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

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
26 mm
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2200

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Size
Really small
Super compact (94×56×23 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
135 g

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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              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"
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A22001,600 ISO
              DSC-W6103,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $147

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot A2200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Canon PowerShot A1200

              Compact

              $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $146

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

              Olympus PEN E-PL3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $219 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Nikon Coolpix 4500

              Digicam

              $805

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Samsung ES70

              Samsung ES70

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung ES75

              Samsung ES75

              Digicam

              $121

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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