Olympus VG-160

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Olympus VG-160

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Canon PowerShot A2500

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Canon PowerShot A2500

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Reasons to buy the Olympus VG-160

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2500 over the Olympus VG-160.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Battery life Longer battery life 220 shots vs 165 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus VG-160

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" 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
Size Slightly smaller 96x57x19 mm vs 98x56x21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2500:98x56x21 mm
              VG-160:96x57x19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2500:0.8"
              VG-160:0.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2500:$89.99
              VG-160:$99.99
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              VG-160:165 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500:720p @ 25fps
              VG-160:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110 - $173

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $80 - $88

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $130

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $82 - $87

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $107

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $95 - $120

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $97 - $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $152

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $114

              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

              $150

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              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

              Olympus VG-160 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $56 - $70

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $114 - $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus VH-210

              Olympus VH-210

              Compact

              $123

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Olympus VG-170

              Olympus VG-170

              Compact

              $141

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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