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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

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
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Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens, Digital 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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        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

        $84 - $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
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $100

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $94

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        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
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $103

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $126

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        $209

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        appearance

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        Canon PowerShot A1200 Sony Cybershot DSC-W510
        Canon PowerShot A1200 Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

        discussion

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