Canon ELPH 115 HS vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 115 HS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8

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Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 115 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2500.

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
Cheaper
$79.99 vs $180.29
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (2.3x 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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $570

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $91

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon ELPH 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              Canon ELPH 115 HS Canon PowerShot A2500

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