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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift, Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the A2500's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Size Smaller 98x56x21 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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3.3x smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 220 shots vs 110 shots
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2x more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 125 g vs 306 g
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2.4x lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1.8"
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2.2x thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $71.99 vs $99.00
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2500:$71.99
              SX150 IS:$99.00
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A2500:0.8 fps
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2500:220 shots
              SX150 IS:110 shots
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500:720p @ 25fps
              SX150 IS:720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $68 - $80

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $92

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $186

              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 A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88 - $110

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $108

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $76 - $110

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $86

              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $113 - $149

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $184

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $425

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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