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Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690

Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34
Canon PowerShot A3200 IS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 front
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
32
Overall
36

Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690 Key Specs

Canon A3200 IS
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 149g - 95 x 57 x 24mm
  • Revealed January 2011
Sony W690
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-250mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 142g - 94 x 56 x 22mm
  • Introduced February 2012
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Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690 Overview

Below, we will be analyzing the Canon A3200 IS and Sony W690, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Canon and Sony. The resolution of the A3200 IS (14MP) and the W690 (16MP) is pretty well matched and they use the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The A3200 IS was manufactured 13 months before the W690 which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving through a more detailed comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the A3200 IS scores versus the W690 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon A3200 IS over the Sony W690

 A3200 IS W690 

Reasons to pick Sony W690 over the Canon A3200 IS

 W690 A3200 IS 
IntroducedFebruary 2012January 2011More recent by 13 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Canon A3200 IS and Sony W690

 A3200 IS W690 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to lug around your camera often, you'll need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Canon A3200 IS enjoys physical dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 149 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Sony W690 has dimensions of 94mm x 56mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") and a weight of 142 grams (0.31 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you choose at the time. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the A3200 IS vs the W690.

Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A3200 IS and W690 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690 top view buttons comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its hard to envision the gap between sensor measurements purely by reading through specifications. The photograph underneath may offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A3200 IS and W690.

To sum up, both the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Sony W690 to give more detail due to its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The older A3200 IS is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690 sensor size comparison

Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon A3200 IS as a Portrait photography camera
Sony W690 as a Portrait photography camera
33
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
supports face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
34
decent MP (16MP)
offers face detection focus
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Street photography factors
Sony W690 Street photography factors
57
image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
57
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Sports photography advice
Sony W690 Sports photography advice
39
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
max fps very slow (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
40
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon A3200 IS Travel photography details
Sony W690 Travel photography details
72
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
68
decent MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (25mm)
very long zoom (250mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon A3200 IS
Landscape photography with Sony W690
42
rather wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Time Lapse recording
43
pretty wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
no manual control
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon A3200 IS
Vlogging with Sony W690
34
rather wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of external mic socket
31
pretty wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external mic socket
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Canon A3200 IS vs Sony W690 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A3200 IS and Sony W690
 Canon PowerShot A3200 ISSony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
General Information
Brand Name Canon Sony
Model Canon PowerShot A3200 IS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2011-01-05 2012-02-28
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology BIONZ
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4320 x 3240 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 25-250mm (10.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range 3cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - ClearPhoto TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/1600s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 3.30 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Smart Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 149 gr (0.33 lbs) 142 gr (0.31 lbs)
Dimensions 95 x 57 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9") 94 x 56 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 220 shots
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model NB-8L NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HCMMCplus SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Launch pricing $230 $297