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

52

Canon PowerShot A2200

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
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

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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$78.71 vs $127.99
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The best price we've seen is $49 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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$127.99
              W510$78.71
              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

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              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 A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

              Compact

              $149

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fastest shutter speed Slightly slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $135

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $550

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $243

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Lowest price More expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $230

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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