Playback, Editing and Print
Inputs and Outputs Notes
LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS has a
2.7" TFT LCD monitor, featuring 230,000 pixels with approximately 100% picture coverage. The LCD display's
brightness can be adjusted to one of five levels. The LCD display also
features a Night Display feature that when shooting in dark conditions, the
camera automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the
subject, making it easier to frame the subject.
Image Sensor/Processor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CCD image sensor
with 16.6-million total pixels, and 16.0-million effective pixels. The A2400 IS
uses the DIGIC 4 processor to give you clear photos with accurate colors and
Face Detection Technology: The DIGIC 4 chip's Face Detection
Technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you're ready to
shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash, and white
balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and
backgrounds are properly exposed.
Smart AUTO: The A2400 IS features Smart AUTO, a
sophisticated technology that automatically detects scenes by assessing various
factors in both the subject and background. Based upon the analyzed scene, one
of 32 predefined settings is chosen for the photo when it is taken. Smart AUTO
also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and
track non-human moving subjects, such as animals and vehicles.
Optics: The A2400 IS has a
zoom lens with a 5.0-25.0mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 28-140mm).
Zoom: In addition to the 5x optical zoom, the camera
features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is
Intelligent IS: The A2400 IS features Intelligent Image
Stabilization (Intelligent IS) to help compensate for camera shake, resulting in clear, blur-free
photos. For still images, Intelligent IS chooses the best shake correction
method for the shooting situation (Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid), and Tripod
IS modes). For video, the camera chooses from Dynamic, Powered, Macro, and
Tripod IS modes.
Recording Media:The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD Memory
Cards (2GB or less), SDHC Memory Cards (4GB to 32GB), and SDXC Memory Cards (32GB
and higher). Still images are recorded in JPEG
format, and the
movies are recorded in MOV format (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM
(2 channel monaural). No memory card is included with the camera, nor is there any internal
memory in the camera.
Still Image Resolution/Compression:
The A2400 IS can record still images in 5 different resolutions: Large (4608 x
3456), Medium 1 (3264 x 2448),
Medium 2 (1600 x 1200), Small (640 x 480), and Widescreen (4608 x 2592).
Movies: Movies can be shot in High Definition at
1280 x 720
at 30 fps with monaural audio. Standard definition movies can
be recorded at 640 x 480 pixels, with a frame rate of 30 frames per second and monaural audio. Recording will automatically stop when either
the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 30
minutes for HD, and 1 hour for SD. SD Speed Class 6 or higher memory cards are recommended.
Mode: You can use the continuous shooting mode to shoot successive
frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. You can shoot continuously at
approximately 0.8 image per second in Program Mode. In the Low Light modes, the
rate increases to 2.8 shots per second.
AutoFocus Frame Modes: The camera utilizes TTL (through-the-lens)
automatic focusing with three focusing methods:
- Face AiAF: The camera automatically detects the position of a face and uses the data to set the focus, exposure (evaluative metering only) and white balance (auto). When the
camera is pointed at subjects, a white frame appears on the face the camera judges to be the main subject, and up to 2 gray frames will appear on other faces.
- Tracking AF: You can choose the subject you want to focus on and
shoot. Once the subject is selected, the camera will continue to track the
subject within a certain range even when the subject moves.
- Center: A single AF frame in the center of the frame is
AF-Point Zoom: You can magnify the AF frame and check the focus. In Face Detect mode, the face selected as the main subject will appear magnified in the monitor. In Center mode,
the contents of the center AF frame will appear magnified.
Auto Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the
subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects
in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus
or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after
recomposing the shot.
Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus
ranges (from the end of the lens):
- Normal: 1.2" to infinity (W),
3.9' to infinity (T)
- Macro: 1.2" to 2' (wide)
Shooting Modes: You can switch between the following
shooting modes: Auto, Program AE, Live View Control, Portrait, Face Self-timer,
Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome,
Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Discreet, and iFrame
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Light Metering: used for standard
conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and
light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and
Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more
weight on the subject at the center
- Spot: meters
the area within the spot AE point at the center of the LCD monitor or
If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may
need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You
can set the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.
Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the focus and exposure
separately to shoot. When the exposure is set, you can lock the setting, then
compose the scene and shoot. This is effective when the contrast is too
strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit. Flash
Exposure Lock (FE Lock), just as with the AE lock, lets you lock the exposure
for shooting with the flash.
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings:
- Auto: the camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting
- Daylight: for
recording outdoors on a bright day
- Cloudy: for
recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies
for recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting
- Fluorescent: for recording under warm-white, cool-white or warm-white (3-wavelength)
H: for recording under daylight
fluorescent, or daylight fluorescent-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent
- Custom: allows
you to manually set the white balance and store the settings
Flash Modes: The PowerShot A2400 IS has a built-in
flash with a range of 1.6' to 9.8' in Wide Angle and 3.3' to 6.6' in Telephoto.
