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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Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Lowest price Cheaper $88.99 vs $179.99
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (2x 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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              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"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2200:720p @ 30fps
              A2300 IS:720p @ 25fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2200:4x
              A2300 IS:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $100 - $118

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

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $110 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $200

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $206

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Size Is slightly larger
              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 Much worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $86

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $243

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Kodak Easyshare C1530

              Kodak Easyshare C1530

              Compact

              $74

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $372

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $140

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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