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

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A2200

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Canon PowerShot A2200

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Really small
Size
Super compact (95×54×20 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
125 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Super compact (94×56×23 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g

galleries

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

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size
Smaller
95×54×20 mm vs 94×56×23 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.00 vs $127.99
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A220094×56×23 mm
              A2300 IS95×54×20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              A2300 IS125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              A2300 IS0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200$127.99
              A2300 IS$99.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2200720p @ 30fps
              A2300 IS720p @ 25fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A22004x
              A2300 IS5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $114

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $139

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $119

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,249 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

              Olympus PEN E-PL3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $219 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Heavier
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $263

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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