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

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix L26

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
Great macro
Macro focus
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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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS:$99.95
              L26:$115.00
              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
              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $239

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $117

              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $174

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $167

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

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $122 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $245 - $400

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $68

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $200

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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