Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2200 vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS over the Canon PowerShot A2200.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2200 over the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Lowest price Cheaper $89.00 vs $149.95
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size Smaller 95x54x20 mm vs 93x55x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 125 g vs 135 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2200:93x55x22 mm
              A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200:135 g
              A2300 IS:125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2200:0.9"
              A2300 IS:0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200:$89.00
              A2300 IS:$149.95
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2200:720p @ 30fps
              A2300 IS:720p @ 25fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2200:4x
              A2300 IS:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $94 - $99

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $114 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $116

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $87 - $149

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Pentax Optio P70

              Pentax Optio P70

              Compact

              $385

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-850 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $187 - $400

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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