You can select Auto (flash fires in low light),
Slow-synchro, On (flash always fires), or Off (flash doesn't fire). In the menu,
you can turn on the Red-Eye Reduction lamp for the flash, and apply Red-Eye
Correction to the images that have been taken.
ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set
Automatically (ISO Auto), or manually to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600. Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images but there's a
greater chance of subject or image blurring in certain shooting conditions.
Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing blurred
images. The images, however, will appear more coarse.
Grid Lines: Grid lines can be displayed on the screen, dividing the monitor into 9 areas,
the subject's horizontal and vertical alignment.
Self-Timer: The A2400 IS utilizes a 10-second, 2-second, and
a custom self-timer to allow
the photographer to be included in the shot, or to avoid camera shake when using
a tripod. The custom self-timer allows you to set the time delay to 1-15, 20, 25, or 30 seconds for up to 10 shots.
Editing and Print Functions
Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically
be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. You can set the playback
time for each image, and the transition effects when switching between images.
If desired, you can repeat the slide show automatically.
Index Display:This feature allows you to view 4, 9, 36, or 100 images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly. Movies cannot be played in the index
playback mode. You can view the index display by rotating the zoom lever toward wide angle while the camera is in playback
Jump Display: To locate images on the memory card, you can
jump by a specific number of images or method. You can set the camera to jump to
images shot on a specific date, jump 10 or 100 images at a time, jump to first
image, or jump to movies only.
Playback Displays: You can choose from three types of displays:
- Simple Information: screen includes basic information about the
- Detailed Information: screen includes a histogram display as well
as detailed information about the settings used when the image was captured.
- No Information: screen shows photo only without
Red-Eye Correction:You can correct red eyes in already recorded images. However, red eyes may not
be automatically detected in some images such as faces near the screen edge,
faces that appear extremely small, larger dark or bright in relation to the
overall image and faces turned to the side or at a diagonal and faces with a
portion hidden which prevents the Red-Eye Correction from working. You can
choose to overwrite the file with the corrected image, or store the image as a
new file, retaining the original image.
Resizing Images: You can save images a lower
recording pixel setting than the original image, saving the resized image as a
Trimming: You can cut out a portion of a recorded image and
save it as a new image file.
Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from
accidental erasure. You can protect images by the image itself or select All
PictBridge/Direct Print: Using
the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible
printer of any brand, or a Canon printer that
supports the Direct Print function. You can also connect the camera directly to
certain Canon SELPHY compact photo printers and PIXMA inkjet photo printers. In this way, you can make prints directly
from the camera without having to connect to a computer.
Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot A2400 IS is powered by
the NB-11L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The camera includes the CB-2LD
battery charger. For long periods of continuous use, or when connected to a
computer, it is recommended that the camera be connected to the optional
ACK-DC90 AC adapter kit. The typical performance of the NB-11L battery is as follows:
- Number of shots: approx. 190
- Movie Recording Time: approx. 50 minutes typical, 1 hr 30 minutes
- Playback Time: approx. 4 hours
Date/Time Battery: The camera has a built-in backup battery
for maintaining the date and time data for about three weeks after the battery
pack has been removed. The date/time battery can be charged in about 4 hours,
even if the camera is not turned on, using the optional AC adapter kit.
Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the
following power saving functions:
- Auto Power Down During Shooting: The screen will turn
off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last operated. You can "wake"
the camera at this point by pressing the shutter button halfway to turn on
the screen and continue shooting. After about 2 more minutes, if no buttons
are pressed, the lens will retract and the power will turn off.
- Auto Power Down During Playback:
The camera power down approximately 5 minutes after the last control is
accessed on the camera.
Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during
a Slide Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
and Outputs Notes
Digital/A/V Terminal: The camera has a
Mini-B Version 2.0 USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a
compatible computer or compatible Canon printer via the supplied USB cable. This
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed-compatible terminal allows you to rapidly download images to
your computer or printer. Through the same connection, you can connect the camera
to a TV or video monitor (composite video, monaural audio) with the optional AVC-DC400 A/V cable. You can set the video output to NTSC or
Included Software: The PowerShot
A2400 IS comes with the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Ver.105.0 CD-ROM. It contains the following programs:
- ImageBrowser EX 1.0:
- Import images and change camera settings
- Manage images: view, search, and organize
- Print and edit images
- Update to the latest software version with auto update
- CameraWindow DC 8.7: transfer images to and from camera, organize
images on the camera, and upload movies on the camera to web services
- PhotoStitch 3.1/3.2: use to merge still images to make
- User Guides: Camera User Guide, Software Guide
Compatible Operating Systems:
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows XP (SP 3)
- Mac OS X v10.6