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

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Canon PowerShot A1300

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
 

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
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Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Size Significantly smaller 98x56x21 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.2"
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1300:$87.99
              A2500:$78.99
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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 - $80

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88 - $110

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $63

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $99

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly 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
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $278

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $74

              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $76 - $110

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $104 - $109

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $73

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              appearance

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              discussion

              Canon PowerShot A1300
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              Canon PowerShot A2500
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