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

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"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610.

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
3.0 cm vs 4.0 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$83.99 vs $159.97
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (around 50% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Significantly 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 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 95×54×20 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
              Size Very small Help
              A2300 IS95×54×20 mm
              DSC-W61093×52×19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS125 g
              DSC-W610113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2300 IS0.8"
              DSC-W6100.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS$83.99
              DSC-W610$159.97
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A2300 IS3.0 cm
              DSC-W6104.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A2300 IS1,600 ISO
              DSC-W6103,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A2300 IS720p @ 25fps
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2300 IS5x
              DSC-W6104x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

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

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $128

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $175

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $189

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $193

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $98

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $333

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              discussion

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