Olympus VG-160 vs 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
$107.65 vs $180.29
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The best price we've seen is $73 cheaper (more than 40% 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

              $176

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $110 - $120

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Olympus VG-160 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Kodak EasyShare M575

              Kodak EasyShare M575

              Compact

              $100

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $152

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus VH-210

              Olympus VH-210

              Compact

              $131

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

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