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Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS

Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
25
Overall
33
Canon PowerShot A2300 front
 
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS Key Specs

Canon A2300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 125g - 95 x 54 x 20mm
  • Announced February 2012
Canon A3200 IS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Announced January 2011
Photography Glossary

Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS Overview

In this article, we are comparing the Canon A2300 and Canon A3200 IS, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both manufactured by Canon. The sensor resolution of the A2300 (16MP) and the A3200 IS (14MP) is very comparable and they use the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A2300 was manufactured 14 months later than the A3200 IS making the cameras a generation apart from one another. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a thorough comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the A2300 grades vs the A3200 IS in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2300 over the Canon A3200 IS

 A2300 A3200 IS 
AnnouncedFebruary 2012January 2011Fresher by 14 months

Reasons to pick Canon A3200 IS over the Canon A2300

 A3200 IS A2300 

Common features in the Canon A2300 and Canon A3200 IS

 A2300 A3200 IS 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent display dimensions
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry your camera often, you will have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Canon A2300 offers physical dimensions of 95mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs) whilst the Canon A3200 IS has measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") with a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are employing during that time. Underneath is the front view sizing comparison of the A2300 and the A3200 IS.

Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A2300 and A3200 IS is 96 and 95 respectively.

Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS top view buttons comparison

Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be difficult to visualise the contrast in sensor sizing purely by checking out specifications. The graphic here will help provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the A2300 and A3200 IS.

Plainly, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You can expect to see the Canon A2300 to produce more detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop images a little more aggressively. The more recent A2300 is going to have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS sensor size comparison

Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2300 Portrait photography advice
Canon A3200 IS Portrait photography advice
34
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
includes face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
33
decent MP (14 megapixels)
provides face detection focusing
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A2300 Street photography details
Canon A3200 IS Street photography details
56
lighter than others (125g)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2300 as a Sports photography camera
Canon A3200 IS as a Sports photography camera
32
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
low battery life (210 shots)
lack of phase detect autofocus
39
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
provides tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2300 Travel photography information
Canon A3200 IS Travel photography information
66
lighter than others (125g)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse mode
low battery life (210 shots)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
72
decent MP (14MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f)
no Timelapse function
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2300 Landscape photography features
Canon A3200 IS Landscape photography features
33
reasonably wide (28mm)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
low battery life (210 shots)
missing Timelapse mode
42
rather wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
small screen (2.7")
lack of manual mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2300 as a Vlogging camera
Canon A3200 IS as a Vlogging camera
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
includes face detection autofocus
lighter than others (125g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone socket
34
rather wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone socket
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Canon A2300 vs Canon A3200 IS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2300 and Canon A3200 IS
 Canon PowerShot A2300Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
General Information
Brand Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A2300 Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2012-02-07 2011-01-05
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.9 -
Macro focus range 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7" 2.7"
Screen resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 15s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 4.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 125g (0.28 lb) 149g (0.33 lb)
Dimensions 95 x 54 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8") 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 210 images -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-11L NB-8L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $139 $230