Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 vs Canon PowerShot A2200

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

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Canon PowerShot A2200

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-W610 or Canon A2200

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200.
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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
3.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
Lowest price
Cheaper
$75.00 vs $153.90
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The best price we've seen is $79 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W610

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Smaller
93×52×19 mm vs 94×56×23 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 DSC-W610's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
113 g vs 135 g
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Around 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              A220094×56×23 mm
              DSC-W61093×52×19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2200135 g
              DSC-W610113 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A22000.9"
              DSC-W6100.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2200$75.00
              DSC-W610$153.90
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A22000.9 fps
              DSC-W6101 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A22001,600 ISO
              DSC-W6103,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A2200720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $179

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly 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
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $138

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon IXUS 165

              Canon IXUS 165

              Travel zoom

              $131 - $137

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $60 - $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $224

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price More expensive

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