I can get deeper into an explanation.

Personally, I download the same videos to HubPages and YouTube (I asked the Hub staff and they said that it will not violate duplicate content since it is a video and not a Hub). Congratulations on your purchase! I am sure you will be very happy. I truly love this camera and it does everything I need! Let me know if you need more help!

JSmatthew~


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sunilkunnoth2012 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Dear JSMatthew

Thank you for sharing this information. I tried this item on my online agency here in India, Flipkart but it is out of stock here. Should I buy this or get one with more features like 16 mb. You have written this hub 2 years ago. So I wish to know is it still ok or should I try another one. If so, please advise one. I will appreciate your early reply. I mostly prefer Canon brand as my photographer friend suggested that is worth the money.


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J.S.Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello sunilkunnoth2012 and thanks for stopping by! I still use this camera and I am still very satisfied. There are many similar versions of this model, some with higher pixels and memory and even some additional features. If you are looking for a new camera, there are many out there that are just as good and many that are better.

This is a great choice if you want a great product without paying a lot for it. As you can see above, the photos come out great. Since I download my photos to my computer I don't need more memory. I often shoot video as well and I happy with that too. Honestly, I could review a dozen cameras with a variety of price differences and come up with a similar review. If you want a great camera and don't want to pay a lot for it, this is the one.

If you have the money to spend and want something a little more higher end, I would be happy to recommend other Canon models to you. I am a Canon fan myself and I have used this camera for 2 years for all my Hub photos as well as personal photos. I still recommend this camera and I agree with your friend that Canon is the best deal for your money.

Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions. You can actually purchase this camera right now for under $100 (USD) http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Powershot-A2200-Digita...

Let me know how you make out with your decision.

JSMatthew~


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sunilkunnoth2012 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

There had a sincerity as well firmness in your reply, which I valued the most. Obviously I had no other choice. I made some efforts on the link you gave. But unfortunately they said no delivery at the address I gave. So I tried Amazon India. I am lucky that the product was available there and delivery at my place also ok. I immediately booked the camera you suggested and eagerly awaiting for its arrival. In fact you helped me to save a lot of money for my plan was to buy some higher level one. But you a great and successful writer undoubtedly endorsed a product, I had no other choice other than booking the one you recommended. Thank you so much for your kind help. I will be thankful if you could suggest me a good e-reader. My preference is Kindle. Please advise.


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J.S.Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello sunilkunnoth2012. I am so happy to hear that you were able to get the camera! I am sure you will be satisfied. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay in India (in USD)? I appreciate your kind words and please come back and tell me what you think of the camera after you start using it.

Although I have an older Barnes and Noble Nook eReader my parents gave me as a gift last year, I prefer the Amazon Kindle and that would be what I would buy (maybe the Fire) if I was in the market for a new reader. Hope this helps! Thank you!

JSMatthew~

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