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

51

Canon PowerShot A2200

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200. Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510.

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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Almost the same
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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              A2200f/2.8
              W510f/2.7
              Size Fairly small Help
              A220093x55x22 mm
              W51096x54x19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              W510119 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              W5100.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200$124.99
              W510$124.88
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              A22001/1600s
              W5101/1500s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              A22000.9 fps
              W5101.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A2200720p @ 30fps
              W510480p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A22001,600 ISO
              W5103,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A22004x
              W5104.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A470

              Canon PowerShot A470

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A495

              Canon PowerShot A495

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $131

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $245

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $95

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $107

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ES73

              Samsung ES73

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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