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Reasons to buy the Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2500

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
 
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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 Slightly longer battery life 220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Slightly 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
Lowest price Cheaper $78.88 vs $138.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2500:98x56x21 mm
              DSC-W730:93x52x23 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2500:125 g
              DSC-W730:122 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2500:0.8"
              DSC-W730:0.9"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2500:$78.88
              DSC-W730:$138.00
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A2500:0.8 fps
              DSC-W730:1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A2500:720p @ 25fps
              DSC-W730:720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $129

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $137 - $162

              3D Captures 3D images
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $85

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $102

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $180

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              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 A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $90 - $115

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              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

              $138

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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos

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