Canon PowerShot A2500

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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

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

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
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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 Fairly small Help
              A2500:98x56x21 mm
              S2700:94x57x20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              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
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2500:220 shots
              S2700:210 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500:720p @ 25fps
              S2700:720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $249

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $109 - $129

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $269

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $111

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

              Nikon Coolpix S2700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $138

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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