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

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
119 g
 

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 Much 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
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1200:$89.00
              W510:$93.00
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A1200:1 fps
              W510:1.2 fps
              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $177 - $199

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $229 - $400

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $150

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              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
              Samsung ST65

              Samsung ST65

              Compact

              $78

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $167

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Larger

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              discussion

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