Clicky

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2500 front
 
Samsung WB30F front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F Key Specs

Canon A2500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 135g - 98 x 56 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2013
Samsung WB30F
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-240mm (F3.1-6.3) lens
  • 128g - 98 x 58 x 17mm
  • Announced January 2013
Photography Glossary

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F Overview

Here, we are contrasting the Canon A2500 versus Samsung WB30F, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors Canon and Samsung. The resolution of the A2500 (16MP) and the WB30F (16MP) is very similar and both cameras boast the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 3 features big sensor and new modes

The A2500 was unveiled at a similar time to the WB30F so they are both of a similar age. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before delving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the A2500 grades vs the WB30F in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing
	
	

Reasons to pick Canon A2500 over the Samsung WB30F

 A2500 WB30F 

Reasons to pick Samsung WB30F over the Canon A2500

 WB30F A2500 

Common features in the Canon A2500 and Samsung WB30F

 A2500 WB30F 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013January 2013Similar age
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurements
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera, you are going to need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Canon A2500 has external 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) whilst the Samsung WB30F has dimensions of 98mm x 58mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7") along with a weight of 128 grams (0.28 lbs).

Contrast the Canon A2500 versus Samsung WB30F in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are employing during that time. Here is a front view sizing comparison of the A2500 compared to the WB30F.

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the A2500 and WB30F is 96 and 96 respectively.

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F top view buttons comparison

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's hard to envision the contrast between sensor sizing just by going over specs. The visual below might offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the A2500 and WB30F.

All in all, both cameras come with the identical sensor size and the exact same megapixels so you can expect similar quality of photographs although you should factor the age of the products into consideration.

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F sensor size comparison

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photobucket discusses licensing 13 billion images with AI firms

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2500 Portrait photography factors
Samsung WB30F Portrait photography factors
35
decent MP (16MP)
comes with face detection focusing
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
35
MP count good (16MP)
provides face detection focusing
no manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
Snapchat Adds Watermarks to AI-Created Images

Street Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Street photography camera
Samsung WB30F as a Street photography camera
56
lighter than competitors in class (135 grams)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
64
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (128g)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
Meta to Introduce 'AI-Generated' Labels for Media starting next month

Sports Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung WB30F as a Sports photography camera
34
decent MP (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
Apple Innovates by Creating Next-Level Optical Stabilization for iPhone

Travel Comparison

Canon A2500 Travel photography info
Samsung WB30F Travel photography info
69
lighter than competitors in class (135 grams)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
69
lighter than competition (128 grams)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (24mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
Sora from OpenAI releases its first ever music video

Landscape Comparison

Canon A2500 Landscape photography factors
Samsung WB30F Landscape photography factors
39
really wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
decent MP (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
manual exposure not possible
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse function
43
fairly wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
no manual exposure
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
President Biden pushes bill mandating TikTok sale or ban

Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2500 Vlogging factors
Samsung WB30F Vlogging factors
30
really wide (28mm)
comes with face detection focusing
lighter than competitors in class (135g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone socket
33
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focusing
lighter than competition (128 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic jack
Samsung Releases Faster Versions of EVO MicroSD Cards

Canon A2500 vs Samsung WB30F Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2500 and Samsung WB30F
 Canon PowerShot A2500Samsung WB30F
General Information
Company Canon Samsung
Model Canon PowerShot A2500 Samsung WB30F
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-01-29 2013-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 24-240mm (10.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.1-6.3
Macro focus distance 3cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - QVGA TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance 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 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 135g (0.30 lbs) 128g (0.28 lbs)
Physical dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 98 x 58 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7")
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 -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-11L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail cost $109 $180