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

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Really small
Size
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x22 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g

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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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$100.00
              W510$109.00
              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 resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A22004x
              W5104.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Compact

              $290

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $125

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $250

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

              Compact

              $69

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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