Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2200 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot W510 vs Canon PowerShot A2200

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

52

Canon PowerShot A2200

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Really small
Size
Super compact (96×54×20 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200.
Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens
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
Size
Smaller
96×54×20 mm vs 94×56×23 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The W510's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
119 g vs 135 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$89.25 vs $127.99
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              A2200f/2.8
              W510f/2.7
              Size Fairly small Help
              A220094×56×23 mm
              W51096×54×20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              W510119 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              W5100.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200$127.99
              W510$89.25
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              A22001/1600s
              W5101/1500s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A22000.9 fps
              W5101.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A2200720p @ 30fps
              W510480p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A22001,600 ISO
              W5103,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A22004x
              W5104.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $115

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $198

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $146

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

              Olympus PEN E-PL3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $219 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $195

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $111

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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