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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 93x52x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.99 vs $153.19
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
              DSC-W610:93x52x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2300 IS:0.8"
              DSC-W610:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS:125 g
              DSC-W610:113 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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

              $159

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

              Compact

              $90

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $111

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $133

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $123

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $116

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $101

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Kodak EasyShare V1003

              Kodak EasyShare V1003

              Compact

              $350

              Sensor size Larger sensor
              True resolution Slightly higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              discussion

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              anonymos (2:04 PM, October 26, 2012)
              canon is best....