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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 91x51x19 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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:$109.95
              W570:$129.99
              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
              5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

              Compact

              $270

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Captures 3D images
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $205

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $87

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $108

              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

              $133

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $98 - $160

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $138

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              appearance

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