Canon PowerShot A2600 vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2600

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Thickness
Thin
0.8"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2500.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Weight
Slightly lighter
125 g vs 135 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size
Slightly smaller
98×56×20 mm vs 98×56×21 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

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
              A250098×56×21 mm
              A260098×56×20 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2500125 g
              A2600135 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              220 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $352

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $120 - $151

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

              Canon PowerShot A2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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