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

Canon PowerShot A2600

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Canon PowerShot A2600

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2600

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2600 over the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS.
 

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
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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
              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:$101.99
              ELPH 130 IS:$89.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $141

              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

              $99 - $182

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $180 - $225

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

              Canon PowerShot A2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $95 - $266

              Size Slightly smaller
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150 - $189

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $586

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

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