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

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

53

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Canon PowerShot A2200

49

Canon PowerShot A2200

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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
$89.99 vs $124.99
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The best price we've seen is $35 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
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
              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:$89.99
              A2300 IS:$124.99
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              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"
              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $280

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $190

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $123

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $400

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $269

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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