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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
 

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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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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 Slightly cheaper $63.61 vs $79.00
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The best price we've seen is $15 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              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:$79.00
              VG-160:$63.61
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $76 - $110

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $73

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $110 - $147

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $64

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $80

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $126

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $68 - $89

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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

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              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

              $60

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus VG-170

              Olympus VG-170

              Compact

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus VH-210

              Olympus VH-210

              Compact

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

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              discussion

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