Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Size Significantly smaller 95x54x20 mm vs 96x60x29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A2300 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 125 g vs 164 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Battery life Longer battery life 200 shots vs 175 shots
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More than 10% 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 Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        A2300 IS:175 shots
        L26:200 shots
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        A2300 IS:720p @ 25fps
        L26:720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $88

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $80 - $87

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $76 - $110

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Olympus SZ-12

        Olympus SZ-12

        Travel zoom

        $70 - $129

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S2500

        Nikon Coolpix S2500

        Compact

        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $126

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $72

        Samsung WB30F

        Samsung WB30F

        Ultra compact

        $88 - $129

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $93

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $81 - $180

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $73 - $75

        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $93 - $119

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $74

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Pentax Optio M60

        Pentax Optio M60

        Compact

        Size Smaller
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Screen size Much smaller screen

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