Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS 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
Fewer buttons
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×56×21 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact (95×54×20 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
125 g

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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
$100.00 vs $129.50
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The best price we've seen is $30 cheaper (more than 20% 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 Very 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$100.00
              A3400 IS$129.50
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $136

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $123 - $137

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205 - $249

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $116

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $216

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $134

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7S

              Sony A7S

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,947 - $2,498 body only

              $2,498 with 28-70mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen

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