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Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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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 A2400 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

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Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Advantages of the Canon A2400 IS

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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
              A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
              A2400 IS:94x54x20 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS:125 g
              A2400 IS:126 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS:$124.99
              A2400 IS:$123.00
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              175 shots
              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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              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 Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $180

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

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

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $90

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $400

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $120

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Travel zoom

              $160 - $350

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $140

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Kodak EasyShare M1073 IS

              Kodak EasyShare M1073 IS

              Compact

              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix P310

              Nikon Coolpix P310

              Pro digicam

              $614

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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