Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2500.

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$129.99 vs $159.00
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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

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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS95x54x20 mm
              A250098x56x21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2300 IS175 shots
              A2500220 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

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

              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 A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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