Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Nikon Coolpix S2700

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2700

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

Items often bought with the Canon A2500 or Nikon S2700

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2500.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S2700.

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
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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
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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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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 Very small Help
              A250098×56×21 mm
              S270095×58×21 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2500$134.00
              S2700$149.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2500220 shots
              S2700210 shots
              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
              S2700720p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $55

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              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
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $300

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S2700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $85 - $91

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $106

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Thicker
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $109

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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