As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A2500 is also often compared to super zooms, ultra compacts, travel zooms and digicams. The Canon PowerShot A2500's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX510 HS and the PowerShot A3400 IS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S4300 and the Coolpix L32)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2500 compared to other compact competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs compact (95×62×30 mm)), has a significantly longer battery life (220 shots vs 150 shots), is newer (january 2013 vs january 2011), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.2") and is slightly lighter (125 g vs 155 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
1 year older
$215

Significant advantages of the A3400 IS (vs the A2500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the A3400 IS (vs the A2500)

  • Shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 220 shots

common strengths of the A3400 IS and A2500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300
1 year older
$295

Significant advantages of the S4300 (vs the A2500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S4300 (vs the A2500)

  • Shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 220 shots

common strengths of the S4300 and A2500

  • Very small: Super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 139 g vs 125 g
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
4 years older

Significant advantages of the A1000 IS (vs the A2500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1000 IS (vs the A2500)

  • Much larger: Compact (96×63×31 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the A1000 IS and A2500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (96×63×31 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 155 g vs 125 g

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS
1 year older
$219

Significant advantages of the A2400 IS (vs the A2500)

  • Smaller: Super compact (94×54×20 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A2400 IS (vs the A2500)

  • Shorter battery life: 175 shots vs 220 shots

common strengths of the A2400 IS and A2500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (94×54×20 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 126 g vs 125 g

Canon PowerShot A2200

Canon PowerShot A2200
2 years older
$179

Significant advantages of the A2200 (vs the A2500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A2200 (vs the A2500)

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

common strengths of the A2200 and A2500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 135 g vs 125 g

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
similar age
$260

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the A2500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the A2500)

  • Much larger: Compact (95×62×30 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 150 shots vs 220 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A1400 and A2500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (95×62×30 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 174 g vs 125 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2500 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is slightly smaller (super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)), is newer (january 2013 vs july 2010), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.2") and is slightly lighter (125 g vs 437 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 250 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
6 months newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the A2500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the A2500)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SX510 HS and A2500

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 349 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S2900HD (vs the A2500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S2900HD (vs the A2500)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 437 g vs 125 g

common strengths of the S2900HD and A2500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix S1800

Fujifilm FinePix S1800
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S1800 (vs the A2500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S1800 (vs the A2500)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S1800 and A2500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 337 g vs 125 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2500 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2013 vs february 2010) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is significantly larger (super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs ultra compact (96×57×17 mm)) and is thicker (0.8" vs 0.7").

Samsung DV300F

Samsung DV300F
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DV300F (vs the A2500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV300F (vs the A2500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV300F and A2500

  • None found

Samsung ST150F

Samsung ST150F
similar age

Significant advantages of the ST150F (vs the A2500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST150F (vs the A2500)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST150F and A2500

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
3 years older
$297

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the A2500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the A2500)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and A2500

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the A2500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the A2500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W330 and A2500

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2500 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3) and is significantly smaller (super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs compact (98×55×26 mm)).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 9.4 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (january 2013 vs january 2014).

Samsung WB35F

Samsung WB35F
1 year newer
$425

Significant advantages of the WB35F (vs the A2500)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the WB35F (vs the A2500)

  • Much larger: Compact (101×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the WB35F and A2500

  • Very small: Compact (101×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 144 g vs 125 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
2 years newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the A2500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the A2500)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and A2500

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 126 g vs 125 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$259

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the A2500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the A2500)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and A2500

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 127 g vs 125 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
1 year newer
$325

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the A2500)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the A2500)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 220 shots

common strengths of the S6800 and A2500

  • Very small: Compact (97×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 145 g vs 125 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Olympus VH-520

Olympus VH-520
similar age

Significant advantages of the VH-520 (vs the A2500)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Shoots much faster: 15 fps vs 0.8 fps

Significant disadvantages of the VH-520 (vs the A2500)

  • None found

common strengths of the VH-520 and A2500

  • Very small: Super compact (101×60×21 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 138 g vs 125 g
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZR3 (vs the A2500)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZR3 (vs the A2500)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-ZR3 and A2500

  • Very small: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (98×56×21 mm)
  • Very light: 159 g vs 125 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A2500 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 7.1 MP), has a significantly longer battery life (220 shots vs 140 shots) and is newer (january 2013 vs august 2005).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot A560

Canon PowerShot A560
6 years older
$349

Significant advantages of the A560 (vs the A2500)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A560 (vs the A2500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 140 shots vs 220 shots

common strengths of the A560 and A2500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 205 g vs 125 g

Canon PowerShot A620

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7 years older
$703

Significant advantages of the A620 (vs the A2500)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A620 (vs the A2500)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the A620 and A2500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8