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

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g

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
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
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
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
              A220093x55x22 mm
              VG12096x56x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              VG120120 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              VG1200.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200$124.99
              VG120$119.74
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200None
              VG120Digital
              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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A22004x
              VG1205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Canon PowerShot G7

              Digicam

              $750

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $219

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              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

              $220

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot A620

              Digicam

              $560

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $130

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $740 with 18-55mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $107

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Nikon Coolpix S620

              Compact

              $280

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus VG-140

              Olympus VG-140

              Compact

              $121

              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              Canon PowerShot A2200 Olympus VG-120
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              discussion

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