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Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2500 front
 
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS Key Specs

Canon A2500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 135g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Released January 2013
Canon A3200 IS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Released January 2011
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Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS Overview

The following is a extended overview of the Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both produced by Canon. The image resolution of the A2500 (16MP) and the A3200 IS (14MP) is pretty similar and they feature the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A2500 was unveiled 2 years after the A3200 IS which is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go in to a in-depth comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the A2500 grades versus the A3200 IS in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2500 over the Canon A3200 IS

 A2500 A3200 IS 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2011Newer by 26 months
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Canon A3200 IS over the Canon A2500

 A3200 IS A2500 

Common features in the Canon A2500 and Canon A3200 IS

 A2500 A3200 IS 
Manually focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Neither contains Touch screen

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera frequently, you should consider its weight and proportions. The Canon A2500 has got exterior dimensions of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) while the Canon A3200 IS has measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have during that time. Below is the front view dimensions comparison of the A2500 compared to the A3200 IS.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the A2500 and A3200 IS is 96 and 95 respectively.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS top view buttons comparison

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS Sensor Comparison

Often, it is difficult to see the difference between sensor dimensions purely by reviewing technical specs. The picture here might give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the A2500 and A3200 IS.

As you have seen, both of those cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You can expect the Canon A2500 to deliver greater detail having an extra 2MP. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop pictures a little more aggressively. The newer A2500 will have a benefit in sensor innovation.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS sensor size comparison

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Portrait photography camera
Canon A3200 IS as a Portrait photography camera
35
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
provides face detection focus
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
33
decent MP (14MP)
offers face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A2500 Street photography factors
Canon A3200 IS Street photography factors
56
lighter than competition (135 grams)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2500 Sports photography info
Canon A3200 IS Sports photography info
34
MP count decent (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
slow fps (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon A2500
Travel photography with Canon A3200 IS
69
lighter than competition (135g)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
72
decent MP (14MP)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon A2500
Landscape photography with Canon A3200 IS
39
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
manual mode not possible
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
42
pretty wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
small screen (2.7 inches)
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2500 Vlogging info
Canon A3200 IS Vlogging info
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
provides face detection focus
lighter than competition (135 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic jack
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pretty wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect autofocus
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have microphone support
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Canon A2500 vs Canon A3200 IS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2500 and Canon A3200 IS
 Canon PowerShot A2500Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
General Information
Brand Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot A2500 Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Released 2013-01-29 2011-01-05
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - 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 alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-6.9 -
Macro focusing distance 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 4.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 135 gr (0.30 lbs) 149 gr (0.33 lbs)
Dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 220 shots -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-11L NB-8L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $109 $230