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Canon A2500 vs Sony W370

Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
29
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2500 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370 front
Portability
94
Imaging
37
Features
25
Overall
32

Canon A2500 vs Sony W370 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
Sony W370
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 34-238mm (F3.6-5.6) lens
  • 179g - 100 x 57 x 26mm
  • Released January 2010
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Canon A2500 vs Sony W370 Overview

Let's examine more in depth at the Canon A2500 vs Sony W370, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by companies Canon and Sony. The image resolution of the A2500 (16MP) and the W370 (14MP) is very comparable and they come with the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The A2500 was unveiled 3 years after the W370 which is a fairly significant gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going straight into a detailed comparison, below is a concise overview of how the A2500 grades against the W370 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2500 over the Sony W370

 A2500 W370 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2010Newer by 38 months

Reasons to pick Sony W370 over the Canon A2500

 W370 A2500 

Common features in the Canon A2500 and Sony W370

 A2500 W370 
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch display Neither contains Touch display

Canon A2500 vs Sony W370 Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera frequently, you'll need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon A2500 has got 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 Sony W370 has dimensions of 100mm x 57mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0") with a weight of 179 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you select at that moment. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the A2500 and the W370.

Canon A2500 vs Sony W370 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the A2500 and W370 is 96 and 94 respectively.

Canon A2500 vs Sony W370 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2500 vs Sony W370 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very hard to picture the difference in sensor dimensions merely by seeing technical specs. The pic below should offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the A2500 and W370.

As you have seen, both of those cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should expect to see the Canon A2500 to produce extra detail having an extra 2MP. Greater resolution will help you crop photos a little more aggressively. The younger A2500 should have a benefit in sensor tech.

Canon A2500 vs Sony W370 sensor size comparison

Canon A2500 vs Sony W370 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2500 vs Sony W370 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony W370 as a Portrait photography camera
35
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
28
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon A2500 Street photography factors
Sony W370 Street photography factors
56
lighter than competition (135 grams)
no moving screen
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2500 Sports photography info
Sony W370 Sports photography info
34
megapixel count good (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Travel photography camera
Sony W370 as a Travel photography camera
69
lighter than competition (135 grams)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
58
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (34mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2500 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony W370 as a Landscape photography camera
39
quite wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
megapixel count good (16MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
no manual control
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
37
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (34mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
manual mode not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
does not have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2500 Vlogging advice
Sony W370 Vlogging advice
30
quite wide (28mm)
supports face detection focusing
lighter than competition (135 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone socket
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (34mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic socket
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Canon A2500 vs Sony W370 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2500 and Sony W370
 Canon PowerShot A2500Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370
General Information
Company Canon Sony
Model type Canon PowerShot A2500 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-01-29 2010-01-07
Physical type 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 34-238mm (7.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/3.6-5.6
Macro focusing range 3cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 2 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 5.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
External flash
AEB
White balance 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 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic 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
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 135 gr (0.30 lb) 179 gr (0.39 lb)
Dimensions 98 x 56 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") 100 x 57 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID NB-11L NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec, portrait1/ portrait2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/ Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $109 $230