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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

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 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 Slightly 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 Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS:$89.98
              L26:$94.98
              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 A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $80

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $148 - $169

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $225

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $85

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $74

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $73

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $86

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $80 - $88

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $137

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $92

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

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