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

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x56x19 mm
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
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 

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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200:None
              VG120:Digital
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $280

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $199

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              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 SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $230

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $190

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus FE-240

              Olympus FE-240

              Ultra compact

              $240

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Kodak EasyShare C433

              Kodak EasyShare C433

              Compact

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Olympus VG-140

              Olympus VG-140

              Compact

              $97

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