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Canon A2500 vs Canon D10

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2500 front
 
Canon PowerShot D10 front
Portability
89
Imaging
35
Features
23
Overall
30

Canon A2500 vs Canon D10 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
  • Introduced January 2013
Canon D10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F2.8-4.9) lens
  • 190g - 104 x 67 x 49mm
  • Revealed July 2009
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Canon A2500 vs Canon D10 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Canon A2500 versus Canon D10, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both sold by Canon. There is a substantial difference between the resolutions of the A2500 (16MP) and D10 (12MP) but they use the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The A2500 was launched 3 years later than the D10 and that is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before diving in to a in-depth comparison, below is a concise summation of how the A2500 grades against the D10 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2500 over the Canon D10

 A2500 D10 
RevealedJanuary 2013July 2009Fresher by 44 months
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")

Reasons to pick Canon D10 over the Canon A2500

 D10 A2500 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing

Common features in the Canon A2500 and Canon D10

 A2500 D10 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Canon A2500 vs Canon D10 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to carry your camera, you have to factor its weight and volume. The Canon A2500 enjoys outside dimensions of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) and the Canon D10 has sizing of 104mm x 67mm x 49mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 190 grams (0.42 lbs).

Contrast the Canon A2500 versus Canon D10 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. Here is the front view measurements comparison of the A2500 against the D10.

Canon A2500 vs Canon D10 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the A2500 and D10 is 96 and 89 respectively.

Canon A2500 vs Canon D10 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2500 vs Canon D10 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be tough to envision the gap between sensor sizing purely by reviewing a spec sheet. The visual here might give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A2500 and D10.

As you can see, both of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same resolution. You can expect the Canon A2500 to offer you more detail utilizing its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs a little more aggressively. The more modern A2500 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Canon A2500 vs Canon D10 sensor size comparison

Canon A2500 vs Canon D10 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2500 vs Canon D10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2500 Portrait photography features
Canon D10 Portrait photography features
35
MP count good (16MP)
provides face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
32
you can focus manually
supports face detection autofocus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A2500 Street photography factors
Canon D10 Street photography factors
56
lighter than competitors (135g)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2500 Sports photography details
Canon D10 Sports photography details
34
MP count good (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
31
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Travel photography camera
Canon D10 as a Travel photography camera
69
lighter than competitors (135 grams)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse function
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
54
environment sealing
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse function
MP count low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2500 Landscape photography features
Canon D10 Landscape photography features
39
quite wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3")
MP count good (16MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
no manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Time Lapse function
35
you can focus manually
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
no manual mode
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2500 Vlogging highlights
Canon D10 Vlogging highlights
30
quite wide (28mm)
provides face detection autofocus
lighter than competitors (135 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic jack
27
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external microphone socket
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Canon A2500 vs Canon D10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2500 and Canon D10
 Canon PowerShot A2500Canon PowerShot D10
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot A2500 Canon PowerShot D10
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2013-01-29 2009-07-01
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
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 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
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) 35-105mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/2.8-4.9
Macro focus range 3cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 2.5"
Resolution of screen 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15s 15s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/5000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.20 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
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) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
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 135 gr (0.30 lbs) 190 gr (0.42 lbs)
Dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 104 x 67 x 49mm (4.1" x 2.6" x 1.9")
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 220 photos -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-11L NB-6L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2, 10, Custom, Face)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/MMC/MMCplus
Card slots One One
Cost at release $109 $299