Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

51

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

48

Runner-up

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 A4000 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS. Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the A2300 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
95x54x20 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 145 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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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
              A4000 IS95x56x24 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS125 g
              A4000 IS145 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2300 IS0.8"
              A4000 IS0.9"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS$129.99
              A4000 IS$129.50
              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
              175 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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $191

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              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 Significantly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              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 A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $122

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $459

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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