Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Nikon Coolpix S2700

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S2700

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$139.99 vs $166.93
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (around 20% 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A250098×56×21 mm
              S270095×58×21 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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2500220 shots
              S2700210 shots
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A25003.0 cm
              S27005.0 cm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500720p @ 25fps
              S2700720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              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 Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $84

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $119 - $150

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              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 A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S2700 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $145

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $79 - $92

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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