Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1400 vs Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Canon PowerShot A1300

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

differences

Advantages of the Canon A1300

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 175 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size
Significantly smaller
95x54x20 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.2"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 174 g
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Around 30% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A1300220 shots
              A2300 IS175 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $246

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $248

              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $127

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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