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

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

52

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

47

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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

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
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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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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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS95x54x20 mm
              A3300 IS95x56x24 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS125 g
              A3300 IS149 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS$143.00
              A3300 IS$139.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2300 IS720p @ 25fps
              A3300 IS720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $170

              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 A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $150

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $160

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $210

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $112

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $70

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Entry-level DSLR

              $369 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Size Slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen

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