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

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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 A4000 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 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
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At its widest zoom, the A2300 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
95×54×20 mm vs 95×56×24 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$83.99 vs $145.00
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon A4000 IS

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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 IS95×54×20 mm
              A4000 IS95×56×24 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$83.99
              A4000 IS$145.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              175 shots
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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 A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly 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 A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $189

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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 Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $400

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $649

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $108

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $221

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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