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

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus VG120

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus VG-120.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 7.0 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
  1. Digital
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" 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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Smaller
96×57×19 mm vs 94×56×23 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
              A220094×56×23 mm
              VG12096×57×19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              VG120120 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              VG1200.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200$127.99
              VG120$124.96
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200None
              VG120
              1. Digital
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Poor or no continuous shooting Help
              A22000.9 fps
              VG120None
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A22003.0 cm
              VG1207.0 cm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A22004x
              VG1205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $85

              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 A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $193

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $109

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus VG-140

              Olympus VG-140

              Compact

              $131

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              $161

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Olympus SP-560 UZ

              Super zoom

              $300

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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