Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
 

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
$112.00 vs $159.00
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The best price we've seen is $47 cheaper (around 30% 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
              A2500:98x56x21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $174

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

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $98

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $230

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $114

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

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