As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot A2300 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A2200 and the EOS M10) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S4300 and the Coolpix S2700)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2300 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it is newer (february 2012 vs january 2011) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200
1 year older
$179

Significant advantages of the A2200 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A2200 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A2200 and A2300 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×20 mm)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and A2300 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×20 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300
similar age
$295

Significant advantages of the S4300 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S4300 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4300 and A2300 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S2700

Nikon Coolpix S2700
1 year newer
$241

Significant advantages of the S2700 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S2700 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2700 and A2300 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
similar age
$191

Significant advantages of the VG-160 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the VG-160 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-160 and A2300 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×20 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix J250

Fujifilm FinePix J250
3 years older

Significant advantages of the J250 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the J250 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the J250 and A2300 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2300 IS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is thinner (0.8" vs 1.4") and is slightly lighter (125 g vs 301 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
3 years newer
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M10 and A2300 IS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 125 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2300 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2012 vs march 2013).

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$359

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 290 shots vs 175 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX600 HS and A2300 IS

  • Inexpensive: $359.00 vs $332.05

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
2 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and A2300 IS

  • Light weight: 141 g vs 125 g
  • Inexpensive: $158.32 vs $332.05

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
1 year newer
$397

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and A2300 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 144 g vs 125 g
  • Inexpensive: $397.37 vs $332.05

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
similar age

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the WB150F and A2300 IS

  • None found

Kodak EasyShare Z950

Kodak EasyShare Z950
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Z950 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Z950 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1250 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Z950 and A2300 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
5 months older
$255

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 110 shots vs 175 shots

common strengths of the SX150 IS and A2300 IS

  • Inexpensive: $255.00 vs $332.05

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2300 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (february 2012 vs august 2009), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much shorter battery life (175 shots vs 320 shots) and is slightly more expensive ($332.05 vs $132.89).

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and A2300 IS

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
similar age
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and A2300 IS

  • None found

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ST72 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST72 and A2300 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS
2 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the SD940 IS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD940 IS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD940 IS and A2300 IS

  • None found

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
1 year older

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and A2300 IS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
1 year older
$100

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the A2300 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and A2300 IS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2300 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 115k dots), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×54×20 mm) vs prosumer size (113×78×76 mm)) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 5 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Canon PowerShot S2 IS
6 years older

Significant advantages of the S2 IS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S2 IS (vs the A2300 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Lower true resolution: 5 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the S2 IS and A2300 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (113×78×76 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×20 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 125 g