Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2200 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot W510

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Canon PowerShot A2200

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Really small
Size
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Digital, Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
119 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2200 over the Sony Cybershot 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
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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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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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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
              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:$100.00
              W510:$89.89
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $190

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              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 Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A490

              Canon PowerShot A490

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              $65

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              appearance

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              Canon PowerShot A2200 Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

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