Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Canon PowerShot A1200

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A1200

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 550 ms vs 810 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video but at a lower frame rate
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $99.00 vs $137.64
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Digital, Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Significantly smaller 96x54x19 mm vs 99x63x30 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.2"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 119 g vs 185 g
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Around 40% lighter
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the W510's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The W510's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              A1200:f/2.8
              W510:f/2.7
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A1200:550 ms
              W510:810 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A1200:1 fps
              W510:1.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A1200:720p @ 24fps
              W510:480p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A1200:4x
              W510:4.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $68 - $80

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $88 - $200

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

              Travel zoom

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $174 - $176

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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