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

Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2500

50

Canon PowerShot A1300

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

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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
98×56×21 mm vs 95×62×30 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

              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $121 - $153

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $200

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              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 A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $298

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Placeholder

              Kyocera Finecam S3L

              Compact

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $90

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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