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

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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 A3400 IS.

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Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size
Slightly smaller
95×54×20 mm vs 95×56×21 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$83.99 vs $129.00
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
Significantly larger screen
3" 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 IS95×54×20 mm
              A3400 IS95×56×21 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS125 g
              A3400 IS145 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS$83.99
              A3400 IS$129.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2300 IS175 shots
              A3400 IS180 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $189

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $193

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $117

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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