Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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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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Items often bought with the A2300 IS or A2500

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size
Slightly smaller
95×54×20 mm vs 98×56×21 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
$100.00 vs $138.00
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The best price we've seen is $38 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 Very small Help
              A2300 IS95×54×20 mm
              A250098×56×21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS$100.00
              A2500$138.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2300 IS175 shots
              A2500220 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $198

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              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

              $145

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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