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Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
28
Overall
33
Canon PowerShot A2200 front
 
Canon PowerShot A2500 front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
29
Overall
35

Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500 Key Specs

Canon A2200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 135g - 93 x 57 x 24mm
  • Introduced January 2011
Canon A2500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 135g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2013
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Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500 Overview

Its time to look a little more closely at the Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both of them are produced by Canon. The image resolution of the A2200 (14MP) and the A2500 (16MP) is fairly similar and both cameras provide the same sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The A2200 was announced 3 years before the A2500 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a full comparison, here is a concise summary of how the A2200 scores versus the A2500 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2200 over the Canon A2500

 A2200 A2500 

Reasons to pick Canon A2500 over the Canon A2200

 A2500 A2200 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013January 2011More recent by 25 months
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Common features in the Canon A2200 and Canon A2500

 A2200 A2500 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you'll need to think about its weight and volume. The Canon A2200 has got exterior dimensions of 93mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) while the Canon A2500 has sizing of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have chosen at the time. The following is a front view dimension comparison of the A2200 compared to the A2500.

Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A2200 and A2500 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be tough to visualise the gap between sensor measurements merely by reading a spec sheet. The photograph below should give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the A2200 and A2500.

As you can see, both of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Canon A2500 to offer extra detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop images more aggressively. The older A2200 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500 sensor size comparison

Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2200 Portrait photography highlights
Canon A2500 Portrait photography highlights
33
megapixel count decent (14MP)
includes face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
35
good resolution (16MP)
offers face detection focus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A2200 as a Street photography camera
Canon A2500 as a Street photography camera
55
lighter than competition in class (135g)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
56
lighter than competition (135g)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon A2200
Sports photography with Canon A2500
37
megapixel count decent (14MP)
includes tracking autofocus
good battery life (280 per charge)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
34
good resolution (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2200 Travel photography advice
Canon A2500 Travel photography advice
70
good battery life (280 per charge)
lighter than competition in class (135g)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
69
lighter than competition (135g)
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2200 Landscape photography information
Canon A2500 Landscape photography information
36
pretty wide (28mm)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
good battery life (280 shots)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse function
39
relatively wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
good resolution (16MP)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2200 Vlogging highlights
Canon A2500 Vlogging highlights
30
pretty wide (28mm)
includes face detection focus
lighter than competition in class (135 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone socket
30
relatively wide (28mm)
offers face detection focus
lighter than competition (135 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone support
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Canon A2200 vs Canon A2500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2200 and Canon A2500
 Canon PowerShot A2200Canon PowerShot A2500
General Information
Brand Name Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A2200 Canon PowerShot A2500
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2011-01-05 2013-01-29
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/2.8-6.9
Macro focus range 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1600 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 3.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4 H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 135g (0.30 lbs) 135g (0.30 lbs)
Physical dimensions 93 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 280 photos 220 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-8L NB-11L
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $139 $109