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
        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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 - $80

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $96

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $119 - $180

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Travel zoom

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $115 - $250

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $86 - $98

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $126

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $101

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        $600

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $74

        Size Slightly smaller
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

        Compact

        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Screen size Smaller screen

        appearance

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        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        discussion

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