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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x56x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
 
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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
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

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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:$73.75
              VG120:$79.00
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Image stabilization One has image stabilization Help
              A2200:None
              VG120:Digital
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2200:4x
              VG120:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W550

              Compact

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $127 - $130

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $162

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $99

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Doesn't record movies
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $79 - $83

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $99 - $110

              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Olympus VG-120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus VG-140

              Olympus VG-140

              Compact

              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $97

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Samsung ES73

              Samsung ES73

              Compact

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $250

              Continuous shooting Supports continuous shooting
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              appearance

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