LCD and Viewfinder
Canon A2100 IS has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
A2100 IS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon A2100 IS can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1600 sec.
Unfortunately A2100 IS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon A2100 IS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon A2100 IS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon A2100 IS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 640 x 480 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 640 x 480 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
A2100 IS has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Canon A2100 IS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon A2100 IS has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Canon A2100 IS Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Canon A2100 IS is $219.99