Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Canon PowerShot A3300 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 A3300 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size Smaller 95x54x20 mm vs 95x56x24 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
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Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
              A3300 IS:95x56x24 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS:125 g
              A3300 IS:149 g
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2300 IS:720p @ 25fps
              A3300 IS:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $159

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $118

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $105

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $99

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $360

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $92

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $220

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $250

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              discussion

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
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