Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Nikon Coolpix L28

Winner
Canon PowerShot A2500

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Nikon Coolpix L28

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Great macro
Macro focus
3.0 cm
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

Items often bought with the Canon A2500 or Nikon L28

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
Size
Smaller
98×56×21 mm vs 95×60×29 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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)
Thickness
Significantly 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
Slightly cheaper
$69.95 vs $134.00
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The best price we've seen is $64 cheaper (around 50% 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2500$134.00
              L28$69.95
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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 Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Nikon Coolpix L32

              Compact

              $70 - $97

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $198

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $114

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix L28 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $91 - $96

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $110

              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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