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

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
Weight
Light-weight
125 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1300:$87.99
              A2300 IS:$72.99
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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 A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $68 - $113

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128 - $184

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $99

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $234

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P60

              Nikon Coolpix P60

              Compact

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $180

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $152

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $94

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $129

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $92

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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