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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W570

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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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
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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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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3400 IS:95x56x21 mm
              W570:91x51x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3400 IS:145 g
              W570:116 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A3400 IS:$129.97
              W570:$139.00
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A3400 IS:180 shots
              W570:220 shots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              A3400 IS:720p @ 25fps
              W570:720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $86 - $120

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $99 - $110

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $99

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung ST72

              Samsung ST72

              Ultra compact

              $97

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Compact

              Screen size Larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W580

              Sony Cybershot W580

              Compact

              $141

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung WB30F

              Samsung WB30F

              Ultra compact

              $96 - $98

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker

              appearance

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              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
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