Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Macro focus
Great macro
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x31 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
220 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX510 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 14x
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More than 4.5x more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 0 cm vs 5 cm
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Almost the same
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.8 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX510 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $199.00 vs $475.06
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The best price we've seen is $276 cheaper (2.4x less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the SX210 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Size Smaller 105x59x31 mm vs 104x70x80 mm
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2.9x smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 3.1"
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2.5x thinner
Weight Lighter 220 g vs 349 g
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Around 40% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX510 HS:3.8 fps
              SX210 IS:0.7 fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $184

              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $350

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $252

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

              Travel zoom

              $213

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $249

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $255

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $191 - $275

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Much larger

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              $379

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies

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