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

48

Runner-up

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$99.99 vs $139.95
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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 IS:95x54x20 mm
              A3300 IS:95x56x24 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS:125 g
              A3300 IS:149 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2300 IS:0.8"
              A3300 IS:1"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS:$99.99
              A3300 IS:$139.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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 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

              $159

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

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

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

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $111

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $116

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $123

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

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