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

51

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
125 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Size
Really small
Compact 95x56x24 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"

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"
Help
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
Help
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
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recommendations

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 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
              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 PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $177

              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 A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $129

              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 SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $219

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $189

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Entry-level DSLR

              $380 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot 600

              Digicam

              $158

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $429 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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