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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2500 over the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS.
 
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Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size Slightly smaller 95x54x20 mm vs 98x56x21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Battery life Longer battery life 220 shots vs 175 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
        A2500:98x56x21 mm
        Weight Light weight Help
        125 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        A2300 IS:175 shots
        A2500:220 shots
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 25fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Size Is slightly larger
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $152

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $100

        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Travel zoom

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        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 A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $110

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        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
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

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

        Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $102

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $87

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly smaller
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $167

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        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
        Size Slightly larger

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