Canon ELPH 115 HS vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 115 HS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Thickness
Thin
0.8"

differences

Advantages of the Canon 115 HS

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Size
Slightly smaller
93x52x22 mm vs 98x56x21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$126.99 vs $159.00
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A2500's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Slightly lighter
125 g vs 133 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              115 HS93x52x22 mm
              A250098x56x21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              115 HS133 g
              A2500125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              115 HS0.9"
              A25000.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              115 HS200 shots
              A2500220 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $210

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $115

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon ELPH 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Size Slightly larger
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $75

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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