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

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A2200

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Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
125 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Weight
Light-weight
135 g

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$127.99 vs $149.99
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The best price we've seen is $22 cheaper (more than 10% 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              A220093x55x22 mm
              A2300 IS95x54x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              A2300 IS125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              A2300 IS0.8"
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2200720p @ 30fps
              A2300 IS720p @ 25fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A22004x
              A2300 IS5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $167

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $237

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $238

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

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $160

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $123

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $121 - $153

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $154

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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