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

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 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"
        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
        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-W570

        Sony Cybershot W570

        Ultra compact

        $130

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $180

        Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $206

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $110 - $180

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $200

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
        Olympus VG-160

        Olympus VG-160

        Compact

        $112

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

        Ultra compact

        $86

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Wide angle Better wide angle

        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-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

        Compact

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        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 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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