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"
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"

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
$93.15 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
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500720p @ 25fps
              VG-160720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $172

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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 S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $199

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $127

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

              Olympus VG-160 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $61

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Olympus Tough TG-830 iHS

              Waterproof

              $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $128

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-820 iHS

              Olympus TG-820

              Waterproof

              $238

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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