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

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x57x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x21 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
125 g

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
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
$92.90 vs $159.00
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The best price we've seen is $66 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2500:98x56x21 mm
              VG-160:96x57x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2500:0.8"
              VG-160:0.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500:720p @ 25fps
              VG-160:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $111

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Olympus VG-160 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $60

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              $123

              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $96 - $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $89 - $142

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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