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

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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

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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$130.00 vs $149.99
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The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2300 IS0.8"
              A3300 IS1"
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2300 IS720p @ 25fps
              A3300 IS720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $171

              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

              $130

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $167

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

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

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $585 body only

              $396 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

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