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Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2500 front
 
Canon PowerShot A3300 IS front
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
30
Overall
35

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 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
  • Launched January 2013
Canon A3300 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS Overview

Here is a detailed comparison of the Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both sold by Canon. The image resolution of the A2500 (16MP) and the A3300 IS (16MP) is relatively similar and they possess the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A2500 was launched 2 years later than the A3300 IS and that is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the A2500 grades vs the A3300 IS when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2500 over the Canon A3300 IS

 A2500 A3300 IS 
IntroducedJanuary 2013January 2011Fresher by 26 months

Reasons to pick Canon A3300 IS over the Canon A2500

 A3300 IS A2500 

Common features in the Canon A2500 and Canon A3300 IS

 A2500 A3300 IS 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Neither contains Touch screen

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera, you have to factor its weight and proportions. The Canon A2500 has got outside measurements of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) and the Canon A3300 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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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Underneath is the front view proportions comparison of the A2500 against the A3300 IS.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the A2500 and A3300 IS is 96 and 95 respectively.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS top view buttons comparison

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very tough to picture the contrast between sensor sizing simply by reading specifications. The photograph below might give you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the A2500 and A3300 IS.

To sum up, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same megapixels so you should expect similar quality of files though you might want to consider the release date of the products into consideration. The more modern A2500 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS sensor size comparison

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2500 Portrait photography features
Canon A3300 IS Portrait photography features
35
resolution is good (16MP)
includes face detection focus
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
34
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
supports face detect autofocus
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A2500 Street photography highlights
Canon A3300 IS Street photography highlights
56
lighter than competitors in class (135g)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
57
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2500 Sports photography highlights
Canon A3300 IS Sports photography highlights
34
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
supports tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2500 Travel photography factors
Canon A3300 IS Travel photography factors
69
lighter than competitors in class (135 grams)
resolution is good (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
65
MP count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
missing Timelapse mode
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2500 Landscape photography highlights
Canon A3300 IS Landscape photography highlights
39
decently wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
resolution is good (16MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
43
pretty wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Vlogging camera
Canon A3300 IS as a Vlogging camera
30
decently wide (28mm)
includes face detection focus
lighter than competitors in class (135g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone port
31
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone port
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Canon A2500 vs Canon A3300 IS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2500 and Canon A3300 IS
 Canon PowerShot A2500Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A2500 Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Launched 2013-01-29 2011-01-05
Body design 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 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Min native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focus distance 3cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 15 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 file format H.264 MPEG-4
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 135 grams (0.30 lbs) 149 grams (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 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 220 images 230 images
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-11L NB-8L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $109 $200