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

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x54x20 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 95x62x30 mm

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"
Help
More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 174 g
Help
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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              A1300:220 shots
              A2300 IS:175 shots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              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

              $122 - $154

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $103

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Compact

              $268

              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $350

              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $111

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $123

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $116

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

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