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

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

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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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
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3400 IS:145 g
              W570:116 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A3400 IS:$128.31
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              A3400 IS:180 shots
              W570:220 shots
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              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

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $99 - $109

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $150

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $114 - $199

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $81 - $82

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $270

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $126

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $138

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $255

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive

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