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

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
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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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 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
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        A2200:f/2.8
        W510:f/2.7
        Size Fairly small Help
        A2200:93x55x22 mm
        W510:96x54x19 mm
        Weight Light weight Help
        A2200:135 g
        W510:119 g
        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
        A2200:0.9 fps
        W510:1.2 fps
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $126

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        $174 - $176

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $235 - $250

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Canon PowerShot A1200

        Compact

        $85

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Panasonic Lumix FZ70

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot A800

        Canon PowerShot A800

        Compact

        $108

        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon PowerShot A590 IS

        Canon PowerShot A590 IS

        Digicam

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $94

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        $209

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Nikon Coolpix S4300

        Compact

        $103

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

        Travel zoom

        $92

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger

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        Canon PowerShot A2200 Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

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