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

Canon PowerShot A2600

Winner
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

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Really small
Size
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x21 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

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 ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $198

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

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures

              Canon PowerShot A2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $123 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $164

              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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