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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x56x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
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 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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        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"
        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
        A2200:None
        VG120:Digital
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        A2200:4x
        VG120:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

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

        Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $80

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $99

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Smaller
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Pentax Q

        Pentax Q

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

        Olympus VG-120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $107 - $120

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S8600

        Fujifilm FinePix S8600

        Super zoom

        $140 - $219

        Zoom Much more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Kodak EasyShare M532

        Kodak EasyShare M532

        Compact

        Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Samsung ST65

        Samsung ST65

        Compact

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Olympus VG-140

        Olympus VG-140

        Compact

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