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

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

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

              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $200

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $100

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $117

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

              Canon PowerShot A1300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $246

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

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $248

              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $169

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $75

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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