Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Canon PowerShot A1400

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Canon PowerShot A2500

50

Canon PowerShot A1400

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Really small
Size
Super compact 98x56x21 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
125 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1400

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

differences

Advantages of the Canon A1400

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$123.08 vs $159.00
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The best price we've seen is $36 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Size
Significantly smaller
98x56x21 mm vs 95x62x30 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 150 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.2"
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30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 174 g
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Around 30% 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A1400:150 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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Canon PowerShot A590 IS

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $119

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $109

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A1400 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $185

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $426

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $75

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              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 ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $120

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              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

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