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

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A1300

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Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Really small
Size
Super compact (95×54×20 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
125 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Size
Really small
Compact (95×62×30 mm)

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Canon A1300

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

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Size
Significantly smaller
95×54×20 mm vs 95×62×30 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 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"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124 - $156

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $209

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Weight Heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $650 body only

              $589 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $116

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Placeholder

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $675 with 18-55mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $204

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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