Canon PowerShot A2500Nikon D5100
Top 67%494 points
Top 67%
Top 25%1,131 points
Top 25%
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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
16
MP
16.9
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Nikon D5100: 53 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

5.33% more megapixels (photo).
16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.9MP
290
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
23.6 x 15.6mm
245
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
11
188
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
0.8fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
4fps
172
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
26% have it
151
0

6. weight

385g lighter.
125g
HTC Re: 65.5g
510g
141
0

7. 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
25600ISO
126
0

8. video recording

44.44% better video recording quality.
720 x 25fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps
115
0

9. 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
660shots
114
0

10. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
11% have it
84
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.0005s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
0.00025s
81
0

12. pixel density

45.65% higher pixel density.
256ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
471ppi
77
0

13. width

71mm narrower.
56mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
127mm
76
0

14. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
25% have it
76
0

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
26% have it
73
0

16. volume

88.14% less body volume.
114.35cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
964.5cm³
71
0

17. height

1.2mm shorter.
97.7mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
96.5mm
71
0

18. thickness

57.8mm thinner.
20.9mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
78.7mm
70
0

19. battery power

33.98% more battery power.
680mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
1030mAh
69
0

20. resolution

75.11% higher resolution.
553 x 415px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
1176 x 784px
69
0

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
23% have it
67
0

22. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.7"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
3"
58
0

23. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
30% have it
56
0

24. 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
Nikon D5100
73% have it
56
0

25. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
43% have it
54
0

26. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
52% have it
52
0

27. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
88% have it
51
0

28. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
29% have it
49
0

29. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
66% have it
48
0

30. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
44% have it
48
0

31. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
45% have it
47
0

32. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Nikon D800E: 2
1
43
0

33. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
55% have it
41
0

34. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Canon PowerShot A2500
Nikon D5100
67% have it
41
0

35. 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
Nikon D5100
51% have it
40
0

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