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

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix L26 over the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS.
 
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Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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)
Thickness 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 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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        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        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

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $387

        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $100 - $118

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $110

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $110

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Samsung ST66

        Samsung ST66

        Digicam

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix L22

        Nikon Coolpix L22

        Compact

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $106 - $132

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $143

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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