Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
250 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 25fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video but at a lower frame rate
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 175 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 93x52x19 mm vs 95x54x20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-W610's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Slightly lighter 113 g vs 125 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
        DSC-W610:93x52x19 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        A2300 IS:0.8"
        DSC-W610:0.7"
        Weight Light weight Help
        A2300 IS:125 g
        DSC-W610:113 g
        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        A2300 IS:720p @ 25fps
        DSC-W610:480p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        A2300 IS:5x
        DSC-W610:4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $99 - $100

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Samsung ST66

        Samsung ST66

        Digicam

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $129

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $114 - $199

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $94 - $110

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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Placeholder

        Sanyo DSC-AZ1

        Digicam

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Size Much larger
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Significantly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        appearance

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        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        discussion

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS
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        anonymos (2:04 PM, October 26, 2012)
        canon is best....