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

Olympus VG120

Winner
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"
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x56x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

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

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 Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8
Size Fairly small Help
A2200:93x55x22 mm
VG120:96x56x19 mm
Weight Light weight Help
A2200:135 g
VG120:120 g
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
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

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$75 - $126

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Ultra compact

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

$187

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

Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Super zoom

$265 - $298

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon Coolpix S2500

Nikon Coolpix S2500

Compact

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
Nikon D1

Nikon D1

Pro DSLR

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Much larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Canon PowerShot A1200

Canon PowerShot A1200

Compact

$99

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Thicker
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Larger
Weight Significantly heavier

Olympus VG-120 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160

Compact

$65 - $100

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus TG-320

Olympus Tough TG-320

Waterproof

$249

3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Olympus TG-310

Olympus TG310

Waterproof

$179

Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Olympus VG-170

Olympus VG-170

Compact

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

appearance

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discussion

Canon PowerShot A2200
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Olympus VG-120
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