Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 vs Canon PowerShot A2500

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Reasons to buy the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
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

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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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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 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
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
Slightly cheaper
$139.99 vs $180.29
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 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
              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
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500720p @ 25fps
              DSC-W730720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A25001,600 ISO
              DSC-W7303,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              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
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $111

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $107

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $102

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly heavier
              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 A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $154

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $123

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $154

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Casio Exilim EX-N50

              Casio Exilim EX-N50

              Compact

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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