Canon PowerShot A2500Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
Top 67%497 points
Top 67%
Top 68%486 points
Top 68%
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Megapixels
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Top 95%
747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS: 39 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

0% more megapixels.
16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
247
0

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
0.80fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
0.80fps
176
0

4. weight

126g lighter.
125g
HTC Re: 65.50g
251g
142
0

5. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
1600ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
1600ISO
127
0

6. video recording

16.67% better video recording quality.
720 x 25fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
720 x 30fps
115
0

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
220shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
300shots
114
0

8. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
48% have it
86
0

9. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s
81
0

10. width

52mm narrower.
56mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
108mm
76
0

11. volume

66.11% less body volume.
114.35cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
337.40cm³
71
0

12. height

26.70mm shorter.
97.70mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71mm
71
0

13. thickness

23.10mm thinner.
20.90mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
44mm
70
0

14. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
46% have it
67
0

15. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.70"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3"
59
0

16. has AF tracking

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.
Canon PowerShot A2500
73% have it
57
0

17. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
88% have it
51
0

18. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
66% have it
49
0

19. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
45% have it
48
0

20. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
5x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.30x
16x
43
0

21. widest aperture

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.
2.80f
Ricoh GR II: 1f
3.50f
41
0

22. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
88% have it
41
0

23. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
51% have it
40
0

24. 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.
140mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2m
448mm
39
0

25. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
64% have it
37
0

26. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
15s
Hasselblad H5D-200c MS: 720s
15s
37
0

27. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
28mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
28mm
35
0

28. has manual focus

This allows to manually set the focus.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
59% have it
35
0

29. has manual ISO

This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
93% have it
32
0

30. USB version

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
2
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: 3.10
2
31
0

31. has an accelerometer

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.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
92% have it
30
0

32. has manual white balance

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
96% have it
28
0

33. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
98% have it
27
0

34. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
94% have it
27
0

35. has a dedicated camera button

A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
99% have it
27
0

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