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

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Canon PowerShot A1300

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
 

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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$109.95 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $290 cheaper (3.6x less)
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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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A1300:220 shots
              A2300 IS:175 shots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A490

              Canon PowerShot A490

              Compact

              $130

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $123

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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