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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2700

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the A2500's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 220 shots vs 210 shots
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $79.00 vs $109.99
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S2700

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Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2500:98x56x21 mm
              S2700:94x57x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2500:$79.00
              S2700:$109.99
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2500:220 shots
              S2700:210 shots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500:720p @ 25fps
              S2700:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2500:5x
              S2700:6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $99 - $110

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $88

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $64

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $110

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S2700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $162

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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