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

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
 
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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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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 Lighter 120 g vs 135 g
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More than 10% lighter
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recommendations

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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
        Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
        A2200:None
        VG120:Digital
        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

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $150

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Canon PowerShot A2600

        Compact

        $90 - $100

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix S2500

        Nikon Coolpix S2500

        Compact

        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Movie format Records lower quality movies

        Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $80

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $168

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $90 - $115

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        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 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

        Olympus VG-120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Screen size Smaller screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Olympus VR-320

        Olympus VR320

        Travel zoom

        $104

        Zoom More zoom
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Size Significantly larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $131

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Olympus VG-160

        Olympus VG-160

        Compact

        $79 - $100

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Weight Slightly heavier

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