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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS over the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS.
 
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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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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

              $100 - $118

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $387

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $110 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

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

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $89

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

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

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen

              appearance

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              discussion

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