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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
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Really small
Size
Super compact 95x56x21 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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

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differences

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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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
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS$129.00
              A3400 IS$123.88
              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
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              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              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 A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $95

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Heavier
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D100

              Nikon D100

              Pro DSLR

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $169

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus FE-340

              Olympus FE-340

              Compact

              $221

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $225

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

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