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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 A2500.
 

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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differences

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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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
              A2500:98x56x21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS:$85.99
              A2500:$79.00
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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 A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88 - $110

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $68 - $80

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $77 - $110

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $94

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $76

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $81 - $180

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $85

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $88

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $129

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $108

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              appearance

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              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A2500
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