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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2600

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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 $101.99 vs $129.00
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (more than 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:$101.99
              ELPH 130 IS:$129.00
              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 A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $100 - $118

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $152

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $175

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $148

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $87

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              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 A2600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $116

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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