Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Canon PowerShot A1300

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2500

48

Canon PowerShot A1300

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

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
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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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

              $300

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Olympus Tough TG-4

              Waterproof

              $330 - $379

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $260

              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $330

              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus FE-47

              Olympus FE-47

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $114

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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