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
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
 
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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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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
        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

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Thickness Is thicker
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $372

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $100 - $118

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly 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 PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $110 - $180

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weight Slightly heavier

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        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
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $121

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Shutter lag More shutter lag

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

        discussion

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