Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS vs Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size
Slightly smaller
95x54x20 mm vs 95x56x21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 145 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon A3400 IS

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
              A3400 IS:95x56x21 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS:125 g
              A3400 IS:145 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS:$99.99
              A3400 IS:$110.00
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2300 IS:175 shots
              A3400 IS:180 shots
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              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 A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $123

              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 A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $119

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

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

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $114

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $109

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Heavier

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $122

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $175

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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