Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2600 vs Canon IXUS 150

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2600

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 
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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
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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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recommendations

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:$95.00
              ELPH 130 IS:$89.00
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A2600:220 shots
              ELPH 130 IS:190 shots
              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $162

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159 - $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $159

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $220

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $79 - $252

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker

              appearance

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