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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8

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
Cheaper
$109.95 vs $159.00
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (more than 30% 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
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Almost the same
Weight
Slightly lighter
125 g vs 133 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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 HS:93x52x22 mm
              A2500:98x56x21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              115 HS:133 g
              A2500:125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              115 HS:0.9"
              A2500:0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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 HS:200 shots
              A2500:220 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $120

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $119

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $122

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

              Canon ELPH 115 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              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
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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