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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 115 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

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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
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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 Slightly 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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        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"
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        0.8 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        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

        $118

        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $95 - $100

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $182

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $203

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $87 - $97

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $220

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

        Canon ELPH 115 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $237

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Size Slightly larger
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $185

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $225

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $119 - $376

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Weight Heavier

        Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $109

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $125

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Samsung DV150F

        Samsung DV150F

        Ultra compact

        $99 - $110

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $67 - $196

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Slightly smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability

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        discussion

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