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Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2500 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S30 front
Portability
90
Imaging
33
Features
18
Overall
27

Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30 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
  • Announced January 2013
Nikon S30
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 29-87mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 102 x 65 x 40mm
  • Launched February 2012
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Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30 Overview

In this article, we are analyzing the Canon A2500 versus Nikon S30, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by rivals Canon and Nikon. There exists a significant gap among the image resolutions of the A2500 (16MP) and S30 (10MP) and the A2500 (1/2.3") and S30 (1/3") feature totally different sensor measurements.

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The A2500 was launched 13 months later than the S30 making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a concise synopsis of how the A2500 grades versus the S30 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2500 over the Nikon S30

 A2500 S30 
LaunchedJanuary 2013February 2012Fresher by 13 months
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Nikon S30 over the Canon A2500

 S30 A2500 

Common features in the Canon A2500 and Nikon S30

 A2500 S30 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry your camera, you will have to consider its weight and size. The Canon A2500 provides physical measurements of 98mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") and a weight of 135 grams (0.30 lbs) and the Nikon S30 has specifications of 102mm x 65mm x 40mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.6") and a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

Analyze the Canon A2500 versus Nikon S30 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you select during that time. Here is the front view measurement comparison of the A2500 and the S30.

Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A2500 and S30 is 96 and 90 respectively.

Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to visualise the gap in sensor sizing purely by viewing a spec sheet. The visual here might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the A2500 and S30.

As you can see, both the cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The A2500 featuring a larger sensor will make achieving shallow DOF simpler and the Canon A2500 will render greater detail utilizing its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop photos far more aggressively. The younger A2500 will have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30 sensor size comparison

Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2500 Portrait photography features
Nikon S30 Portrait photography features
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resolution is good (16 megapixels)
features face detection focusing
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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provides face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A2500 Street photography advice
Nikon S30 Street photography advice
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lighter than competition in class (135 grams)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
51
environment sealing
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/3")
has no RAW files
heavier than average (214 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2500 Sports photography factors
Nikon S30 Sports photography factors
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resolution is good (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
environment sealing
continuous shooting slow (1.5 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2500 Travel photography features
Nikon S30 Travel photography features
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lighter than competition in class (135 grams)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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environment sealing
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than average (214g)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2500 Landscape photography details
Nikon S30 Landscape photography details
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decently wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
resolution is good (16MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
manual mode not available
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
missing Time Lapse mode
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environment sealing
no manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/3")
has no RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S30 as a Vlogging camera
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decently wide (28mm)
features face detection focusing
lighter than competition in class (135g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external mic port
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provides face detect focus
wide angle not fantastic (29mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic port
heavier than average (214 grams)
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Canon A2500 vs Nikon S30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2500 and Nikon S30
 Canon PowerShot A2500Nikon Coolpix S30
General Information
Brand Canon Nikon
Model type Canon PowerShot A2500 Nikon Coolpix S30
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-01-29 2012-02-01
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 4.8 x 3.6mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 17.3mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 29-87mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 7.5
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology - TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s 1.5 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4
Mic 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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 135g (0.30 pounds) 214g (0.47 pounds)
Dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 102 x 65 x 40mm (4.0" x 2.6" x 1.6")
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 pictures 240 pictures
Battery form Battery Pack AA
Battery ID NB-11L 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $109 $119