Sony Cybershot W570 vs Canon PowerShot A2200

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W570

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 91x51x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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 W570.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2200

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% 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 W570

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the W570's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
91x51x19 mm vs 93x55x22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The W570'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
116 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
              W570:91x51x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              A2200:f/2.8
              W570:f/2.6
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200:135 g
              W570:116 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A2200:0.9"
              W570:0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A2200:0.9 fps
              W570:1 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2200:4x
              W570:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $195

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $229 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Screen size Larger screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $109

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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