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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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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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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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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
        A3400 IS:95x56x21 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        A2300 IS:125 g
        A3400 IS:145 g
        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 IS:175 shots
        A3400 IS:180 shots
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Focus points Few focus points Help
        9
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        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 A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $135

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $387

        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $110

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $87

        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $175

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Size Is slightly larger

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $100 - $118

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Samsung ST66

        Samsung ST66

        Digicam

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $116

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $107

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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