Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2200 vs Olympus VG-145

Olympus VG120

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Olympus VG-120

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Reasons to buy the Olympus VG120

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 3 cm vs 7 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.3x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting 0.9 fps vs None
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Allows taking many pictures in rapid succession
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus VG120

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Digital vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 96x56x19 mm vs 93x55x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 120 g vs 135 g
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More than 10% lighter
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recommendations

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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2200:93x55x22 mm
              VG120:96x56x19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200:135 g
              VG120:120 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2200:0.9"
              VG120:0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200:$88.60
              VG120:$104.76
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Poor or no continuous shooting Help
              A2200:0.9 fps
              VG120:None
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200:None
              VG120:Digital
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2200:4x
              VG120:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $112

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $131

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $100 - $118

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $174

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-140

              Olympus VG-140

              Compact

              Olympus VG-150

              Olympus VG-150

              Ultra compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Placeholder

              Olympus D-395

              Digicam

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger
              Olympus VG-110

              Olympus VG110

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $199

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger

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