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

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Canon PowerShot A2200

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
119 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO

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
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$65.00 vs $99.48
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2200:0.9"
              W510:0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200:$99.48
              W510:$65.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              A2200:1/1600s
              W510:1/1500s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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 DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $185

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S930

              Compact

              $146

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen

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