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

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

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Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

49

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$129.95 vs $155.00
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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 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"
              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 ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $167

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $121 - $153

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $154

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $130

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

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen

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