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

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS vs Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Tie
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

53

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

52

Tie

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Really small
Size
Super compact 95x56x21 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

Report a correction
Size
Slightly smaller
95x54x20 mm vs 95x56x21 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 145 g
Help
More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
Help
Almost the same
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Learn more about
the Canon A2300 IS

Advantages of the Canon A3400 IS

Report a correction
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$127.88 vs $155.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (around 20% less)
Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Learn more about
the Canon A3400 IS
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A2300 IS 52
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        53 Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS95x54x20 mm
              A3400 IS95x56x21 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS125 g
              A3400 IS145 g
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2300 IS175 shots
              A3400 IS180 shots
              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 Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              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 PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $174

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $155

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $131

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

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $430 - $449 body only

              $499 - $521 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $209

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $189

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              appearance

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
              PowerShot A2300 IS
              Canon

              Report a correction
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
              PowerShot A3400 IS
              Canon

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments