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

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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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

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $107

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $100 - $138

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

        Compact

        $150

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $98 - $108

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $110

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $135 - $180

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $99

        Screen size Larger screen
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        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 CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Thickness Much thicker
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        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-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-W350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

        Ultra compact

        $255

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

        Travel zoom

        $177

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger

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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....