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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $79.00 vs $124.99
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
              A2500:98x56x21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              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

              $117

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $98

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $105

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $92

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $360

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $117

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $99

              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $95 - $100

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $220

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

              appearance

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              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A2500
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A2500

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