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

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3.0"
 
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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 Significantly 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
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        f/2.8
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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 - $126

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

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $94

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $81 - $180

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

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $152

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97 - $108

        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Samsung WB150F

        Samsung WB150F

        Travel zoom

        $90 - $129

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $80

        Samsung WB30F

        Samsung WB30F

        Ultra compact

        $88 - $129

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $99

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger

        appearance

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        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        discussion

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