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

Olympus VG120 vs Canon PowerShot A2200

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Olympus VG-120

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Canon PowerShot A2200

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus VG120

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm

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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2200:93x55x22 mm
              VG120:96x56x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200:135 g
              VG120:120 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2200:0.9"
              VG120:0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Poor or no continuous shooting Help
              A2200:0.9 fps
              VG120:None
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200:None
              VG120:Digital
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $109

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

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

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $151 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price More expensive

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-140

              Olympus VG-140

              Compact

              $123

              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $93

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15

              Compact

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus VH-210

              Olympus VH-210

              Compact

              $158

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger

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