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

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x56x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
120 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 
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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 Slightly 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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              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:$89.00
              VG120:$79.00
              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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $128

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              $193 - $400

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $99 - $109

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

              Pro digicam

              $339

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Weight Heavier

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 135

              Canon IXUS 135

              Travel zoom

              $309

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus FE-20

              Olympus FE-20

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $112

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80

              Compact

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L21

              Nikon Coolpix L21

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              appearance

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