Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3500 IS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

Sony Cybershot W570 vs Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

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Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W570

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 91x51x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Longest exposure
Long exposures
15 seconds
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x21 mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W570.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A3400 IS

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony W570

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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 95x56x21 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 180 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
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
Weight
Lighter
116 g vs 145 g
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20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
              A3400 IS95x56x21 mm
              W57091x51x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              A3400 ISf/2.8
              W570f/2.6
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3400 IS145 g
              W570116 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A3400 IS180 shots
              W570220 shots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A3400 IS720p @ 25fps
              W570720p @ 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
              A3400 IS1,600 ISO
              W5703,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $100

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $78

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $127

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Nikon Coolpix P300

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Olympus VR-370

              Olympus VR-370

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $98

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $345 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $260

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $115

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $105

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier

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