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

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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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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Size
Slightly smaller
96x57x19 mm vs 98x56x21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$108.74 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              A250098x56x21 mm
              VG-16096x57x19 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
              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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $109

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

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $160

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $155

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $154

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Olympus VG-160 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-140

              Olympus VG-140

              Compact

              $141

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $54

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus VH-210

              Olympus VH-210

              Compact

              $160

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Olympus VG-145

              Olympus VG-145

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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