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

Olympus VG120

Winner
Olympus VG-120

55

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Canon PowerShot A2200

50

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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
120 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2200 over the Olympus VG120.
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $99.99 vs $150.38
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The best price we've seen is $50 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size Slightly 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 Slightly 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
              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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200:$99.99
              VG120:$150.38
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Poor or no continuous shooting Help
              A2200:0.9 fps
              VG120:None
              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

              $119

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot N

              Canon PowerShot N

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $125

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $137

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $103

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Olympus VG-145

              Olympus VG-145

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Olympus FE-5040

              Olympus FE-5040

              Compact

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Olympus FE-20

              Olympus FE-20

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              appearance

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              discussion

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