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"
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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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" 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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Slightly smaller
96×57×19 mm vs 98×56×21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 3.0 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
$89.00 vs $134.00
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              A250098×56×21 mm
              VG-16096×57×19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              125 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A25000.8"
              VG-1600.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2500$134.00
              VG-160$89.00
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2500220 shots
              VG-160165 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500720p @ 25fps
              VG-160720p @ 30fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              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

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $300

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $198

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Olympus VG-160 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus VG-150

              Olympus VG-150

              Ultra compact

              $80

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Olympus VH-210

              Olympus VH-210

              Compact

              $121

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $90 - $95

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Size Significantly larger

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