Olympus VG-160

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Olympus VG-160

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Canon PowerShot A2500

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Canon PowerShot A2500

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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
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 

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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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 Slightly better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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:$78.88
              VG-160:$79.00
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $90 - $115

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $74

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $144 - $161

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $73

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $90 - $100

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $110

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $137

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Olympus VG-160 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-180

              Olympus VG-180

              Compact

              $59 - $109

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size 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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $129

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

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