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
Lens, Digital
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
119 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
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 Slightly 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A1200:$89.00
              W510:$93.00
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A1200:550 ms
              W510:810 ms
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $85 - $98

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $180 - $400

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $150

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Lowest price More expensive
              Placeholder

              Fujifilm FinePix A120

              Compact

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger

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