Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2600 vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2600

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Large screen
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2600

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the A2600's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 220 shots vs 190 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $88.00 vs $103.99
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The best price we've seen is $16 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 130 IS

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 5x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2600:98x56x20 mm
              ELPH 130 IS:95x56x21 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2600:135 g
              ELPH 130 IS:133 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2600:$88.00
              ELPH 130 IS:$103.99
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 25fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $126

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $165

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $84 - $120

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $74

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $265

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot A2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $108

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $76 - $110

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $63

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $128

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $190 - $213

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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