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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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
250 shots
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Macro focus
Great macro
3.0 cm
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2200.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W610.

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
3.0 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
Slightly cheaper
$127.99 vs $159.97
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (around 20% 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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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
              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$127.99
              DSC-W610$159.97
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A22000.9 fps
              DSC-W6101 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              A22003.0 cm
              DSC-W6104.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A22001,600 ISO
              DSC-W6103,200 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              A2200720p @ 30fps
              DSC-W610480p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $98

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $84

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $280

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

              Compact

              $250

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $180

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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