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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recommendations

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
              A220093x55x22 mm
              VG12096x56x19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              VG120120 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              VG1200.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200$127.99
              VG120$125.32
              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 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

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $243

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Compact

              $130

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $430

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $135

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

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $110

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus VG-150

              Olympus VG-150

              Ultra compact

              $75

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus VG-110

              Olympus VG110

              Ultra compact

              $92

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $163

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot G5

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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