Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Top Seven Reasons for the

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compared to Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

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Explicitly lighter
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125 g
vs
251 g
126 g lighter
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Significantly less body volume
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114.35 cm³
vs
337.4 cm³
2.95x less body volume
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Significantly narrower
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56 mm
vs
108 mm
52 mm narrower
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Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
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37
Vastly thinner
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20.9 mm
vs
44 mm
23.10 mm thinner
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Wider aperture at minimum focal length
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2.8
vs
3.5
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
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Has a hot shoe
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Canon PowerShot A2500 is better than Canon PowerShot SX170 IS because...

Yes
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No

Top Twelve Reasons for the

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Compared to Canon PowerShot A2500

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Better video recording quality
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720 x 30 fps
vs
720 x 25 fps
20% better video recording quality
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Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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Significantly faster maximum shutter speed
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0.0003125 s
vs
0.0005 s
1.60x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
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Has built-in optical image stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
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Measurably shorter
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71 mm
vs
97.7 mm
26.70 mm shorter
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A bit bigger screen size
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3 "
vs
2.7 "
11.11% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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36
Noticeably greater zoom range
Comment
16 x
vs
5 x
11 x greater zoom range. The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
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Significantly longer maximum focal length
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448 mm
vs
140 mm
308 mm longer maximum focal length. A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
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Has manual exposure
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Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
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Has manual shutter speed
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Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
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Has manual focus
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Yes
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No
This allows to manually set the focus.
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Has an accelerometer
Comment
Yes
vs
No
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.
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Much better battery life
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Yes
vs
No
X1 has a 5000mah battery and the battery life is even better than iPad mini 2

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS is better than Canon PowerShot A2500 because...

Yes
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No

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