Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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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

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

              $320

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $155

              Wide angle Has a slightly 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 S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $237

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $154

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $127

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $174

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $131

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $195

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $160

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $109

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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