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

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
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

Items often bought with the Olympus VG120 or Canon A2200

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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
3.0 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$75.00 vs $121.82
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The best price we've seen is $47 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" 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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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
              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$75.00
              VG120$121.82
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200None
              VG120
              1. Digital
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

              Compact

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $177

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-145

              Olympus VG-145

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $220

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $303 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Olympus VG-170

              Olympus VG-170

              Compact

              $136

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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