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

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Weight
Light-weight
119 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
 
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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 Slightly better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 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
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Advantages of the Sony W510

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Digital, 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 96x54x19 mm vs 93x55x22 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the W510's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The W510's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop 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
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        A2200:93x55x22 mm
        W510:96x54x19 mm
        Weight Light weight Help
        A2200:135 g
        W510:119 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        A2200:0.9"
        W510:0.8"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        A2200:0.9 fps
        W510:1.2 fps
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.7"
        Movie format Poor movies Help
        A2200:720p @ 30fps
        W510:480p @ 30fps
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        A2200:4x
        W510:4.4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $80

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $90 - $115

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $85

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Smaller
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $168

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2000 IS

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Significantly larger

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Thickness Much thicker
        Samsung TL350

        Samsung TL350

        Compact

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $144 - $162

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Pentax Optio LS465

        Pentax Optio LS465

        Compact

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

        Travel zoom

        $213

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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        Canon PowerShot A2200 Sony Cybershot DSC-W510
        Canon PowerShot A2200 Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

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