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

Olympus VG120 vs Canon PowerShot A2200

Winner
Olympus VG-120

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Canon PowerShot A2200

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus VG120

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×57×19 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2200 over the Olympus VG120.

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Macro focus
Significantly 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
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              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$125.64
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200None
              VG120
              1. Digital
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $116

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124 - $156

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung L830

              Samsung L830

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $327

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution

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