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 Better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Lowest price Cheaper $72.99 vs $174.01
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The best price we've seen is $101 cheaper (2.4x less)
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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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS:95x54x20 mm
              DSC-W610:93x52x19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS:125 g
              DSC-W610:113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2300 IS:0.8"
              DSC-W610:0.7"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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

              $79 - $126

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $152

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $94

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Nikon Coolpix S2500

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $81 - $180

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $94

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $80

              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $129

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $127 - $133

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $255

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              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

              $187

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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