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Advantages of the Canon SX500 IS

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Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 18x
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Around 3x more zoom
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Advantages of the Samsung WB200F

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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the WB200F's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
107×62×22 mm vs 104×70×80 mm
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4x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 3.2"
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3.6x thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WB200F's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
226 g vs 341 g
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More than 30% lighter
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SX500 IS1/1600s
              WB200F1/2000s
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX500 IS461k dots
              WB200F460k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX500 IS1,600 ISO
              WB200F3,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SX500 IS1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              WB200F1/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              SX500 IS9.8 MP
              WB200F9.7 MP

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              Samsung WB200F Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
              Samsung WB200F Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

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              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
              PowerShot SX500 IS
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              Samsung WB200F
              WB200F
              Samsung

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