• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon A2500 advantages over Nikon AW130

  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    125g vs 221g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon AW130 advantages over Canon A2500

  • Less expensive
    $139 vs $199
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 110 HS

Canon A2500
Canon 110 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
Nikon AW130
Canon 110 HS
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon 320 HS

Canon A2500
Canon 320 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon AW130
Canon 320 HS
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $231
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Canon A2600

Canon A2500
Canon A2600
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon AW130
Canon A2600
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon A1400

Canon A2500
Canon A1400
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon AW130
Canon A1400
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon AW120

Canon A2500
Nikon AW120
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Lighter weight
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon AW130
Nikon AW120
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
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