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

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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS over the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610.
 
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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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Canon PowerShot A2300 IS 53

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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"
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

$100 - $118

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

Sony Cybershot W510

Compact

Image stabilization Has image stabilization
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Ultra compact

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Compact

$200

Screen size Larger screen
Size Larger
Thickness 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

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix S2600

Nikon Coolpix S2600

Compact

$169

Wide angle Better wide angle
Battery life Longer battery life
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Aperture Narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$255

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

Sony Cybershot W570

Ultra compact

$130

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

Compact

$160

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$98

Image stabilization Image stabilization
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F

Ultra compact

$90

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

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
PowerShot A2300 IS
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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
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anonymos (2:04 PM, October 26, 2012)
canon is best....