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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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 Slightly 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
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
Size Slightly smaller 93x52x19 mm vs 95x54x20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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 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 Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $85 - $98

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $92

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $74

        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Samsung ST72

        Samsung ST72

        Ultra compact

        $74

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Lowest price More expensive
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $85

        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
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

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

        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 Significantly less shutter lag
        Sony DSC-S5000

        Sony DSC-S5000

        Compact

        $127 - $130

        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Significantly 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-W320

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        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....