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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2500 over the Canon ELPH 115 HS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 115 HS

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Image stabilization
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Macro focus
Great macro
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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"
        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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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 A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $88

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $109

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $68 - $89

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

        Compact

        $97 - $108

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $84 - $120

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Travel zoom

        $197

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $80 - $180

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen

        Canon ELPH 115 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Travel zoom

        $119 - $128

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $109 - $117

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

        Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $76 - $110

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $99

        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

        $73

        Size Slightly smaller
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Battery life Shorter battery life

        appearance

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        Canon ELPH 115 HS Canon PowerShot A2500
        Canon ELPH 115 HS Canon PowerShot A2500

        discussion

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