Olympus VG-160 vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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Olympus VG-160

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Canon PowerShot A2500

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Reasons to buy the Olympus VG-160

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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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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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" 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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Size
Slightly smaller
96×57×19 mm vs 98×56×21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$108.60 vs $166.93
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The best price we've seen is $58 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A250098×56×21 mm
              VG-16096×57×19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A25000.8"
              VG-1600.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              VG-160165 shots
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500720p @ 25fps
              VG-160720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $84

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $118

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $120

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $188

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              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 A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $193

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Olympus VG-160 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              $125

              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Samsung L74 Wide

              Samsung L74 Wide

              Compact

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $88

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

              Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

              Compact

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus VR-320

              Olympus VR320

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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