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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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

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 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 Common Weaknesses

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

        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        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 S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $64

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $140

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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 A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $83

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Focus points Many more focus points
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix FH10

        Panasonic Lumix FH10

        Ultra compact

        $119

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $130

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $110

        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $88

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

        Sony Cybershot W510

        Compact

        $93

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        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 S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $139 - $229

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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