Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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Reasons to buy the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2500

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the A2500's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W730

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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DSC-W730's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$99.99 vs $159.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (around 40% 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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A250098x56x21 mm
              DSC-W73093x52x23 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2500125 g
              DSC-W730122 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A25000.8"
              DSC-W7300.9"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A25000.8 fps
              DSC-W7301 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2500220 shots
              DSC-W730200 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500720p @ 25fps
              DSC-W730720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $88 - $115

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $100

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $108

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $143

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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $65

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              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
              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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $55 - $120

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Thickness Thinner
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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