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 Slightly cheaper $73.75 vs $99.00
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (around 30% 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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200:$73.75
              A2300 IS:$99.00
              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
              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

              $79 - $83

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $99 - $110

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $98 - $170

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $89

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

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

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $119

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $189 - $199

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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