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
Lens, Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
 
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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 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 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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        A2200:0.9 fps
        W510:1.2 fps
        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 A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $235

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

        Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Lowest price More expensive
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $175

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $100 - $118

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $110

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $249

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

        Compact

        $158

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

        Compact

        $150

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Longest exposure Much longer exposures
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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