Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

50

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

46

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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Size
Really small
Compact (95×57×24 mm)

Items often bought with the A2300 IS or A3300 IS

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size
Smaller
95×54×20 mm vs 95×57×24 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 149 g
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Around 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$100.00 vs $179.00
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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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 IS95×54×20 mm
              A3300 IS95×57×24 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS125 g
              A3300 IS149 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2300 IS0.8"
              A3300 IS1"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS$100.00
              A3300 IS$179.00
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2300 IS720p @ 25fps
              A3300 IS720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

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

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $138

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $75

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $120

              Touch screen Has a touch screen

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $246

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $131 - $137

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $116

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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