Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Nikon Coolpix L28

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Canon PowerShot A2500

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Nikon Coolpix L28

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L28

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
280 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2500.
Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L28.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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)
Size
Smaller
98×56×21 mm vs 95×60×29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 164 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L28

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Longer battery life
280 shots vs 220 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$108.90 vs $180.29
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The best price we've seen is $71 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2500125 g
              L28164 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A25003.0 cm
              L2810.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500720p @ 25fps
              L28720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $120 - $152

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

              Travel zoom

              $499

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $167

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $352

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $193

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $134

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $97

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $190

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $82 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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