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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens, Digital
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
 
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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 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 Lens, Digital 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 Slightly 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"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200:$89.00
              W510:$93.00
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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"
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              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 ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $114 - $180

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $90 - $99

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

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

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $87 - $149

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Pentax Optio P70

              Pentax Optio P70

              Compact

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Nikon Coolpix S70

              Compact

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $130

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Olympus VH-520

              Olympus VH-520

              Travel zoom

              $89 - $96

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              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

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              discussion

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